Dallas County, Texas Judge Clay Jenkins is coordinating a church — local government — Texas — federal government effort to develop temporary, humanitarian shelters for the flood of refugee children who have crossed the Texas border and are now in detention.
Like kindness, brutality changes lives. And it often changes lives with more permanence than kindness does.
Even though I was a witness to brutality from far away, it changed my life in the 1980s toward a new political course. It was when I stopped being a “Reagan Republican”.