Trump tax cut was neither bane nor boon

President Donald Trump’s main legislative accomplishment as he runs for re-election is the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that he signed at the end of his first year in office. It is the linchpin of the Republicans’ case that their economic policies have worked.

Another weekend with neither justice nor peace

The ambush-style shooting Saturday evening of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies as they sat in their patrol car at the L.A. Metro station in Compton was cruel and disgusting, as were the words that some demonstrators reportedly shouted outside St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where the two deputies were being treated.

Trump lied and Americans died

So now we have irrefutable proof that President Donald Trump lied to the American people virtually from the start about the threat of the coronavirus.

What I learned in the US Navy

The Atlantic reported last week that in 2018 the president referred to the Marines killed during the battle of Belleau Wood, and more generally to anyone who serves in the military, as “suckers” and “losers.” I’m sure I’m not alone in asking myself this question: Was I a sucker and loser, too, for spending four years of my young life in uniform?

#Oscarssodiverse now?

After several years of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences being derided with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, the organization has put out new rules requiring that every film up for consideration for a Best Picture Oscar not be so white and male — whether that’s in the story, the cast, the crew, the studio executives marketing the film or the interns hired by the studio or distributor.