President Donald Trump during the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 29, 2020 (AP photo by Julio Cortez).

If Donald Trump had his way, you might not be reading these words and I might not be writing them. Unless I and the other 40 percent of Americans who are not white accept the ludicrous notion that we are less deserving of our Constitutional rights than the white supremacist Proud Boys who Trump told to “stand back and stand by” during Tuesday’s presidential debate, then hell hath no fury like an American racist scorned. Intimidation, fear, violence, chaos—we all better get ready, the so-called leader of the free world has warned. What Trump and his followers don’t seem to […]

The unfinished Trump International Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19, 2016 (AP photo by Aida Sultanova).

The recent bombshell report from The New York Times—which obtained more than two decades’ worth of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, including from the first two years of his presidency—offered a number of remarkable details, from how little Trump has paid in income taxes to the staggering $421 million in debt that he has personally guaranteed. Yet perhaps the most concerning revelations from the Times’ report centered on a topic long central to Trump’s rise, and to his presidency: foreign money. The tax returns didn’t reveal any new information about potential financing from Russia, a question that has long stalked […]

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