Charles Jaco: Thanks to a majority of white voters terrified of losing their racial privilege in a multi-ethnic America, all three branches of the federal government are now in the hands of the kind of people we fought World War II against.
Walter Moss: Yet, if we care about our future and that of our kids and grandkids (and who, whether Republican or Democrat, does not?), we must get out and vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. And if our caring is enlightened, we will vote Democratic.
Lawrence Wittner: Although it appears that some workers (a reported 4 percent) did receive pay raises thanks to the tax cuts, it’s estimated that corporations spent 88 times more on stock buybacks than on pay increases for workers.
Mary A. Fisher: The only Democrat and sole Latino member of the California high court, Moreno was accustomed to beating expectations.
Christina Leimer: How can the Democratic Party that claims to represent the smart people in this country be so politically deaf, so unable to anticipate, or communication inept?
Brent Budowsky: Klobuchar began by mentioning the challenges with alcoholism faced by her father and proceeded to ask Kavanaugh, in a respectful and serious manner, whether he had ever used so much alcohol that he could not remember what had happened during the time he had been drinking.
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Larry Aubry: Blacks’ disunity involves a broad denial of the significance of race and the reasonable argument that until whites see their own well-being threatened by the status quo, Blacks will remain spectators not equal participants in the political power equation.
Steve Hochstadt: This election campaign brings us a special seasonal offering of nationwide lying, the attack ad, on behalf of people hiding behind the people in tiny print.
Steve Hochstadt: More than 1 in every 8 Americans lives below the poverty level, over 40 million Americans. The greeter at Walmart, the young woman taking your food order, the shopper looking for day-old bread – they might all be poor.
Rich Procida: From abolition to the civil rights movement, liberation theology to the poor people’s campaign, religious and spiritual people have worked for social justice throughout history.
Ted Rall: If and when America gets its spectacle — Monday, Monday, Monday! Ford vs. Kavanaugh! Visit the concession stand! — we will know nothing more than we do today. She says it happened. He says it didn’t.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The demonization of Ford by the right is yet another indication of how low the GOP fascists are willing to go to gut human and civil rights.