Hurricane Trump

By Carol Widom Last Wednesday night, exactly one week after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, I finally breathed easier when I learned that all my relatives were alive. From a local ham operated radio, names were reported on a safety checklist and my cousin messaged that his dad’s name had been called…

Trump, evicter-in-chief

By Cameron Orr Landlord-in-chief Donald Trump wants to evict 800,000 people from the U.S. On September 5th, the Trump administration announced it intends to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Many DACA recipients, employed in the construction industry, built the very buildings that made such real-estate moguls rich. Every day the people of New…

Could the Arpaio pardon be Trump’s Waterloo?

By Albert Bender Will the disgraceful pardon of the brazenly racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio be Trump’s Waterloo? It certainly should be. Trump has done what no other “president” in recent U.S. history has ever done: He has, by his actions, endorsed virulent racism, lauded flagrant white supremacy, and praised the holding of people of color—specifically Latinos—in what by Arpaio’s own admission…

Senate bill isn’t mean, it’s cruel!

BY LILY ESKELSEN GARCÍA When Senate Republicans finally revealed their secret plan to decimate the Affordable Care Act last week, it became apparent why groups like the AARP, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association have come out to criticize the bill. You can add America’s educators to that growing list of opposition….