WJ Astore: Suggesting the French were learning German because they couldn’t or wouldn’t fight is more than insulting: it reveals Donald Trump’s utter ignorance of history.
Tom Hastings: The Art of the Deal? Feh. The US, the people of planet Earth, and future generations have never had such a poor negotiator who puts his ego ahead of everything.
John Peeler: When Trump calls for nationalism for everyone, everywhere, he can’t be serious. What he really wants for the rest of the world is the fraudulent nationalism of Vichy France, or the South African bantustans, or Duvalier’s Haiti.
Stacy Bannerman: Women talk about gender, racial and economic justice. But anti-war messaging is still missing from the resistance movement—and there can be no justice without peace.
Jack Gil: From a diplomatic perspective, the EU must make an example of the UK so as to set a good precedent in case another country would consider to follow in Britain’s footsteps.
Jack Gil: The weight and validity of the so-called “special relationship” between America and Britain has recently been called into question, primarily due to US President Donald Trump’s populist, fiery rhetoric against immigrants and international trade
John Peeler: The values implicit in Trump’s foreign policy are, in short, economic nationalism and political authoritarianism, both essentially antithetical to the values of the American-sponsored world order of the last eighty years.
Mel Gurtov: Among the extraordinary backward steps Donald Trump is taking America, none is more shameful, than his disregard for—in fact, his calculated trampling on—human rights at home and abroad.
Tom Hastings: OK, if you are the brutal authoritarian ruler of Russia and you want more global power, what is your fantasy about your enemies in the US, Canada, and the European Union?
Lance Simmens: Even this accomplished policy/political actor has within two weeks of his appointment managed to find himself in the middle of a s@#tstorm that seems to be the trademark of the Trump administration.
RJ Eskow: Bolton has poor judgement, a mean spirit, and an intellect that’s weaker than he thinks. He spreads ethnic hatred and argues for sending others to fight and die.
Tom Hall: Nikki Haley is outraged that Iran is outraged by the U.S. policy of slaughtering thousands of Yemeni civilians, most recently by encouraging the spread of diphtheria and other diseases, while cutting off medical aid.
Mel Gurtov: We have frequent reports on how the White House has become an “adult day-care center,” where the chief job is to soften the chief executive’s bombastic pronouncements and irascible behavior.