After my son viewed a video about Emmett Till on YouTube, he sat down and put pen to paper, writing a short story about Trayvon Martin going to Heaven and meeting Emmett Till.
The solution to bombs is not more bombs—or rather it is the worst and most costly “solution” that usually leads, eventually, to even more bombs exploding and destroying even more innocent noncombatants. Idiot’s Delight.
Gabbard isn’t going to lose her seat because of Tanden and Dean’s tweets. Her opposition to escalating the wars in the Middle East enjoys wide popular support. But the calls for her ouster are instructive in any case.
While the average American may participate in elections, the study found that, ultimately, these voters have little to no influence on the decisions politicians make, once in office.
The fundamental problem is that Progressive ideas ARE NOT embraced whole cloth. Instead they are borrowed selectively and then inserted strategically in Neoliberal platforms, often by Neoliberal regimes.
What is happening at present in various parts of the world is a reaction against globalization, immigration, terrorism, and other phenomena that are changing people’s worlds faster than they can cope with, all encouraging nostalgic nationalism.
“Modern man,” mused Martin Luther King, Jr., “suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance.”
If Trump and many of his followers do not think the arts and humanities—and yes, the intellectuals who often support them—are important for us, for our national wellbeing, they are wrong.
Jaime O’Neill: Despite the fact that Trump assured us that, unlike Obama, he wouldn’t have time to play golf if he were elected, the new POTUS has demonstrated that he has the leisure to jet down to his place in Florida each weekend for time on the links.
Republicans (and their patrons in big business) no longer believe Trump will give them cover to do what they want to do. They’re becoming afraid Trump is genuinely nuts, and he’ll pull the party down with him.
John Peeler: Trump’s budget imposes draconian cuts on virtually all domestic programs, many of which provide help for poor people, including not only health care, but assistance in heating their homes, rent subsidies, school lunches, Head Start, and community development.
Dan Embree: I didn’t think I would get this far before I was cut off or the Secret Service knocked on my door with a warrant for violation of the Federal Irony Act. But, as proof that nobody actually reads Trump’s mail, all that has happened is I’ve been added to his Buddies List.
At the rally, Trump said, “This was a watered down version of the first one. This is a watered down version. And let me tell you something, I think we ought to go back to the first one and go all the way.”