Steve Hochstadt: The Neues Museum holds one of the world’s most important collections of documents written on papyrus, whose study by linguistic scientists revealed the succession of languages in ancient Egypt.
Peter Laarman: For just a minute, Trump channeled Jesus in painting a picture of an America where there was universal child care, family leave, women’s health, clean air and clean water. But that was just for a throwaway minute.
Walter Moss: To regain their dominance with U. S. voters they [Democrats] need to craft a new, imaginative, unifying American Dream.
John Marciano: Why do liberals accept the daily demonization of Putin and his regime? Where is the unequivocal evidence to substantiate these accusations?
Richard J. Eskow: As they now bid for unity, Democrats are clearly trying to make peace with their activist base. But the base may not be satisfied with a secondary role in this story any more.
Berry Craig: The Republicans started down the “states’ rights road” in the 1960s with the Nixon-era “Southern Strategy.”
Peter Dreier: The battle between Ellison and Perez was often portrayed as a struggle between the party’s “progressive” and the “establishment” wings. That’s a mischaracterization. Both Ellison and Perez are long-time progressives.
Lawrence Rosenthal: He wasn’t the business end of things. He wasn’t going to wind up in the White House, like his old Breitbart boss, Steve Bannon. In the alt-right eco-system he was useful, but not essential.
Melissa Goodman and Gillian Thomas: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in negotiations with the major movie studios to settle agency charges of systemic sex discrimination against women directors.
Clifford J. Tasner: For years, the Democrats have been arguing that only Centrist, pro-corporate policies can assure them that the “undecided voters” in battleground states will come our way. This strategy has failed time and time again.
Richard Greeman: The internal struggle between Trump and the “intelligence community” is not evidence of a coup but the sign of a much-welcome split within the ruling classes, a disunity which reveals their weaknesses and reflects the growing strength of the popular anti-Trump movement.
James Loewen: Since our new administration does not value facts, the shadow cabinet must provide the information that the appointed secretaries cannot.
Mel Gutov: Turns out Emperor Trump has no clothes; his “unconventional” behavior is often criminal, corrupt, duplicitous, unreliable, and incompetent.