Larry Wines: This morning, S.E. Cupps gave her lucid characterization of the Democratic debate and indeed, the Democratic primary race, saying concisely, “Bernie is a cause. Hillary is a corporation.” Goofy Republican Candidates
Elections and Campaigns
Mario Solis Marich: Channels – including those catering to audiences from racial and ethnic minority communities – could be dropped or buried at the far end of the digital dial, making it harder for loyal audiences to find the independent shows they love.
Gary Corseri: Looking back on the US Empire and the Vietnam War—which ultimately took his own son’s life—Secretary of Defense McNamara attributed his own stupidity to the “fog of war.” I would rather call it “asininity.”
Arica L. Coleman: We who are on the front lines of black activism must not ignore the psychological consequences of activism and seek ways to buffer ourselves from the trauma resulting from society’s continuous denigration and dehumanization as we engage in the never ending struggle of social activism.
Jamala Rogers: The Flint water crises was born out of government/corporate decisions that believe black and poor people are collateral damage in the financial strategy to make the state of Michigan solvent.
War & Peace
Marcy Winograd: If we want to protect elephants in their natural habitat, we shouldn’t build prisons for them in urban centers but instead donate to elephant sanctuaries.
Yuisa Gimeno: The economic disaster is an outgrowth of long-term siphoning away of Puerto Rico’s resources by its colonial overlord, the USA, and finance capital’s relentless pressure to implement neoliberal austerity measures. Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
Richard Eskow: Runaway inequality is the central issue of our time. It stifles democracy and leads to a more dangerous world.
Eric Avila: Few people question the formal study of indigenous, African, Latino or Asian peoples, but studying whiteness sparks a range of reactions, from open curiosity and interest, to derision and outright hostility. Whiteness in American History
Berry Craig: Predictably, the union-busters are in high dudgeon over Federal District Judge David Hale’s ruling that, in effect, invalidated a dozen county “right to work” ordinances in Kentucky.
The Body Politic
Steve Hochstadt: American culture is fixated on skinny as a moral virtue, and encourages the denigration of those who weigh more. I too am critical of people who use worries about weight as a weapon to assert their superiority. That makes me an enforcer of “political correctness”.
Treva Brandon Scharf: When it comes to fitness, yoga gives you the most bang for your buck: it strengthens, lengthens, and relaxes all at the same time. It can invigorate or restore; it can energize or quiet the mind.