Berry Craig: Trump, Comer and the rest of the GOP are masters of the old white solidarity scam. Rich, white supremacist Democrats in Dixie invented it. They used the con to roll less-well-heeled whites in slavery and Jim Crow times.
Thom Hartmann: The biggest danger Trump poses to America is normalizing corruption for future administrations.
WJ Astore: If only retired generals would do what they used to do way back when, such as fishing and golfing, enjoying a sinecure or two but otherwise doing no harm.
Pam Spritzer: Born in the divisive aftermath of Trump’s victory, Better Angels is building a citizens’ movement to reduce polarization, exemplifying its mission in the half-“red,” half-“blue” composition of its leadership, funders, and members.
Sarah Lahm: A battle over a beloved church building in the Twin Cities reveals how money can be made from charter school real estate deals.
Tom Hastings: The US has fallen from its role as world leader, a fall that many might welcome under many other circumstances, but not when Russia and China are rushing in to fill the vacuum. Trump is Putin’s useful idiot.
H. Scott Prosterman: While Israel welcomes the support of Evangelical Christians, some are troubled by the motivation for this: To hasten the Dawn of the Apocalypse.
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.
Robert Koehler: Nonviolent protest is a confrontation between parallel universes: love vs. hate. This is, perhaps, the definition of evolution.
Rich Procida: Like Jeffery Epstein, too many people have allowed Donald Trump to get away with crimes throughout his life. Congress should not be one of them.
Joseph Palermo: The over-the-top viciousness of the death and rape threats we saw aimed at Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Brett Kavanaugh attacking her in high school were perfected during “Gamergate.”
Kali Holloway: As Trump and the violent racists in his base contribute to an atmosphere of fear and hatred, one in which white racial terror violence is on the rise, the need to take down Confederate monuments has gained even greater urgency.
John Peeler: Find out what they’re asking. Offer them Mar-a-Lago! It will be underwater soon, but they don’t have to know that.”