Grade Schools and Supermarkets

Who could have imagined that the seemingly heart-warming Americana-like title of this email could, in this particular week especially, evoke such horrific imagery? On Saturday, May 14, in a carefully planned attack, a racist-fueled killer drove 200 miles to randomly execute ten African Americans in a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York. This was followed, … Continue reading Grade Schools and Supermarkets

Reinforcing the Lone Wolves

Yet again, here we are. Events in Buffalo over the weekend are all too familiar: a young white man spouting violence-strewn racial hatred—both in-person and on-line—buys a gun, travels to a distant community where he apparently knows no one and starts shooting, killing ten black people shopping at a local supermarket. While researching his past, … Continue reading Reinforcing the Lone Wolves

Blame the Woman, Again

The recent leak of Justice Alito’s draft of an upcoming majority Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision — Planned Parenthood v. Casey — that largely maintained the right. The draft reveals many things … Continue reading Blame the Woman, Again