WASHINGTON American Pharoah has joined the #Resistance.
President Trump is a horrendous racist. And its time for Democrats to stop calling him one.
Physically diminutive, intellectually acerbic and with an eye for the ironic, Margaret Ng lawyer, writer and former legislator is, at 71, a member of the generation for which this citys youthful protesters have scant patience. They say the elders have been too patient about Hong Kongs precarious situation. But, says Ng dryly, the youths frequently welcome assistance from the older generations lawyers.
In some countries working-class groups have proved to be the most nationalistic and jingoistic sector of the population, wrote the highly esteemed sociologist and political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset 60 years ago last month.
HONG KONG The masked men who recently tossed firebombs at Jimmy Lais home targeted one of this citys foremost democracy advocates. Lai, a 71-year-old media billionaire, calls this summers ongoing protest a martyrdom movement and a last-straw movement. It has an intensity and dynamic that bewilders the protesters opponents in Beijing and in Hong Kongs Beijing-obedient city administration.
CHARLESTON, S.C. Once upon a time, Mark Sanford might have been a contender, but theres too much water under the bridges that stretch from this city of steeples to his erstwhile home on Sullivans Island.
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford officially announced on Sunday that he is running for president, but Republican officials in his home state are hardly enthusiastic. On Saturday they voted to cancel next years primary.
A year ago this week, the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings got under way. They dropped a bomb on American social psychology and created a tectonic divide. And, as a book published this week suggests, their controversies were the result of a politically motivated hit campaign.
There are alarming consequences for the survival of human beings and the success of the society they inhabit when the brain suffers without treatment. And it has become frighteningly common for Americans to find their way into despair and self-murder.
The first few nights that two strangers spent under my roof, I couldnt sleep. I stashed a rusty hatchet under my bed. The blade was so dull that the best I could have hoped for was that it might cause a tetanus infection. What had I been thinking when I invited a young homeless couple and their pet rabbit into my house?
WASHINGTON Much white evangelical support for Donald Trump is based on a bargain or transaction: political loyalty (and political cover for the presidents moral flaws) in return for protection from a hostile culture.
Nestled on the Front Range of the Rockies, the city of Crystal was a largely upper-middle-class paradise, chock full of health-conscious and socially conscious meaning, of course, impeccably progressive Coloradans. Then in slithered a serpent in the form of a proposal for a new school, to be called Crystal Academy, for accelerated and exceptional learners. Suddenly it was paradise lost.
WASHINGTON A question for this moment: If the Earths lungs were on fire and the doctor refused to treat it, would there be cause for a third-party intervention?
WASHINGTON It is grotesquely fascinating to see Donald Trumps apologists try to explain his most lunatic ideas and claims. It is a bit like watching someone choke down a sheeps eye on a bet, then declare it fine dining. (Note to animal rights activists: This is a simile, not a recommendation.)