Steve Hochstadt: Developed immediately after the defeat of the South in 1865, the Lost Cause relies on two claims: the War was caused by a conflict over states’ rights, not slavery, and slavery itself was an honorable institution, in which whites and blacks formed contented “families”.
Marcy Winograd: Supporters of divestment argue that for-profit prisons are driven by a financial incentive to incarcerate as many people as possible as cheaply as possible in order to maximize profit.
Arica Coleman: Although my young mind could not grasp the meaning of the words she sang, I stood on the front row of the church balcony clapping my hands and tapping my feet with just enough swag to not get me in trouble for dancing.
Richard Greeman: This anger has been building since last Spring, the 50th anniversary of the 1968 worker-student uprising, but was frustrated when Macron won the stand-off with labor over his neo-liberal, pro-business counter-reforms.
Brent Budowsky: If Trump does pardon Manafort, there is a high probability that these matters are ultimately litigated before and decided by the United States Supreme Court.
Eric A. Gordon: As a result of the historic outcome of the 2018 midterm elections, new vistas for resistance and change have opened up on state and federal levels.
Walter G. Moss: what we need is someone who recognizes that differing, even competing, viewpoints can be a plus when crafting legislation, someone who follows the example of our outstanding presidents.
Lance Simmens: What is called for, in my humble estimation, is a more dispassionate expression of differences that aims towards acknowledging different approaches to agreed upon goals.
Charles Jaco: Millions of Americans disguise their enabling of corrupt policies and our slide toward being an authoritarian society run by the rich by claiming to be disgusted, befuddled, and turned off to politics.
Tom Hastings: Why do you accept, tolerate, and even identify with the dishonesty, the cheating, and the incivility of the leadership of your party? What is wrong with you?
Joseph Paleermo: Good Ol’ Mitch believes the ignorant masses don’t know or care about legislative “process” so he can just blow up the Senate without any political consequences.
Dan Embree: Achilles has a foot problem – not like yours, of course, because it didn’t keep him out of combat – but you can tell that he was always worried about his weak heel betraying him.
Christina Leimer: The women berated Democrats and barraged me with accusations and questions, never pausing for an answer. Why are Democrats so hateful? When are you gonna get over losing the election?