Johnny Townsend: Moderate Democrats have been blaming progressives regularly since Trump won the presidency in 2016. They’re pre-blaming us now for the next defeat.
Mel Gurtov: Under Trump identity politics has come to the fore, pushing aside the tenets of liberal democracy and respect for diversity.
Joe Mathews: Gender quotas work in other fields in California. A 2018 state law requires every public company that is incorporated or based in California to have at least one woman board member by the end of this year.
Valerie Vande Panne: Imagine a pair of sunglasses that block TV screens! I find myself unplugging more and more. Could these glasses block out the daily bombardment of digital ads in public space?
W.J. Astore: For so many in the establishment, what they stand for is themselves. The perpetuation of their own power and privilege. This is the biggest reason why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016. It was always all about her.
Thom Hartmann: Whether it’s strengthening environmental regulations, breaking up monopolies, restraining CEO pay, fully funding our public schools, or getting money out of politics, Republicans tell us we just can’t do those things here in America. We’re just not that intelligent.
John Peeler: The countries Trump is now targeting are in the shape they’re in because of decades of US efforts to “help” them. The country we’re not helping, Nicaragua, is in better shape.
Kathleen Wallace: $18 million is paltry change, and that is the amount in question–many have asked…. what is this? A few trips to Mar-a-Lago? 20 porn star pay-offs? The plastic surgery bill for the Trump clan?
here they go again. In 2002 and 2003 corporate media idiots speculated that secular socialist Saddam Hussein might give nukes that he didn’t and couldn’t have to radical Islamists who wanted to kill him. That story wasn’t true. Worse than that, it couldn’t have been true. I said it over and over and over. So […]
Moji Agha: Imagine who would have likely become President in 2016, if the Wall Street and neocon elements in the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign (and in the Democratic Party) would not have exerted such a devastatingly nefarious “right-leaning” influence–in that bitter contest.
Norman Solomon: While many Democratic politicians and U.S. media outlets have portrayed Trump as soft on Russia and uncommitted to Western militarism, such claims don’t hold up to facts.
Berry Craig: You’d think the Senate majority leader would be busy enough in Washington pushing the Trump-GOP agenda of enriching the already rich, abridging the rights of women, minorities, immigrants and LGBT citizens, punishing the poor and busting unions.
Steve Hochstadt: By extending government control of media, restricting free association, and weakening official bodies which oversee elections, modern autocrats can undermine democracy without a sudden coup.