Calling racism what it is: Insights from Khalil Gibran Muhammad

A prominent Harvard scholar offers journalists insights on how to cover racism and when they should use the term “racist.” AP (American Press news service) has recently updated its style guide to encourage their authors to use the term “racist” rather than less accurate terms like “racially charged.”   This interview

Republicans and the Border Wall: Fear Trumps Facts

It is logical to assume that when people use the word “crises” they referring to a big problem.  Since 2010, unauthorized immigration has been dropping drastically, and only about 38% of the unauthorized immigrants entered the country illegally and not all come over the Southern border. Of course, the size

The GOP is for Sale to the Highest Bidder: Justice Department issues new opinion that could further restrict online gambling – The Washington Post

The restriction, long sought by GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, could make it harder to expand online betting across states. Adelson is one of the biggest owners of casinos in the world and a fanatical, right-wing libertarian kook. He donates many tens of millions of dollars to Republican candidates.  Note that

Republicans Are in Lock Step With Trump on Shutdown. But for How Long? – The New York Times

In Trump country, even some furloughed federal workers are backing the president’s wall demands, and keeping Republican senators in line as the shutdown stretches on. I had the bizarre experience of being contacted by someone that went to the same (very small) high school I did a few years earlier.

Conservatives and the Radical Right

I have decided that I am not going to blame T*mp, Kavanaugh, and so on “conservatives.” It is fairer to call them the “radical right.” George Will, David Brooks, George Bush, and other conservatives don’t like T*mp at all and believe in democracy. The radical right is intent on destroying