I could wait to fully try to clear my head and calm my heart but that might not happen soon enough, and this moment “we” are in is urgent. For friends who say they have lost hope I am reminded of what I have said too often in these last few years. Hope is not an...
Nearly 30 years ago, I was in the kitchen on the phone with my obstetrician. My husband, Tim, on the other side of the house, heard me scream with joy. Life-altering news made me cry. I was going to be a mom to a daughter. And the baby, yes, at that point it was my...
The concept of normality, favored by so many executives and administrators, is like a mantra attempting to stave off the grieving for the end of our lives as we lived them in 2019.
Only if the U.S. tries putting missiles or a Navy base on the island. I’ve never wanted to be a war correspondent. The closest I ever came was working as a reporter for Business Week based in Hong Kong during the mid ’90s, when I was dispatched by the magazine to...
The colossal $40 billion Ukraine military aid package passed by Congress is not all for weapons. Still, even $17 billion buys a hell of a lot of destructive and deadly weaponry.
Around May 15, 2022, depending on whether you doomscroll the New York Times or the Center for Disease Control, the United States reached one million COVID deaths. Silences wrapped around COVID’s epic global story have been normalized.
“Hundreds of people are dying today. Is cinema going to stay out of it?” demanded Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
This is an incredible moment — both dire and promissory. The right-wing zealots have taken power in the Republican party and the Court and have exposed themselves by doing so. Instead of mystifying their power, they have unveiled it for all to see.
Some elements of the left have had difficulty processing the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, characterizing it as a valid response to American imperial designs. High on the list is NATO expansion. While this is not a universally held leftist position, I want here to focus on its implications for global right-wing politics.
This is a moment of crisis. The right wing in this country is radically trying to solidify its power. The Supreme Court is now a site for this take-over. It is why these judges decided to throw caution to the wind and attempt, once and for all, to decimate Roe.