Cathy Breen: Trump’s threats a few days ago to put sanctions on Iraq, “sanctions that would make Iran sanctions seem tame,” can only be called blasphemous.
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Virtually the ntire nation’s press is now in the hands of oligarchs and corporations loyal to Orbán, with talk radio and television across the country singing his praises daily.
Walter Moss: Most importantly in this 2020 election year, the Australian tragedy tells us we should vote out all the human-caused climate-change deniers and minimizers. Replace them with a president, congresspeople, and state officials who recognize climate change for what it is–“the biggest crisis facing our planet.”
Tom Englehardt: After more than 18 years of what, once upon a time, would have been considered failure, tell me this: Is the Pentagon receiving more money or less?
Norman Solomon: It’s a partisan pattern that’s all too common among Democrats on Capitol Hill — goading Trump as a wimp and then bemoaning his aggressive actions.
Rosemary Joyce: Today I tendered my resignation from the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. State Department on requests from other countries to help protect their heritage from illicit trafficking.
Michael T. Hertz: If INSABI will really treat U.S. citizens, then this will help solve the problem that retired U.S. ex pats have in Mexico: their Medicare benefits do not cover them outside the United States.
H. Scott Prosterman: t-Rump and Kim in particular, have common ground with Hamlet, though Kim is more of a Hamlet inversion for killing an uncle though he already was the king.
Eric Cheyfitz: The rise of Trump has produced some strong nostalgia for his predecessor, Barack Obama. But we should remember that Obama and those before him, going most immediately back to the presidency of Ronald Reagan, set the table for Trump’s gluttony.
Jim Lafferty: We are witnessing the most widespread expression of popular unrest and rebellion that the world has seen in decades, and it grows day by day.
Steve Hochstadt: Our lives are more strongly influenced by state governments, which might ban or support the right to abortion, try to suppress or encourage voting, raise or lower taxes.
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