Power to the Working Class

[This op-ed appeared last week in Charleston’s Post & Courier.] It’s gut-check time for Republicans.  Are they the party Donald Trump says they are, the protector of American jobs, fighting for the forgotten working class?  Or now that the election is over and they’ve gotten those working-class votes, will they go back to being the party […]

OMG GOP WTF?

These are some of the posters that I saw at the Women’s March in Charleston.  We began at the Women’s and Gender Studies office at the College of Charleston and walked through the rain to Brittlebank Park.                     And a bonus photo with the Hack’s own Steve Bailey in Washington, D. C.

A Sad Day for the South

People like Nikki Haley and Lindsay Graham tell us that the battles are over. The New South has thoroughly taken root and flourished, like a gigantic live oak, and we all enjoy its shade, sipping sweet tea together. There is no New Jim Crow.

Trump Street, USA

So how does the sheet balance on climate change? On the one hand, we’ve got Charleston’s cataclysmic public cost of dealing with the rising Atlantic. And Miami. And Brooklyn. And Boston. And D. C. And the Outer Banks. On the other, we “have to understand” that doing something is “going to cost our companies.”

A Hyper-Nationalist, Xenophobic America

And so, as I have heard many ask since Wednesday morning, what is one to do? How is one to respond? Where does one find hope?

I have two initial suggestions