Category: Opinion

Obama’s Amazing Grace

By Donald Kaul – He left Clementa Pinckney’s funeral as a black man who happened to be president. If Martin Luther King’s I Have A Read more »

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The Making of a True Believer

By Joe Elliott – On June 17 a young white man named Dylann Storm Roof walked calmly into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Read more »

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Rewrite the United States Constitution

Maybe it’s time to do what Thomas Jefferson advised every generation to do. The Constitution has served as a framework for the government of the Read more »

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Transportation Apartheid

By Annie Butzner – Equity in transportation means a system that works for everyone. In times of unprecedented income inequality, transportation policy has enormous impact Read more »

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How Quickly We Forget

by Errington C. Thompson, MD When George W. Bush raised his hand to take the oath of office, America was really in pretty good shape. Read more »

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Differential Policing by Neighborhood

by Frank R. Baumgartner – Imagine a police department separates a city into two zones, one majority white, one majority black, but those zones have Read more »

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Fixing Baltimore: Fixing America

by Errington C. Thompson, MD Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old male who lived in the inner city of Baltimore. He is also, sadly, the latest Read more »

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The Baltimore Uprising’s Backstory

By Donald Kaul Race riots, as we used to call them, are as American as baseball and apple pie. What started out as righteous protest Read more »

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Black Faces in High Places Mask Racial Inequality

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor In Baltimore and elsewhere, the ascension of blacks to political office has only masked persisting racial inequality. This year marks the fiftieth Read more »

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A Possible Triumph of Reason over Hysteria: Iran Edition

by Errington C. Thompson, MD Sometimes, when you sit back and look at politics, the amount of pure, raw, knee-jerk emotion that triumphs over rational Read more »

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