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American Idiot

American Idiot

Was it only a little more than three months ago when President Trump was loudly disparaging countries that hadn't controlled the coronavirus — like China,

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Trump’s DACA Defeat

Trump’s DACA Defeat

Ten years ago, 41 senators voted down the “Dream Act” which — if passed — would have allowed young people not born in America but

Big, Loud, Quiet, Calm

Big, Loud, Quiet, Calm

Looking outside — and within — during trying times.
I've walked nearly 300 miles over the course of quarantine. I've explored practically every accessible nook and cranny of my neighborhood several times over.

Evil or Stupid?

Evil or Stupid?

"We handled it really well for many weeks, even through Phase 1. Then it's almost like a light switch went off and we stopped

Take ’Em Down

Take ’Em Down

The protests and marches all over the country in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police have once again roused the zombie corpse of

No Domestic War Zones

No Domestic War Zones

My scariest moment in a war zone was only two weeks after getting to Afghanistan. I was in a convoy of six vehicles going to

We Can't Breathe

We Can't Breathe

We’re all wearing masks now. They are protecting us from others — and a horrible pandemic that is wrecking families and disproportionately affecting low-income and

A Complete Stop

A Complete Stop

A few years ago, when the Flyer offices were just off South Main, there was a policeman who was notable for hanging out near

Spiking the Ball Too Soon: The March Against Racism Isn’t Over

Spiking the Ball Too Soon: The March Against Racism Isn’t Over

I spiked the ball way too early. It was January 20, 2009, and I was sitting on makeshift bleachers inside the Children's Museum of

This American Carnage

This American Carnage

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. We are one nation … We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

Teach Your Children: Facing Racism and White Supremacy Takes Courage

Teach Your Children: Facing Racism and White Supremacy Takes Courage

It’s easy to think our kids are already experiencing too much. That they have been living in fear of a virus for months now, with

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