Ted Vaill: You do what I want or I will disclose to the world how we did it, and your very active role in what we did. You hear me?
John Peeler: Most Republicans struggle to defend the indefensible because they fear the wrath of Trump’s militant base.
Frank Fear: I do question is why the Dems are celebrating her victory in NY’s 14th as theirs. Yes, Ocasio-Cortez ran as a Democrat but, to her core, she’s a Democratic Socialist. It’s best not to conflate the two.
Mel Gurtov: Trump has declared that certain military exercises, alliances (read: NATO, Japan, South Korea), and overseas bases are too expensive. Human rights concerns do not figure in such a bottom-line calculus.
Mark Dempsey: Another signature distinction between Right and Left is the refusal by the Right to acknowledge how effective collective action can be. For the political right, all productive actions, all responsibilities, originate with the individual.
Johnny Townsend: The Democratic Party today is like a lifeguard afraid to get in the water, inching in a little at a time to get slowly acclimated to the temperature, when people are out there drowning and need help NOW.
Adolfo Alzuphar: Angazi but I’m sure emerged as black resistance language in South African society, whose urban jazz-drenched politics came to be known through the figures of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu around the world.
Lawrence Wittner: The rise in American life of a rapacious corporate capitalism, a widening level of economic inequality, and the sharply rightwing policies of many states and the federal government are clearly inspiring a revolt on the Left.
Ken Wolf: The path on which we now find ourselves was paved by thirty years of growing income inequality, greed on the part of the very rich, and a serious mistake by Democratic leaders in the 1990s who embraced Wall Street and turned their back on the “least among us.”
W.J. Astore: Privatization enthusiasts assume that “market forces” will necessarily generate improvements in efficiency and improved service. But what if it just monetizes everything, leading to higher prices and poorer service?
Sluggo Wasserman: Like Dershowitz, the Corp/Dem elite is far more comfortable with Trump in the White House than with Bernie Sanders, whose millions of energized social-democratic activists held the key to winning the 2016 election, had Hillary Clinton not trashed them.
Laura Finley: What makes one a snowflake, supposedly? An inflated sense of self-importance, an inability to handle criticism, demand for respect, and a sense of victimhood supposedly disproportionate to reality. Sound familiar? That is Donald Trump embodied.
Ken Wolf: Trump’s behavior doesn’t really bother his hardcore supporters because it just shows that he isn’t a politically correct elitist; he is not one of “Them.”