Barton Gellman’s “Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun” (The Atlantic, January/February, 2022) solidly makes the case that it is largely masculine racism — the fear felt by a disturbingly large number, albeit a minority, of white, male, not especially young Americans that their place in… Read More »Racism Has Been Mobilized — Why Now?
In the wake of George Floyd’s death and Derek Chauvin’s conviction for murder, the debate over whether and to what extent policing should be reformed in this country is, understandably, top-of-mind. However, the debate as currently framed shows little promise of being productive. The debate… Read More »Policing Reform: A Broader Perspective
The solution to the problem of police misconduct requires a radical restructuring, not just of the police, but also of the political and economic infrastructure that propagates social problems. The current social structure is that a mass of people, swayed by misleading propaganda, elect officials… Read More »Restructuring the Police
In a recent article in The Week, “Is Biden setting Harris up to fail?,” it was clearly stated and debated that immigration is a political battle that is tough to win. Appointing Vice President Kamala Harris the point person on immigration issue doesn’t set Ms.… Read More »Immigration: Stopping History From Repeating Itself
By: Matthew Downhour Analogies are simple and sometimes helpful ways to understand policy and economics but can obscure as much as they reveal. Both on the left and right, it is popular to think of the economy (or more broadly, the good things in life)… Read More »BOOK REVIEW: One Billion Americans
By Bill Batt A Review of Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2019. In the past two decades, a plethora of books and articles have been published, focusing on… Read More »Legacy of the Discovery Doctrine