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Is Love the Answer?

A new civil war would not be a replay of our first civil war, because whatever red-and-blue tiles or mosaics you may have seen, there is no way of geographically amputating “red” America; our future would look like present-day Syria or Iraq, with armed militias on every streetcorner and itchy-trigger-finger boys manning ubiquitous checkpoints.

The End of America?

During the January 6, 2021 putsch at the U.S. Capitol, it was the former Obama administration official Van Jones who put his finger on the right question. Speaking on CNN, he asked, “Is this the end of something, or the beginning of something?” The days that have passed since then have tilted the answer heavilyContinue reading “The End of America?”

The Autumn of the Great White Father

Much of the nonviolent action by Republican officials and operatives to suppress African American and other minority votes, and to pursue “lawfare” against ballot counting seen as likely to produce a result undesirable to the GOP, can and will proceed without the dictator.