Tom Hall: The Donald’s victory meant that Paul Ryan’s religious devotion to Ayn Rand’s economic nuttiness was going to lead to Medicare and Social Security facing the real prospect of being dismantled before 2018.
Jaime O’Neill: Damn near everything I read from such people last year, from professional pundits to Facebook crybabies, was devoted to dampening enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket.
Lance Simmens: The petulance and outright hostility that the President-elect has shown for our system of governance ought to incite patriots along the ideological continuum from left to right, conservative to liberal.
Danny Feingold: In my dream, I had come not to browse the collections but to search for an answer that could never be found in presidential documents: What would Reagan advise the Electoral College to do on December 19, 2016?
isualize that as the headline. Friday, I said that for a December Surprise to happen when the Electoral College meets, a group of breakaway Republican electors need to have a plan—rally around an alternative candidate in the party. Short of electing someone else outright (there is zero chance of that), 38 electors can dump Trump by […]
Ted Vaill: By his continued nasty tweets and cabinet nominees since the election, Trump has shown that the right wing sexist bully that he was during the campaign will continue once he is in office.
Steve Fine: What is needed is for breakaway electors to organize themselves into a voting block pledged to a single alternative candidate, regardless of party affiliation.
Richard J. Eskow: Like so much liberal debate, this hue and cry over Russia focuses exclusively on the presidential race. But Clinton-centric conspiracy talk doesn’t explain the loss of Democratic power up and down the ticket.
Ted Vaill: It would not be surprising if terrorist attacks happened on his watch, as he would be ignoring the entire American intelligence apparatus created to warn him of such attacks.
Frank Fear: It’s not so much that America needs more political parties as much as America needs to transform its current two-party system—from party-centered to voter-centered.
Ted Vaill: Hillary is the less worse choice for Jill Stein voters, and I call upon Stein to assign her votes in those three key states to Hillary.
Vijay Prashad: White workers who have been hit hard by the policies of globalisation are likely to frame their discontent against immigration, affirmative action and political correctness, rather than against what the Occupy movement called the “One Per cent”.
Steve Fine: This petition drive presages the battles to come after the incoming Trump administration takes power, such as defending the values, causes, programs and human beings targeted for their chopping block.