Diane Lefer: We find Quist mouthing platitudes on behalf of a South Carolina town during a racially inflammatory police dragnet even as he himself is profiled by cops and only let go when one recognizes “the boy who writes for the mayor.”
Paul Haeder: I went to the table where the neighborhood association dudes were. Sixty-plus something, and chatting it up, learning how bankrupt these old hippies can be and ignorant of what changes can be, blaming me for Trump for my support of Jill Stein.
Robert Reich: as the Republican convention prepares to nominate the least qualified and most divisive candidate in American history, the Democrats are about to nominate among the most qualified and yet also most distrusted.
In 1852, former slave and legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass was invited to give a speech at a 4th of July event to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Peter Dreier: The policy fix was needed because some of the same Wall Street speculators that precipitated the housing crash have been buying up distressed housing assets in bulk, including delinquent mortgages and vacant houses that are a product of the crash.
Larry Wines: After riding all night as one prong of a US Army unit — sent to find and return Native American Indians to the Reservation on which the government had ordered them to live — that army unit found them.
H. Scott Prosterman: The NRA used to represent firearm safety; now they represent terrorists’ right to bear arms in schools, nightclubs and everywhere.
Bill Honigman: In a booming voice we all know and remember so well, and seemingly out of no where, Tim Carpenter stands and starts to chant, “Let Jerry speak! Let Jerry speak!”
Ernest Canning: The “ballot clutter” argument suggests that voters lack the ability to distinguish this monumentally important ballot proposition from the numerous corporate-funded special interest ballot measures that frequently appear during general elections in California.
Sharon Kyle: Although corporate controlled mainstream media ignores the vast majority of the ballot, the LA Progressive has provided an updated Progressive Voter Guide and a Judging the Judges piece to help you to be a more informed voter.
Seth Abramson: The D.C. primary is scheduled for June 14th, and the atmosphere in the city on June 11th would be — if Trump merely says “yes” to an invitation he’s already said yes to twice — absolutely electric.
Sharon Kyle: As if to prep the populace for their desired outcome, for weeks, mainstream corporate media has been readying the people for a Clinton/Trump general election contest.
Sharon Kyle: He was, perhaps the most iconic boxing figure in history, but it was so much more than boxing that made him beloved by the black community, his boxing fans, his nation and beyond.