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.
Berry Craig: Republicans like Moore who have turned the party of Lincoln and Liberty into the party of Confederate revanchists, social Darwinists, white nationalists and reactionary evangelical Christians
Dan Embree: AG Jeff “The Amnesiac” Sessions allowed the DOJ to drop the charges against a woman who laughed at him during his confirmation hearing, when the judge ruled that laughing at a clown is protected by the First Amendment.
Walter Moss: Is being called “old” an insult? When I was Trump’s age (eight years ago), I already considered myself old. Was I insulting myself for thinking so?
Dan Embree: My old friend Xi was still talking about that chocolate cake at Mar-a-lago, the same night I bombed Iran or one of those places.
Irene Monroe: In Brazile’s inimitable no-holds-barred fashion she further asserts that “three titanic egos – Barack, Hillary, and Debbie – stripped the party to a shell for their own purposes.”
Jack Rothman: It stands to reason that a greed-based model emphasizing maximum profit accumulation as a philosophical value, together with dog-eat-dog competition, inevitably will cause an amassing of social ills.