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Between the Lines
February 17, 2020
The America We Want to Be
We shouldn’t let Trump’s war on immigrants deplete our capacity for compassion.
January 17, 2020
Thanks to Republicans, Iran Is Another Iraq Waiting to Happen
Trump’s actions show how little the political class has learned about war.
December 17, 2019
‘Bothsidesism’ Is Poisoning America
Zealous coverage of political point scoring doesn’t help anyone outside Washington.
October 28, 2019
What It Feels Like to Be Watched
From the streets to our smartphones, surveillance has taken on frightening proportions.
September 12, 2019
Congressional Races Are Our Best Shot at Gun Control
Even in California, it’s too easy to turn a gun purchased legally into an assault weapon.
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August 2, 2019
Trump Has Brought Back ‘Conditional Citizenship’
What does citizenship mean if only white people belong in Donald Trump’s America?
April 15, 2019
Why Focusing All Our Energies on the Presidency Is a Big Mistake
Expecting transformative change from the top is a recipe for disappointment. We should stop expecting saviors.
March 14, 2019
The Man With the SS Tattoo
How do we deal with the Nazis living among us?
January 24, 2019
Fiction Can Help Us Deal With Trump’s Chaos
Making sense of the presidency, one novel at a time.
December 13, 2018
Trump’s Housekeeper Airs His Dirty Laundry
In public, politicians demonize immigrants. In private, they exploit them for personal gain.