How Jose Ines Garcia Zarate avoided a murder conviction

Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant who had already been deported several times, was acquitted of murdering 32 year-old Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier, and the President of the United States is responding with his usual restraint: A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so … Continue reading How Jose Ines Garcia Zarate avoided a murder conviction

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Should they stay or should they go?

I've gone back and forth on the question of whether Trump's top officials and cabinet members should resign in protest, or stay and try to keep him as under control as possible. Jamie Kirchick makes a strong argument for the latter: ...now that Trump is president, and barring his unlikely impeachment or resignation, it is … Continue reading Should they stay or should they go?

The Nazis know

I'm often skeptical when those on the left accuse conservative politicians of using "dog whistle" rhetoric to appeal to racist, extreme-right supporters.  It can be, and often is, a non-falsifiable smear. But President Trump's disgraceful, amoral, mealy-mouthed "condemnation" of yesterday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaves no room for doubt when you read the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer's … Continue reading The Nazis know