The re-election of President Rouhani shows that Iranians want a more open society and normal relations with the world. Why, then, did President Trump declare that Iran should be isolated until its regime is changed?
Michael Krikorian: There may be more doomed locales in town – the coroner’s identification room, a hospice where the only hope is that the end will soon come – but, for a mass gathering of gloom, nothing beats the CJ crowd on a Sunday.
Kathy Kelly: Ordinary Iranians might well think that whatever discontent they have with their own government the U.S. is their most implacable and most immediate enemy.
Berry Craig: Unions warned that Trump’s strategy with blue collar voters was divide-and-conquer, that he would shaft the whole working class.