"Trump's barbaric policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and putting them in cages has run into a buzz saw recently. Millions of Americans, from urban young people to suburban moms to fathers in small towns, are outraged, and resistance keeps mounting. People see the assault on immigrant families as intolerable. Many see it as part of an effort to impose a dictatorship on the whole country."
"Rosa Parks sat down. Martin Luther King Jr. marched. Barack Obama ran. And on Tuesday night, Obama's marathon reached an unprecedented place in American history. Poll returns built to an insurmountable lead for the African-American candidate, one whose face and words have come to define not just an election but a time in history."
"In racial politics, the issues are never just black and white. The Herald sent two reporters — a white man raised in Jacksonville and an African American from Los Angeles — in a journey through the South."
"In 1973, a brash young would-be developer from Queens met one of New York’s premier power brokers: Roy Cohn, whose name is still synonymous with the rise of McCarthyism and its dark political arts. With the ruthless attorney as a guide, Trump propelled himself into the city’s power circles and learned many of the tactics that would inexplicably lead him to the White House years later."
"Opposition to immigrants is a long-held American tradition, especially during uncertain economic times. Buchanan's anti-immigrant pitch lost its strength in the 1990s, largely because the economy made a roaring comeback. Nowadays, the reality of 50 years of globalism, structural economic change and growing income inequality has given new fuel to xenophobia."