Steve Hochstadt: Today hope means believing that we will soon stop going backwards, that this moment is just a hesitation on the journey toward the unity we seek. Sometimes hope makes way for despair about how things might get worse.
Archives for January 21, 2020
Eric A. Gordon: The spirit was strong and militant, and the speakers forceful and energizing. People of all ages marched, including babes in arms. People held clever signs and images. “We are not ovary-acting,” read one.
Jonathan David Farley: Revenge killings are what the Romans did. America did not summarily kill Nazi leaders after the war: there were trials.
Garrison Keillor: I was in the library to sit in the magnificent Rose Reading Room, one of my favorite rooms in America, where a writer can sit and work at a long table under a magnificent high ceiling.
Mandy Smithberger: As the latest Pentagon budget shows, no matter the revelations, there will be no reckoning when it comes to this country’s endless wars or its military establishment—not at a moment when President Donald Trump is sending yet more U.S. military personnel into the Middle East and has picked a new fight with Iran.
Nick James: Citigroup has become one of the most talked-about banks in the business which is why it’s surprising that the expectations were so low compared to the actual outcome.
Harry Stark: Rather than spending time writing emails, you must pick up the phone for having a talk with the responsible person. It will save you lots of time, particularly for significant discussions.
Norman Solomon: Much of the energy behind the Sanders campaign is generated by what corporate media outlets often criticize or mock—Bernie’s consistency as he keeps denouncing massive income inequality and corporate power.
Julia Smith: You should choose software that can run on your current computer hardware, but on the condition that it does not affect the potential benefits of the new software.