Category: Politics

Why Mass Disruption, Civil Unrest Works

After the Women’s March, I wrote that Donald Trump and his Republican colleagues responded to the largest single-day protest in American history with a big middle finger by quickly acting, in direct contradiction to the…

Inside the Huge JFK Airport Protest Over Trump’s Muslim Ban

Thousands of New Yorkers have flooded JFK International Airport Saturday in opposition to President Trump’s executive order to effectively ban Muslims from entering the United States. Although the protest begins at JFK in response to…

Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Makes Us All Less American

What is America, anyway? Is it a big chunk of land with arbitrary borders? Is it the 319 million citizens lucky enough to have been born here or to have navigated our complicated naturalization system?…

A Syrian Refugee Responds to Donald Trump

Of all Donald Trump’s executive orders this week, the most repellant — the most grotesquely un-American — has been his ban on the entry of all refugees into the United States. The order is set…

Trump Makes Good on His Nativist Campaign Promises

President Trump is spending his first full week in office fulfilling his campaign promises to his nativist base. On Wednesday, he signed two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security that…

Trump’s Anti-Democratic War on Facts and Free Speech

As hundreds of thousands of protesters shut down the streets of Washington, D.C., the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, and millions more marched all over the country and the world, America’s new president sent his press…

Trump’s Middle Finger to the Women’s Marchers

One of the central planks of this weekend’s Women’s March was “open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.” Millions of people around the…

Google Cracked Down on 340 Fake News Sites Last Year

In a report released on Wednesday titled, “How we fought bad ads, sites and scammers in 2016,” Google announced that it took action against 340 sites “that deceive people with their content” – including purveyors of fake…