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Trail of Tears

A Time For Singing

George Heymont | Posted 03.06.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Ever since the Spring of 2011, when Magic Theatre presented The Lily's Revenge (as part of a rolling world premiere with New York's HERE Arts Center, ...

Village Seal and Sports' Mascots Representing Racist History

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe this so-called "honoring," taking "pride" in, and "respecting" Native Americans by the cultural descendants of those who engaged in land theft, forced evacuations and slaughter strikes me as justification for further misappropriation of cultural symbols.

Julian Brave NoiseCat

The Slave-Owning, Indian-Killing History Of The Man On The $20 | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

Despite a movement to replace President Andrew Jackson with a woman on the $20 bill, it appears the slave-owning Indian killer is here to stay for now...

Patriotism Reconsidered

William S. Becker | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

It is tempting to dismiss Rudy Giuliani's recent judgment about President Barack Obama's love of country as a sign that America's Mayor will say almost anything to get back in the spotlight. We should not give Giuliani and his unapologetic lack of respect for a sitting president more attention than they deserve.

No Viable Alternative

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

To deport 11 million people would make the Trail of Tears look like a Sunday picnic. We are not capable of such cruelty today. We must find a way to give them hope for a fair shot at U.S. citizenship. There is no viable alternative.

'You Failed to Break the Spirit of Bradley Manning': An Open Letter to President Obama

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

You have sought to make an example of Bradley Manning with categorical condemnation and harsh punishment. You seem not to grasp that he has indeed become an example -- an inspiring example of stellar courage and idealism