Kathy Kelly: War profiteers and self-marketing politicians have no interest in helping U.S. people understand that war itself is a tyrant, that the sound of nearby gunfire or a drone attack is as much of an order to flee one’s home as any command from a Taliban warlord.
RJ Eskow: Ossoff ran as a “Republican Lite,” demonizing government service and downplaying bread-and-butter Democratic issues.
Jaime O’Neill: Trump & Co. make daily war on damn near everyone who isn’t rich. It’s hard to remain civil when people are doing harm so aggressively and lying about it so egregiously.
Lance Simmens: Forget the swamp, forget forget the wall, and being sick of winning, we are enmeshed in a hopelessly divided nation run by corrupt officials who care more about power than party
Peter Dreier: Pundits will be debating this question for a long while, but there’s one factor that made a huge difference.
Joseph Palermo: AWhen was the last time you heard a Republican politician apologize for his or her worldview? Even with a pussy-grabbing con artist as their party’s leader they apologize for nothing.
Robert Borosage: Sanders noted that he won more votes of people under 30 than both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump combined, and said “what that means—our ideas and our progressive leaders—is that we are the future of this country.”
John Peeler: The closest parallel to this half century of increasingly intense conflict lies in the decades before the Civil War. May we find the resources to avoid a repeat of that tragic, bloody conflict.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Although the U.S. is often portrayed as a ‘center-right’ nation and progressives are called extremists, the reality is that there is majority support for a progressive agenda.
Arica L. Coleman: I have taught both college-level English Composition and history. I know what plagiarism is and I know my own damn work! The webmaster should have reported my comment to staff administrators instead of deleting it as spam.
Frank Fear: Be aware of eternity politicians Snyder proclaims because they are nationalists, not patriots. “A nationalist encourages us to be our worst,” Snyder says, “and then tells us that we are the best.”
Mel Gurtov: Kushner’s purpose, supported by Donald Trump, was to begin redrawing US policy on Russia with the aim of easing sanctions in exchange for certain Russian “services.”
Don Kilhefner: The word “homophobia” trivializes and obfuscates what is really happening to gay people in the United States and globally, now and historically.