Peter Irons: ‘Trump’s racism is an impeachable offense. The precedent of Andrew Johnson proves it.’

Prof. Peter Irons, in a recent piece on NBCNews.com, argues that Trump’s proven pattern of racism should be the basis for Trump’s impeachment inquiry and draws parallels to the impeachment indictment of President Andrew Johnson as a template. Irons is professor of political science emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, and the author … Continue reading Peter Irons: ‘Trump’s racism is an impeachable offense. The precedent of Andrew Johnson proves it.’

Let Us Not Be Silent

The President’s “go back to your own country” tweets bring back bad memories of the racist schoolyard taunts that we grew up with. That these remarks are coming not from a schoolyard bully, but from the Office of the President, marks an enormously distressing shift in the culture intended to redefine what it is to … Continue reading Let Us Not Be Silent

Rep. Jackie Speier Reintroduces Bill to Restore Filipino Vets’ Benefits

Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California and 22 congressional colleagues today introduced H.R. 2823, the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2019. When the U.S. came under attack in World War II, 250,000 brave Filipinos volunteered to fight alongside U.S. forces. As American nationals, they were promised all the benefits afforded to U.S. troops. Yet in 1946 Congress inexplicably … Continue reading Rep. Jackie Speier Reintroduces Bill to Restore Filipino Vets’ Benefits