Cheryl Dorsey: Research has shown that police often speak very differently to black motorists than they do to white motorists upon contact. That night was no different.
Law and Justice
Bill Blum: We all know that nothing constructive will come from Trump’s safety commission. After Parkland, the best the commission could offer was the arming of teachers. In the meantime, we’ve come to embrace mass shootings as routine features of everyday life.
Paul Haeder: Consumerism as a psychological wedge to allow for the synchronized event horizon of finance-government-surveillance-media-military to work on the masses as a suffocating fog pumped out across the globe by an elite bent on total dominance.
WJ Astore: The sober, sane, thing to do, according to military experts, is always to expand military spending.
Kristin Christman: What’s the use of all that science in developing weapons if there’s no science in evaluating the application of weapons to real world problems?
Actor Kiefer Sutherland expressed that it wasn’t the first time he experienced an eerie connection between a show he starred in and real live events.
Tom Hall: Buckminster Fuller was correct – to sell a new idea, you need a real, new model, not just the idea.
Elections & Campaigns
Anna Keeve: While household names and heavy hitter corporate-funded candidates are spending big bucks to make sure they are heard, there is a horde of lesser-known rising-star candidates swarming onto the political scene
RJ Eskow: Democrats should be concerned about the decline in voter participation among African Americans in 2016.
Jessica Goodheart: Research that shows early childhood education can profoundly impact the future success of children. But early childhood educators are still chronically underpaid.
Steve Hochstadt: The distrust of political conservatives for intellectuals and higher education has been a feature of our politics for half a century.
Samantha Banuelos: Before immigrants even cross the border into the United States, they are faced with situations that no human being should ever have to experience—often originating in flight from brutal cartels or corrupt armed forces.
Alvaro Huerta: The “Hustler-in-Chief” lies so much, it must be difficult for him—along with his lackey apologists and fellow liars, like John F. Kelly, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, etc.—to keep track of all his lies.
Joe Mathews: Regular California-Texas summits would remind us that, while we will never be the most cohesive country, we are a collection of states that requires some unity.