Dan Embree: The major purpose of the bill is to cut the nominal business tax from 35 to 20 percent – “nominal” he said, because no businesses except those run by fools actually pay 35 percent what with all the loop-holes that lobbyists have already built into the tax code.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The victories of Jenkins and Cunningham are also significant with respect to the transphobic and homophobic policies of the U.S. Education Department under conservative Christian zealot Betsey De Vos.
Berry Craig: Republicans like Moore who have turned the party of Lincoln and Liberty into the party of Confederate revanchists, social Darwinists, white nationalists and reactionary evangelical Christians
Dan Embree: AG Jeff “The Amnesiac” Sessions allowed the DOJ to drop the charges against a woman who laughed at him during his confirmation hearing, when the judge ruled that laughing at a clown is protected by the First Amendment.
Walter Moss: Is being called “old” an insult? When I was Trump’s age (eight years ago), I already considered myself old. Was I insulting myself for thinking so?
Dan Embree: My old friend Xi was still talking about that chocolate cake at Mar-a-lago, the same night I bombed Iran or one of those places.
Irene Monroe: In Brazile’s inimitable no-holds-barred fashion she further asserts that “three titanic egos – Barack, Hillary, and Debbie – stripped the party to a shell for their own purposes.”
Jack Rothman: It stands to reason that a greed-based model emphasizing maximum profit accumulation as a philosophical value, together with dog-eat-dog competition, inevitably will cause an amassing of social ills.
Joseph Palermo: A tsunami of sexual assault and harassment charges against powerful men destroyed careers and for the first time since Trump came to power has put the misogynist juggernaut on the defensive.
Frank Fear: For a very long time, endowment activity took place without much notice. Administrators would publish annual results, including reporting overall return and offering an investment breakout by category. Today that’s simply not enough.
David Campt and Brian Biery: Who can and should counter the narrative that racism is over, and that any problems experienced by people of color are self-inflicted?
Lawrence Wittner: On the morning of the student trip to Washington, we turned up wearing our suits (to impress any government officials who might see us) at a chartered bus, parked next to the Columbia campus, only to find ourselves in the midst of a rather bohemian assemblage.
Walter Moss: More than a year ago, I wrote that “a Trump presidency would almost surely guarantee that we continue on a path to environmental suicide.” Trump is increasingly making that prediction a reality.