Lawrence Wittner: Opinion polls before and since the election revealed that most Americans opposed Trump’s best-known and most vehemently-supported “America First” program―building a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Robert Reich: The estate and capital gains taxes were originally designed to prevent the growth of large dynasties in the U.S. and to reduce inequality. They’ve been failing to do that.
RJ Eskow: The devastation of Houston was made worse by poor planning and deregulation. That wasn’t an accident: it was greed.
Christina Leimer: When you’re standing on the street, holding a sign making patently clear what you believe, it’s amazing how confirmatory these honks, waves and gestures feel.
Barbara MacLean: Women like Russian revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai believed that until working and poor women’s needs were met, socialism was not possible and that this struggle needed to co-exist with the fight for all workers’ rights.
David Love: Welcome back to the war on drugs, the war on communities of color, the criminalization of Black people and social justice movements.
Shannon Speed: As part of City Council’s community engagement process, hundreds of Native people have come forward to explain how the celebration of Columbus Day creates an on-going harm.
Ron Briley: Americans need to be vigilant about the manipulation of history that distorts American innocence and embraces the execution of prisoners and desecration of religion, while playing upon fears and ignorance.
Mark Naison: In all my years of Fordham, I have rarely seen students challenge actions by the administration so forthrightly and effectively.
Robert Reich: Let’s be clear. There is already enough evidence to impeach Trump on grounds of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution.
Mel Gurtov: Donald Trump quite simply is doing what comes naturally—being the authoritarian figure who gives orders, expects them to be followed, consults no one, demands absolute loyalty—and in the end increases the wealth of Trump Inc.
Hateful violence is hardly new to America. But never before has a president licensed it as a political strategy or considered haters part of his political base.
Robert Borosage: For all the fretting about division, activists from all wings of the party and from movements outside the party have joined in propelling the popular mobilization against Trump’s horrors.