A Political 100-Year Flood: Trump’s Venom Is Nothing New

by Adam Hochschild Along rivers prone to overflowing, people sometimes talk of preparing for a 100-year flood — a dangerous surge of muddy, debris-filled water so overwhelming it appears only once a century. In our political world, we are now… Continue Reading  

The Trump Administration’s Declaration of Inhuman Rights

by Karen J. Greenberg Lately, I’ve been thinking about the Grimms’ fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Terrified by cruel conditions at home, the brother and sister flee, winding their way, hungry and scared, through unknown woods. There, they encounter an… Continue Reading  

Syrian Survivors of War Deserve Justice, Not Deportation

by Mariam Iskajyan For the thousands of Syrians currently living in the United States through temporary immigration protections, this week is filled with fear and uncertainty. The Trump administration has said that it will determine by August 1st whether it… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

by John Feffer During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. The Black Marias, the vehicle of choice for the secret police, would traditionally arrive in… Continue Reading  

The Ugly Face of America

by Gordon Adams Children are ripped from their parents at the border or lying dead, together, their arms around their father’s neck on the banks of the Rio Grande, the result of a cruel immigration strategy. Iranians face empty shelves… Continue Reading