Our Existing Trumpworld | Guernica

This piece took ten years to place. I first drafted some of the arguments found in my new piece, Trumpworld, in 2006 while I was working at The Washington Post.  Then, as now, political chatter centered on border security issues, an “invasion” via the U.S. Mexico border. Politicians and the press considered the function of the border […]

Remembering journalist, fighter and loyal friend Elaine Rivera

It must have been February. The streets were deserted, a freezing rain came down hard and I was standing outside of some warehouse in Brooklyn waiting for a union guy to show up and talk to me about the cleanup at the World Trade Center and asbestos. I wasn’t even sure he would show up. […]

Immigration/Transnationalism Coverage

All stories were reported in the New York City area and appeared in The Washington Post. Links are to pdf versions of the reports. NYC_Latinos_CAFTA For some Latinos with financial and familial connections in CAFTA countries, the trade agreement inspires optimism that open markets will create business opportunities and jobs, and reduce the need for immigration to […]

Post 9/11 “terrorism” related trials/laws

Below is a sample of some of the trials that grew out of the Sept 11 2001 attacks on New York City. All reports were published in The Washington Post. The case of Sheik Mohammed Ali Hassan Moayad drew particular attention after Attorney General John Ashcroft labeled him Osama Bin Laden’s “spiritual advisor.” It emerged […]