The key is that the President is not in this alone; he has capable, knowledgeable and experienced counsel to aid his decisions and he must avail himself of such expertise.
Emma Jane Black: The theme of the night was not only fear-mongering about Russia, but also the fact that District 48 Congressional Representative Dana Rohrabacher had not hosted an in-person town hall within his district.
Walter Moss: Although in our own poisonous and partisan environment, it is rare to find senators from different political parties cooperating, this was not always so.
Robert Borosage: The Better Deal argues that Americans “believe the rules of the economy are rigged against them” by “special interests, lobbyists and large corporations In the last two elections. Both argue that Democrats must be clearer about what they are for.
Joseph Palermo: Are Democratic leaders finally copping to their three-decade failure to do anything meaningful to make the lives of most working Americans “better” in any way?
WJ Astore: The Democrats are rejecting the energy and popularity of Sanders’s progressive platform for the tired bromides of economic competitiveness, moderate tax increases on the rich, and infrastructure improvements.
Kathy Kelly: Billions, perhaps trillions, will be spent to send weapons, weapon systems, fighter jets, ammunition, and military support to the region, fueling new arms races and raising the profits of U.S. weapon makers.
Robert Reich: He told you he’d invest $1 billion in our nation’ crumbling infrastructure. You bought it. But his infrastructure plan, which was really a giveaway to rich investors, is also stalled.
Lance Simmens: In the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, frenetic, and combustible nature of his campaign he was essentially telegraphing his governing philosophy, even if he didn’t know he had one.
Social Dysfunction — Worrying about free-riders is a legitimate concern, but addressing the matter by making the cure worse than the disease is absurd.
Let’s not forget that this deeply racist country elected Barack Obama. Twice. So the racism, though real enough, seems like an excuse more than a reason.
Steve Hochstadt: Trump voters were likely motivated by ideas of group loyalty, respect for authority, male dominance, and traditional social norms than by compassion for those who are suffering and desire for equal justice.
David A. Love: Black people have been monitored and regulated since the days when the slave patrols, the nation’s first police force, roamed the plantation.