Glen Ford: Bolton was a doomsday weapon with a moustache, primed to blow all of us to dust. His replacement in the Trump White House will likely not be much better, but literally no one could be worse.
Joseph Palermo: The level of corruption and abuses of power of the Trump regime are so pervasive and so persistent if this president doesn’t deserve to be impeached then what the fuck was the impeachment of Clinton all about?
Steve Hochstadt: We all might soon forget this saga of Dorian and Alabama when the next outrage emerges, but its details display the character of our current government.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The firing of Bolton is an opportunity for Trump to make a major course correction on foreign policy as the 2020 election heats up.
Jeremy Toback: The fundamental problem with Warren is that she begins with the neoliberal assumption that one can prioritize markets and business, while still serving the public good with the right set of incentives and regulations.
Kathleen Wallace: You can look at any of the enormous societal problems currently plaguing the US and the world, really, as an extension of short-sided self-interest. A rising tide will sink all of us, thanks to the pesky melt-a-thon we are experiencing.
Joseph Palermo: Pundits at MSNBC, the Daily Kos, and other liberal media outlets say they fear that if the Democrats nominate a true progressive in 2020 they will lose.
Leslie Gregory and Tom H. Hastings: The sanctity and sovereignty of the family is the default setting and, without physical abuse, a legal intervention is not really likely–and any other intervention might be angrily rejected as “who are you to tell me how to parent my child?!”
Rivera Sun: Some important aspects of struggle – such as organizational infrastructure, widespread training programs, acts of noncooperation, and covert resistance – tend not to be as visible to people from the outside. Studying nonviolent movements helps to illuminate these aspects beyond what we see in the news.
Ralph E. Shaffer: Let’s buy one of those Channel Islands and settle the Free Spirit homeless out there. We shouldn’t even have to spend a dollar of LAHSA’s annual $400 million.
Michael T. Hertz: I’ve been interested in carsharing since my father introduced me to the concept in the 1950s. My father’s idea was to have all cars owned by the government, with all citizens allowed to rent the cars.
t is summer, I’m a teacher, nearly unpaid, and have the gift of prep time for fall classes. I’m also being indulgent and reading a bit for enjoyment, currently Becoming, the Michelle Obama memoir. This is a moving story, not the least reason for that being the aching sense of what we lost in the […]
Rev. Irene Monroe: One of the lingering impacts of 250 years of slavery followed by 90 years of Jim Crow and then 60 years of “separate but equal” is a seismic wealth gap between white and black Americans.