Trump’s demand for complete and instant disarmament was never very realistic. But we needed return to the exchange of threats.
Even as inequality has grown worse, race and religion divide us and blind us to the reality of our shared struggles.
There’s no question that the union is a symbol of change.
We know what to do to reduce poverty and entrenched discrimination. It isn’t a mystery. It is simply a matter of will — and of power.
If we don’t know the whereas, the therefore doesn’t make sense. Witness the ovens in Auschwitz and Treblinka, and then you can understand the creation of Israel.
Last week, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Ala., demanding a reckoning with one of this nation’s most repressed atrocities: the lynching of thousands of black people in a campaign of racist terror that lasted for decades.
“Mission accomplished,” announced President Donald Trump after the United States, France and England unleashed more than 100 missiles on Syria in reaction to the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people.
I will never forget the Sunday morning when she left Robben Island with Nelson Mandela, even as he forgave the prison guards that had kept them apart.
From the White House and across the great cabinets of the federal government, civil rights are being systematically undermined.
Poverty has been going up among all races, except for people over 65, protected a bit by the earned benefits of Social Security and Medicare.
One thing is clear. It is far better that Trump and Kim are moving toward talks rather than escalating threats.