WJ Astore: Deception is at the heart of war, but we’re supposed to be deceiving the enemy, not ourselves. We’ve allowed public relations — driven by dishonesty — to rule our thinking and reporting on war.
Dan Embree: So yeah, Eric is a little too clumsy to swim in political waters, and a little too quick to dive into the shallow end of the pool. But it’s all because he is trying too hard to catch up with Son Number One, who has already proven his mastery of clandestine international intrigue involving politics and adoptions.
Justin Chapman: Calling Trump the ‘worst president in modern history,’ Congressman Adam Schiff says evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign is mounting
It’s like buying football game tickets to support the players’ right to free expression of their disapproval of police brutality toward and killings of people of color. Can’t be bad. But supporting a gladiator sport whose natural outcome is brain damage for every player can’t be good.
Frank Fear: Nike has what Adidas and Under Armour do not—a face. The public has no idea who runs either of Nike’s major competitors. Not so with Nike. Phil Knight is the face of the franchise.
Dan Embree: What’s with the DeeNay bit? I thought they were Navaho. Whatever. How! You’re Cohen? Hey, I knew your mother in Queens.
Dan Embree: No, the passions of many deeply religious Alabamians are activated by infallible and automatic triggers (words or images), that by-pass rational filters and send a jolt of religious voltage directly to the unconscious core of their beings.
Steve Hochstadt: This is not a middle-class tax cut. It will only lower some middle-class families’ taxes for a few years. But Republican leaders won’t say that.
As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition to the U.S. imperialist system a great appreciation of the achievements of the Russian revolution and the Soviet Union is a critical part of our revolutionary future.
John Peeler: Trump is unique in American political history in that, having reached the pinnacle of power with minority support, he has also made no serious effort to expand his base.
Jaime O’Neill: I don’t know them personally, of course, but I surely hate the Scrooge-like mean streak and callousness they embody, along with their perverse values and sense of entitled superiority to most everyone else.
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.