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.
Robert Koehler: Despite the horror and violence and hatred, this moment, too, is part of our world — and reaches beyond itself, reaches into the heart of every occupant of Planet Earth. I don’t know what it changes, but I know it opens a door.
Jaime O’Neill: The party that purports to be about “free enterprise” provides socialism for corporations, welfare subsidies for the rich, all while preaching that the poor and the middle class should just ramp up their work ethic and pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
Jaime O’Neill: I often think right wingers are nearly all a special kind of stupid, but a whole lot of progressives this year want to demonstrate that, when it comes to stupid, they’re even more special, vowing to never vote for Hillary no matter the consequences.
Sure, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis opposes torture. But multiple CIA agents, military brass, legislators, and citizens have opposed torture for decades. Those with a will for torture find a way.
In this age of Trump, a sense of history has rarely been more important. We have to fight for the richness, the complexity, as well as the accuracy of our history and our language.
What I’m wondering, along with so many of my fellow Americans, is how we wound up being led by a guy like Donald J. Trump, a man whose hair-do alone should have alienated enough voters to keep him from being elected to anything.
There is wonderful mobilizing going on in the U.S. today. But is there sufficient ORGANIZING? Will we be able to change company-union-style labor relations in a transition to class-struggle unionism? Stay tuned.
Trump failed to reckon with deeply rooted constitutional institutions, a press that loves a fight, and bureaucrats who’ve spent their careers honing their passive-aggressive skills.
Racism is a fundamental feature of the far right in France and the US, although that is consistently denied by its supporters.
Saturday, 6 May 2017 Dear Mr President, Well, as you can imagine, your daughter’s book Women Who Work ($14.56 on Amazon) is not exactly the talk of Sal Si Puede, what with the lack of seed money for girls to start up international fashion boutiques, but Evelyn Schrifttroller of the Gatos Gordos Gazette provoked a […]
Following the rally, a few parents drove over to Melvoin’s Venice campaign headquarters to deliver a letter, signed by rally participants, requesting he return the billionaires’ direct campaign contributions.