Banning What Matters

You might think that an apparently harmless public good like a library would have no enemies. But in the age of Trump and his movement to Make America Grotesque Again, there turn out to be many.

February 13, 2024


Nowhere to Run

We all live on one planet, and no country or individual, no matter how rich, can hope to remain insulated from the ever more devastating effects of the continued record burning of fossil fuels and the desperate overheating of our planet.

January 9, 2024

Nursing home conversation

Stumbling Towards Old Age

It’s time to take a more realistic approach to the fact that all of us lucky enough to live that long will become ever more dependent as we age. It’s time to face reality and place caring for one another at the heart of the human endeavor.

September 22, 2023

Guantanamo Bay protest

The United States Refuses to Play by the World’s Rules

It will take organized, collective political action, but there is still time to bring our outlaw country back into what indeed should be a united community of nations confronting the looming horrors on this planet.

July 26, 2023

rent protest

Don’t Try to Find a Home in Washington, D.C.

There is no single solution to the growing problem of unaffordable housing, but with political will and organizing action at the local, state, and federal levels it could be dealt with.

March 16, 2023

Rain and Heat, Fire and Snow

Over the last months, we Californians have experienced both historic drought and historic rainfall. The world as we knew it really is ending faster than some of us ever expected.

February 6, 2023

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