How an unusual public servant fights farcical American tyranny

Comey, the former head of a nasty secret police organization (consider its record against the Black Panthers and other protestors from below; his persecution of honorably whistle-blowers like John Kiriakou and many others under Obama), is also a public servant with a commitment to do the right thing, regardless of the powerful, over several administrations. …

The livestream of the Riverside Church gathering on April 4th – and the amazing words of Ruby Sales and Michelle Alexander

I took my class to the lifestream of the 50th anniversary of King’s speech “Breaking the Silence” at Riverside Church. My close friend Vincent Harding had written the speech (he was King’s alter ego, in many ways) and it was good to be with a couple of hundred people who knew Vincent – I often …

As Obama has, for Trump, “no birth certificate,” so Roosevelt was, for American Nazis, “Rosenfeld”

Michelle Goldberg today writes about the link between Trump’s anti-semitism (anti-Jewish racism; the racism toward Muslims is also anti-semitic) and other forms of racism. She omits the attacks on Soros which are common to Eastern Europe and blatant; they go along with a kind of split personality in the administration of friendship for Jared Kushner …

Jews in the diaspora are now also an enemy for Israel – or why Richard Spencer, a Nazi, and David Friedman, Trump’s ambassador, celebrate Israeli racism

The Trump administration has presided over the emergence of anti-Jewish as well as anti-Muslim forms of racism/anti-semitism, along of course, with hatred directed at Latinos and ICE violence against immigrants, and increasing racism toward African-Americans, and violence toward Standing Rock protestors. The administration also tore at poor white folks in Trump Care but, because of …