GUEST VOICE-The time for manufacturing of weapons of war has passed as a viable industry for our nation, despite the way some of our political leadership clings to economies of the past. — Lisa Savage, U.S. Senate candidate in Maine.
4TH OF JULY PERSPECTIVE-When I was a child, I learned to believe that Americans valued freedom and equality more than any other place on the planet.
SLAVERY POLITICS-Emancipation Day celebrations concluded this weekend, accompanied by significant talk among elected officials about finally recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday.
PERSPECTIVE--For decades, we’ve been told that policing is a public good: available to all, for the benefit of all. But in practice, that’s never been true.
VIEW FROM HERE-As I sympathize with those who want to knock down and deface statues representing former slave owners, I realize that modern corporations are involved in the slave trade today.
GUEST WORDS—Imagine if Adolf Hitler had staged one of his infamous 1930s fascist Nuremberg hate-fests … and the stands were less than full, his speech fell flat, his flawless phalanxes dissolved into chaos, the fighting flags failed to unfurl.