Michael T. Hertz: C’mon Bernie! C’mon, Justice Democrats. Don’t suck on sour grapes. I’m one of your big supporters, and I hate what you’re doing.
Michael T. Hertz: Relative to wages, the cost of housing, education, medical care, retirement, food, and clothing has skyrocketed. And fewer and fewer people have been able to enjoy the things that Roosevelt pointed to as minimum rights for all of us.
Michael Hertz: Compare what the Supreme Court did in connection with conflicts between religious rights and racial discrimination in 1968 and religious rights and gender discrimination in 2018 and you can see how America has declined.
Michael Hertz: Basically, the Supreme Court has been deciding that the right to bring a class action lawsuit can be overridden by an arbitration clause, forcing the consumer or worker who might otherwise use a class action into an expensive personal arbitration..
Michael Hertz: Research shows that protest does not work because big crowds send a signal to policymakers—rather, it’s because protests get people politically activated.”
Michael Hertz: Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 and accepted it. That in itself might be sufficient reason to make the contract binding on her.
Michael Hertz: Impeachment would be very nice, but unless the Democrats win more than a solid majority in Congress, that strategy winning is highly unlikely. The present House is unlikely to vote to impeach and the present Senate is unlikely to convict.
Michael Hertz: I went to the Martin Luther King March, the Women’s March, the National School Walkout, and now the March for Our Lives. I haven’t seen as much motivation in the populace since the Vietnam War.
Michael Hertz: The next big thing will be the March For Our Lives on March 24, when marches will spring up across the land, starting with the largest one in Washington, D.C.
Michael Hertz: Dangerous doctors continue to be allowed to keep practicing, even in situations where they have been found guilty of malpractice.
Michael Hertz: Machine Gun America, backed by the NRA, would fight the effort tooth and nail, but at this moment in our history our country is ready for this. After all, at one time we did have a law that banned automatic weapons.
Michael T. Hertz: This effort to form a national movement is both striking and important. First of all, it is being spearheaded by students, and the history of political movements in America is that student-led movements have led to broader movements.
Michael Hertz: Our biggest mistake as progressives is our failure to choose the policies we want and work collectively towards achieving them.