John Peeler: Everything about this life works to keep people down and encourages them to blame the government or big corporations for their plight. Most people succumb.
Lawrence Wittner: Although the Sanders forces didn’t obtain all they wanted in their negotiations with the Clinton campaign, they did secure an avant garde platform.
Berry Craig: I suspect what Trump really regrets—and is personally pained by—are his sagging poll numbers.
Ted Vaill: Trump claims that he is a great lover, and that his wives and girlfriends have raved about his sexual prowess. I am waiting for one of them to come forward with information directly contradicting this claim.
Daisy Vierya: SB 443 establishes stricter standards to protect innocent, vulnerable Californians from having police take and keep their property.
Rosemary Jenkins: As is frequently the case, the market chains were not eager to settle because by stretching out negotiations, they could put off having to increase pay and other coverage to their employees.
Maria Armoudian: The Turkish president has brutally suppressed protesters and purged every branch of government of any opposition. We must stand up against him.
Ernest Canning: The path that thoughtful progressives choose should be guided by both their understanding of the scope of the Sanders-led political revolution and the wisdom behind Otto von Bismarck’s astute observation that “politics is the art of the possible”…
y son left the United States for a job in Japan last week. Even though he’s always had an interest in other cultures, I can’t help but wonder how much the pressure of living in America as a Black man influenced his decision to leave. Today, the stories are so frequent, the headlines so repetitive, the loss of life at […]
Frank Fear: What if Independents began thinking and acting as a consequential group? They could become America’s “Third Force”—not a third party, mind you, but an assemblage of voters with presence and clout.
Sharon Kyle: With input from members of Black Lives Matter as well as dozens of other organizations representing thousands of people across this country, The Movement for Black Lives released a comprehensive platform that provides a roadmap of sorts that would help to make life more fair and equitable for black people.
Julie Gutman Dickinson: While some businesses misclassify their workers out of ignorance, others do it very deliberately, and have spent millions of dollars defending the practice.
Bruce Lerro: Many of us were amazed to discover, thanks to the catalyst of Bernie Sanders, that more than half of people your age have declared themselves interested in socialism. But Bernie has taken you as far as he wants to go. You can either find your way yourselves or you can join us.