Opinion

Democratic elites have a huge stake in blaming Russia

05/04/2017
After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six months ago, her most powerful Democratic allies feared losing control of the party. Efforts to lip-synch economic populism while remaining closely tied to Wall Street had led to a catastrophic defeat. In the aftermath, the party’s progressive base—personified by Bernie Sanders—was in position...

Deported or repatriated

04/27/2017
Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump took a tough anti-immigrant posture, especially concerning so-called illegals—or, to use the more politically correct term, the undocumented. In this country of laws, it is a great injustice to use the law against those who are utterly vulnerable and whose only crime...

¿Deportados o repatriados?

04/20/2017
Desde que inició su campaña como precandidato y luego candidato republicano, el presidente Trump tomó una dura postura antiinmigrante, especialmente contra aquellos llegados sin permiso para hacerlo, llamados “ilegales” o usando el término más suave de “indocumentados.” En este país de leyes es una contradicción y gran injusticia usar razones...

El Sheriff podría proteger mejor a los inmigrantes

03/30/2017
En su reciente escrito de opinión, el Sheriff Robert Doyle buscaba asegurar a la gente que lo eligió que su departamento no iniciará contacto con nadie teniendo como propósito único un asunto de inmigración ni tampoco con indocumentados que sean víctimas o testigos de algún crimen. Hizo énfasis en que...

Sheriff could better protect immigrants

03/22/2017
In his recent opinion piece, Sheriff Robert Doyle sought to assure constituents that his office will neither initiate contact with anyone solely for immigration purposes nor target undocumented crime victims or witnesses. He emphasized that his policy “specifically forbids participation” in Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, a claim many community...

Up in smoke: The real risks of wood-burning

03/09/2017
Many people make two assumptions about wood smoke pollution in West Marin: first, that the problem isn’t significant, and second, that E.P.A.-certified wood stoves don’t pollute. Both assumptions are incorrect. Additionally, many people do not know how much wood smoke pollution affects human health and the environment. Data from the...

The brave new world of media and manipulation

03/02/2017
We are seeing a lot of media about the media, but hardly any of it addresses a core issue of our time: the sophisticated brave new world of mind control. The key words here are “big data.” Big data means all the information about an individual that is traceable in the digital age. Every click. Every swipe. Every purchase. Every search. Every like. Every move you make, we’ll be watching...

Mexico watches an empire in decline

02/23/2017
The last few months have taken an unexpected and spectacular turn with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency and his frivolous, authoritarian and anti-Mexican discourse. Mexico has always been at the mercy of the “giant of the north,” and though it has been rhetorically opposed to its neighbor,...

Give me your tired, your poor

02/16/2017
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild...

México ante un imperio en decadencia

02/16/2017
La historia de los últimos meses ha dado un vuelco espectacular e inesperado con la elección de Donald Trump como presidente, su discurso frívolo y autoritario y su antimexicanismo. México siempre ha estado a merced del gigante del norte, al que se ha opuesto con retórica, pero al que sirve...

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