Lance Simmens: Leading the charge into the vast dystopian universe is a Nitwit-in-Chief whose Faustian bargain is predicated on the hedge that all hell will break loose most likely after his time is up on Earth.
Robert Koehler: Unavoidably, a line of connection runs straight from the yearbook photo to the worst of American history: lynching, slavery, genocide.
Johnny Townsend: If you and your family were trapped in a burning home and there were just three options for escape, which would you choose? This is the dilemma facing American voters today.
Michael T. Hertz: We know that all the Democratic candidates will be lined up against Trump. So why shouldn’t each of them promise to include in their own ads a uniform anti-Trump statement?
Steve Hochstadt: One of the most frightening developments in American politics has been the increasing disdain of significant portions of the Republican Party for basic democratic norms.
Steve Hochstadt: The politics of the extreme right wings of the Republican Party in the US and the Conservative Party in the UK are based on ideology, not reality.
Lance Simmens: I do not pretend in the least to be a righteous practitioner of my religion but what is deeply embedded in me is the very basic Christian concept of acceptance of others as members of the human family.
Eric Mann: In the case of Dr. King, the U.S. government, Democratic Party and Civil Rights Establishment distort King’s life by putting him forth as a “non-violent” accommodating, dreamer.
Peter Dreier: If he were alive today, he would certainly be standing with Walmart employees and other workers fighting for a living wage and the right to unionize.
John Peeler: A deal with the Democrats that would actually fly would have to include a more permanent fix for the immigrants than the three year truce that Trump offered.
Eric C. Jacobson: The circumstances and real reason(s) that caused “our old friend Gary” to leave the 1988 presidential race will forever be a matter of interest to historians, to non-conservatives at large, and especially to his political partisans, myself among them.
Frank Fear: ‘Stand Up and Speak Out” happens when people have had enough and are no longer willing to accept the way things are. And it’s why women have marched every year since 2017.
Ted Vaill: It is becoming completely clear that Putin has his hands tightly around the gonads of our Commander in Chief, and is squeezing hard.