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.
Rosemary Jenkins: What are residents supposed to do when they are experiencing the stench from this gas and possibly even methane? At least three people have already gotten very ill and have needed medical attention.
John Hanrahan: Major media chose to ignore four former Air Force drone-war personnel who went public with an open letter to President Obama, which urged the President to reconsider a program that killed “innocent civilians,”
Berry Craig: At least Matt Bevin, the guy Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign called an “East Coast con-man” during last year’s GOP senate primary brawl, is a consistent panderer.
Berry Craig: Once more, the social issues – what one of my union buddies calls “the three Gs – God, guns and gays”– have helped elect a reactionary union-buster in my home state.
Michael T. Hertz: As we consider what to do about the attack on Paris, we need to measure our own resources, what is possible and what is not. We need no more Koreas, Vietnams. Afghanistans or Iraqs.
H. Scott Prosterman: Trump led the howls and cries challenging Obama’s American citizenship after it became a craze on Fox News. So let’s also demand to see HIS birth certificate as a turn of good gamesmanship.