Editorial

Warning message from Dallas

August 2016

The killing of five police in Dallas by a veteran of the U.S. war in Afghanistan was an act of desperation against an enemy — the U.S. police — whose… Read more »

The Standing Rock fight is for all of us

October 2016

When a security company set dogs on people challenging bulldozers in North Dakota on Sept. 3, the scalding images recalled similar violence against civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Ala., in… Read more »

Putin: the cost of turning back history

February 2017

With Putin’s supposed meddling in the U.S. election making headlines, a deeper question surfaces: How did the world’s first workers’ state become a country that could produce such a repressive,… Read more »

A slippery slope in choice for Defense

February 2017

Trump’s dangerous choice of General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense goes against a fundamental principle of U.S. democracy, limited as it is: civilian control of the military. The 1947… Read more »

The art of Black working-class life

February 2017

After last year’s hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, it’s refreshing to see two fine films about African American working people. Loving’s true story shows a brave couple persevering with their 9-year Supreme Court… Read more »