Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- 18 Reasons Why Donald Trump Is a Vulgar, Two-Bit Caesar, According to America's Conservatives
Those who know Republicans best know why he’s captured their party’s base and is a perfect reflection of the political groundwork they have been fomenting for years. When the GOP looks in the mirror, they do not see the party of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, but the image of Donald Trump, smiling smugly.
- Racism is “America’s original sin”: Unless we tell the truth about our history, we’ll never find the way to reconciliation
Race is about the American story, and about each of our own stories. Overcoming racism is more than an issue or a cause—it is also a story, which can be part of each of our stories, too.
- Outcry Over the Austerity Crisis in Flint Grows
Details of how Flint’s water was contaminated, and of how pleas for help were neglected, are leading to calls for inquiries, arrest, resignation.
- Martin Luther King Was a Democratic Socialist
As we celebrate his birthday, it is easy to forget that Rev. Martin Luther King was a democratic socialist.