Andrew Moss: Challengers to Trump must show that his repeated characterizations of migrants as constituting a destabilizing “invasion” are dangerously distorted.
Lawrence Wittner: The ideal of socialism goes back deep into human history and, at its core, is based on the notion that wealth should be shared more equitably between the rich and the poor.
John Peeler: As mourner, Jacinda Ardern made the gesture of wearing a head covering to show respect and solidarity toward the Muslim victims, and led the whole nation in an outpouring of grief and solidarity.
Jamala Rogers: This year will mark the 400th anniversary of my people’s kidnapping to these shores. How are we assessing our past and applying the hard-learned lessons to our future?
Dahlia Ferlito: AB 392 changes existing law to mandate that deadly force is only used if there are no alternatives remaining for the officer, while also taking into account the officer’s actions leading up to the use of deadly force.
Ted Rall: As a leftie I despise Democrats more than Republicans in the same way that the French loathed the Nazis but hated French collaborators more; Republicans are warmongering racist corporatist monsters but so are Democrats and they ought to know better.
Steve Hochstadt: Many, perhaps most accusations of antisemitism are made in good faith for the purpose of calling attention to real religious prejudice. But such accusations are often made for less honest political purposes.
Norman Solomon: Humane principles are low priorities in the profit-driven scheme of things, as the devastating impacts of economic inequality and militarism attest.
Berry Craig: The tweet was like donning orange on St. Pat’s Day and waving the Union Jack while crooning “The Battle of the Boyne.” Hence, you’d almost expect it was a Democratic dirty trick. But the tweet was genuine GOP.
W.J. Astore: A military veteran who’s strongly against regime-change wars, a vocal critic of the military-industrial complex, Tulsi has demonstrated poise, thoughtfulness, and coolness under pressure.
Berry Craig: Donald Trump calls the media “the enemy of the people,” a slam favored by Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and Adolf Hitler.
Eric A. Gordon: Omar committed the cardinal sin of daring to say out loud what every member of Congress knows, that AIPAC funnels significant campaign contributions to politicians who will unconditionally support to Israel’s priorities.
Dahlia Ferlito: The shouting matches, punches, Trump rallies, and chants of “USA,” are obscuring a sense of loss. A loss of actual or potential power, opportunity, prosperity, and security.