Keeping informed is a choice and a responsibility

A funny thing happened on the road to autocracy: life got in the way. Since 2016 when Donald Trump and his Russian master stole the election, I’ve been writing incendiary articles for The Shinbone Star, while at the same time reading news and opinion in our sister papers, The Washington Post and New York Times. When I wasn’t […]

It all comes down to a matter of faith

After watching Attorney General William Barr’s news conference this morning preparatory to the release of his redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, I thought about the different ways his conclusions might be viewed by ordinary Americans. It all comes down to faith — not that kind of […]

William Barr’s rope-a-doping of America

It was Muhammed Ali who coined the term “rope-a-dope,” a boxing technique by which he leaned against the ropes while his opponent wore himself out flailing ineffectively at a mostly protected target. How ironic that Islamophobe Donald Trump’s champion, Attorney General William Barr, would adopt a Muslim boxer’s strategy to deliver a TKO to our […]