EDITORIALS AND OP EDS
By Anand Giridharadas
In theory, second chances are a good thing. I mean, we all need them. Many of the ancient religions counsel mercy, and second chances are the natural consequence of that. Situations are not identities. Your worst deed is merely a situation. You should have the chance to become more than that deed, to transcend it.
But as the Trump era fades and a new wave of second-chance-seeking gets under way, I have been wondering: Who gets second chances and who doesn’t, what must you do to get one, and how is that connected to all the people who don’t even get first chances in America?
After President Trump’s acquittal in the Senate, what we’ve known all along was confirmed once again, and flagrantly: that certain people, especially if they are rich and powerful and white and male, enjoy total impunity in American public life. There will be no consequences for Donald Trump. Maybe some prosecutor somewhere will find a spine, but I wouldn’t bet my coffee on it.
By Erika Shannon
A USRESIST NEWS EDITORIAL WE ALL MUST VOTE THIS TIME A) INTRODUCTION The 2020 Presidential election is the most important election of our lifetimes. At stake is the future of our rule of law and our democratic system of...
US Resist News Op Ed
The most important goal in the upcoming presidential election is to win. We need to win the presidency, maintain control of the house, and flip the senate.