How Not to Get Tough on Terror

This essay was originally published in USA Today on Feb. 15, 2017. The Trump administration reportedly plans to narrow the focus of its counterterrorism strategy to extremism emanating from the fringes of the Muslim community. All Americans, liberals and conservatives alike, should be alarmed by this. Don’t get me wrong — Muslim supremacist groups like the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda continue to pose deadly…

Republicans Target Indian Families

Two Republican Senators – Tom Cotton from Arkansas and David Perdue from Georgia – have launched a frontal assault on Indian-American families. While the Trump administration targets undocumented immigrants and refugees, Senators Cotton and Perdue have quietly introduced the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act.  This inaptly-titled bill proposes to cut legal immigration…

Five Alternatives to a General Strike

The National General Strike being proposed by organizers of last month’s Women’s March is like a movie sequel that is poised to under-perform the original.  An even bigger risk is that the exercise will reinforce stereotypes about liberals not valuing work. Donald Trump is a paper tiger.  Most Americans don’t support him, and many who…