Tag: New York Times

Three Democratic Senators Ignore the Threat of a Justice Neil Gorsuch

Don’t they realize that it would be like putting Donald Trump himself on the Supreme Court? It’s impossible to grasp the logic of Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), who have signaled that they will vote to confirm unqualified Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Kneeling in subservience to Trump and… Read more »

What Do You Do When the Press Offends You?

Analyzing a new study on the pernicious power of right-wing media in terms of driving political polarization in the United States, Northeastern University professor Dan Kennedy observes: Though the report, published by the Columbia Journalism Review, does an excellent job of laying out the challenge posed by Breitbart and its ilk, it is less than… Read more »

Orange Alert

Maybe Donald Trump had better things to do that morning. Perhaps the science-scorning scoundrel would have learned something 35 years ago today, if he had read the report in the New York Times about the crisis that would threaten his city three decades later in the form of Superstorm Sandy–a crisis he would shamefully deny… Read more »

Check on It

Good on 2012 and 2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein for trying to confirm the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. (Stein was interviewed about her effort by investigative journalist Brad Friedman on Thanksgiving Eve.) You can never be too sure, especially these days: An election recount will take place soon in Wisconsin, after former… Read more »

Fidel Castro, 1926-2016

One of the most controversial figures in world history has passed away: Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American presidents and briefly pushing the world to… Read more »

We Won’t Normalize

We’re horrified too. Not just by the ascension of the most unqualified individual ever to capture a major American party’s nomination to the White House. Not just by the Confederate coalition that will comprise his Cabinet. Not just by the hate crimes that have occurred nationwide since November 8. We’re horrified by the mainstream media… Read more »

The Uprising: Part II

Two weeks ago, I noted that virtually no Republicans supported the self-described “water protectors” making their voices heard about the threat posed by the Dakota Access pipeline. The outcome of the 2016 presidential election demonstrates just how little Republican voters care about environmental protection. However, those who do recognize the importance of safe drinking water–and… Read more »