Berry Craig: We’ve got two good union candidates on the Democratic side and none on the other side. Trump and every other Republican in the running is a bare-knucks union buster.
Matt Cagle: Anaheim Police have spent almost a decade secretly building an inventory of powerful cell phone surveillance devices and making them available to neighboring cities in Orange County.
Peter Dreier: Like the civil rights movement of the 1960s, there is a growing movement in the United States today protesting the nation’s widening economic inequality and persistent poverty.
Marla Kilfoyle and Melissa Tomlinson: Justice Breyer was perhaps the strongest ally on the court for the unions. He made some adamant points and arguments for collective bargaining, unionism, and upholding Abood.
Ted Vaill: I recalled that Bernie Sanders was an agitator, an activist even then, staging a sit-in at University of Chicago housing that excluded blacks. He has never stopped.
Brent Budowsky: Many TV news organizations — led by CNN — have turned their campaign coverage into virtual infomercials for the Trump campaign that masquerade as news, supporting a reality television show personality who masquerades as a potential president.
David Love: And while the media are all too eager to cover a terrorism story, in this case, not so much. Some media outlets painted the ongoing armed standoff as an innocuous event, more like a campfire gathering of guys roasting marshmallows in the woods.
K.J. Noh: It’s hard to imagine a more total capitulation. If this is apology—then the South Korean government should cease to claim injury—a few more apologies like this, and it will cease to function as a state.
Ellen Brown: While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US. Poverty also kills.
Stephen Singer: The Democratic Primaries are about two months away. If Sanders is going to make a play for teachers, parents, students and education advocates, he still has a chance. But time is running out.
Michael T. Hertz: Having a national electronics healthcare records systems is desirable and will ultimately improve healthcare. But it should be truly national.
Rivera Sun: Today, as Islamophobia and anti-refugee rhetoric are whipping the American populace into a frenzy of fear, we need not wait until the eleventh hour to see where this type of discrimination leads.
Sharon Kyle: Chi-Raq is yet another film that puts the life-shattering consequences of unaddressed social ills on display apparently for no other reason than to entertain.