Lance Simmens: Without even a hint of contingency planning or even a thought of advising the co-equal branch of Congress, which is constitutionally responsible for declaring war, the Emperor has taken us to a place where massive loss of life is no longer a threat but virtually an assured inevitability.
Archives for January 3, 2020
Images of battered and destroyed hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan, and of hospital personnel trying nevertheless to heal people and save lives, help me retain a basic truth about U.S. wars of choice: We don’t have to be this way.
Rev. Peter Laarman: This fight is about much more than who owns our history and who gets to write it. It’s about a perceived threat to a civil religion that requires a white-washed history in which white Americans make “mistakes” but in which good always prevails.
Richard W. Behan: If you can stomach following suit, adopting McConnell’s delaying tactic will open an unprecedented opportunity: a chance for you alone to cause Donald Trump’s removal from office.
Kevin B. Anderson: Donald Trump’s cold-blooded assassination is nothing short of an act of war. Moreover, it rivals the most reckless actions ever taken by imperialist powers in the Middle East or elsewhere.
Wim Laven: Wag the dog—Trump’s cynical act of war is so blatantly obviously meant to take attention from his historic failure, his impeachment, but all it will do in the end is give enormous reason to Senators to remove him. Will those Senators—mostly Republican—put country before Trump?
Rich Procida: Our democracy depends upon the President’s respect for the Constitution and the separation of powers. A President who refuses to cooperate with a Constitutionally mandated Congressional Inquiry is unfit to hold office.
Billy Goddard: I don’t know how to proceed with individuals who believe Trump is a kind, moral, honest, and truthful person, and that the French Revolution was just a natural unavoidable event.