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Max J. Castro

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Last week, Virginia voters handed Ed Gillespie, the former head of the Republican National Committee, a resounding defeat in the gubernatorial race in that state. It represents an unmistakable message to Donald Trump and the Republican Party: We are fed up with you and your policies.

The habit of power: Weinstein, Trump, et al.

The habit of power: Weinstein, Trump, et al.

In the real world of twenty-first century America, the people who are really entitled and who act like they know it are the powerful and rich. This leads many to acquire the habit of power, and they carry that habit into areas which, even in this unequal and unjust society, are increasingly considered off-limits to such exercises of arbitrary, unilateral control.

What really drives the opioid epidemic

What really drives the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a real crisis, not a product of public hysteria or media hype. Currently, about 50,000 Americans die each year from overdoses, and there are two million Americans addicted to opioids. Entire sections of the country have been ravaged by opiates.

A party for plutocrats

A party for plutocrats

The Republicans are throwing a ball for billionaires and calling it tax reform. The GOP tax proposal, which among other things, cuts corporate taxes deeply and eliminates the estate tax, is a gift to the people who make up the party’s real base: the haves and have more, as George W. Bush called them.

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

Trumped up: The case for rolling back Obama’s Cuba thaw

The latest news about the sonic attack consists of a recording of the alleged sound obtained by the AP. Social media types listened to the sound over and over and died—laughing. One said it sounded like his new ring tone. Other comments were similarly derisory and dismissive.

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Vintage Trump, the world’s biggest bully

Prejudice and an alien-like absence of empathy is part of Trump’s DNA. A case in point is Trump’s reaction to the devastation wrought by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Far from showing any sympathy or apologizing for the sorry performance, he could have broken his arm from patting himself on the back.

Las Vegas massacre: Counting the victims, denying the causes

Las Vegas massacre: Counting the victims, denying the causes

What is clear is that this is only the latest and bloodiest in a long list of home-grown, gun-enabled mass killings, a recurring nightmare that has struck elementary schools, university campuses, movie theaters, trains, even fast-food joints.

The Destabilizer-in-Chief

The Destabilizer-in-Chief

Donald Trump is the supreme destabilizer in the world today, following in the footsteps and outdoing his destabilizing GOP predecessors George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. He is George W. Bush on speed and steroids, even more confrontational, arrogant and ignorant.

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

The worst loss of human life in Florida in the wake of Irma didn’t happen on one of low-lying towns on the lower Florida Keys where the eye of the storm first made landfall with full force. The worst human tragedy took place days after the hurricane, in a nursing home in Hollywood, just a few miles north of the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Cruel cones of uncertainty

Cruel cones of uncertainty

In the midst of Irma and its cone of uncertainty, the Trump administration decided to create its very own cone of uncertainty by removing protection from deportation for nearly one million young undocumented immigrants who entered this country as children.

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