Citizens United May Have United Citizens

Our accompanying post from The New York Times (Republicans Will Lose The General Assembly) focuses upon the gun control issue as it will play out in  Virginia’s 2019 legislative campaign. But there are some other promising signals—perhaps incipient but crucial… Read More ›

What Changed in Charlottesville

For white supremacists, Confederate monuments aren’t about the past — they symbolize a racist vision of the future. Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, August 11, 2019. By Karen L. Cox Two years ago last week, hundreds of white… Read More ›

A Brawler for the War on Workers

America’s working class is in desperate shape, and its longtime protectors — unions — have lost much of their power. Editors’ Note: Adapted from The New York Times, August 11, 20119. By Nicholas Kristof   President Trump talks a good game about helping… Read More ›

Democracy Is for the Gods

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from the July 5, 2019, New York Times. By Costica Bradatan “Why do democracies fail?” We’ve heard that question a lot in the past few years, in books, on opinion pages and cable news shows, and in an… Read More ›

When Words Fail You, Tweet a Conspiracy

Lynne Patton … hmm, where have we heard that name before? Oh, yeah–the Trump family party planner (hey, she planned Eric’s wedding!) whose lack of public housing experience made her especially suitable to be the highest-ranking official at HUD’s Region… Read More ›