Tom Hall: As Steve Miller, Moscow Mitch and an army of political strategy advisors drool, the Republican Party effort to tear down the Federal government is bearing a bumper crop of fruit.
Tom Hall: In the U.S., many saw the Soviet experiment as an answer to the savagery of industrial capitalism, with child labor, deadly working conditions, worker dehumanization, and total focus on monetary profit over any social costs.
Tom Hall: Bernie Sanders says that he is leading an American Revolution, while, in reality, he is seeking to bring the United States into line with all the other industrialized nations in the world.
Tom Hall: Are you sufficiently terrified of the Corona virus to have switched from Mexican beer to Coors? Maybe you shouldn’t touch your screen while reading this column.
Tom Hall: While “socialists” and other corporate-skeptic folks (like me) write about the problems and evils of corporate oligarchy, Warren stepped out and tried to take on those problems.
Tom Hall: At his core, John Bolton has built an entire career on pushing policy in D.C. that promotes the profitability of war and war-profiteering investments.
Tom Hall: Like American fundagelicals, Iran’s religious leaders pick and choose what parts of their scriptures they want to cite. And like America’s for-profit “christians,” Iran’s “Moslem” leaders have little or no connection to the Islam of history.
Tom Hall: Might Trump’s efforts to stir up a new Middle East war actually have the potential to motivate Middle East nations to align themselves in ways that promote more balance, and therefore, better opportunities for less war and more peace?
Tom Hall: Fred Rogers showed Lloyd Vogel that he mattered. That his concerns were important to Fred Rogers. He didn’t simply tell Lloyd Vogel what he needed and how to behave.
Tom Hall: MoveOn has done a lot to help spread progressive thinking and move the Democratic Party back from the “Republican-Lite” positions of Bill Clinton.
Tom Hall: Are the Yemenis using drones to attack the financial base of the nations that are attacking them any different from our own Founding revolutionaries?
Tom Hall: With the Pentagon’s long (let us not say honorable) history of facilitating rapacious corporations, melting glaciers and “defensification” of the island virtually guarantees a fresh crop of fabulously wealthy new generals and colonels.
Tom Hall: Knowing that Donald has ordered his attorneys general, first Jeff Sessions and now Billious Barr, to resolve any issues at federal lock-ups, and make them perfect prisons, what are we to make of the evolving series of stories being floated out of the Justice Department about the Epstein kill?