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  

America’s Mixed Messages

by Karen J. Greenberg I grew up in New London, Connecticut, watching many a military ship float by my window. New London was home to the Coast Guard Academy and sat across the river from a U.S. Navy submarine base.… Continue Reading  

A Children’s Gitmo on the Border

by Karen J. Greenberg By the time Donald J. Trump threw in the towel, who among us hadn’t seen or heard the chilling videos in which U.S. border officials shamelessly grabbed uncomprehending children and toddlers from their pleading mothers and fathers? Some… Continue Reading  

The Forever Prisoners of Guantanamo

by Karen Greenberg In the spring of 2016, I asked a student of mine to do me a favor and figure out which day would be the 100th before Barack Obama’s presidency ended. October 12th, he reported back, and then… Continue Reading  

No Justice at Gitmo

by Karen Greenberg Can you believe it?  We’re in the last year of the presidency of the man who, on his first day in the Oval Office, swore that he would close Guantánamo, and yet it and everything it represents… Continue Reading