Steve Hochstadt: Republicans have made taxes into enemy #1 of Americans. But the policies they propose mainly help the wealthy. They always attack the income tax, the most progressive tax.
Frank Fear: For years I assumed that higher education valued social responsibility in athletic administration. But universities pay primary attention to winning, branding/marketing, and finances. Social responsibility is often relegated to the undercard.
One of my history-minded friends has a long-range political view summed up in three words: Liberals always win. Battles may be ferocious and seem endless, he says, but they finally bring progressive victories. Liberals Are the Future
Marguerite Renner: Jane Mayer’s ‘Dark Money’ details efforts of the Koch Brothers to buy control of the American political system. Democracy Under Fire
Bernie Sanders: At a time when so few have so much, and so many have so little, we must reject the foundations of this contemporary economy as immoral and unsustainable.
Berry Craig: I’ve never heard anybody call a “fart” a “trump” in my neck of the Bluegrass State woods. Nonetheless, count me in for transplanting “trump” from Old World to New. Trump Means Fart
Walter Moss: When I hear mention of any Trump tower and hear strident political-campaign accusations, I think rather of a different tower, the Tower of Babel, whose building the Bible says led God to confound the builders’ language so that they could no longer understand one another.
Ron Briley: While a repeat of the 1968 Chicago convention does not seem likely, the Republican Party establishment’s plan to deny Trump the nomination through a brokered convention has provoked assertions by the businessman that his supporters would riot and might trigger a third party candidacy by Trump that would splinter the party.
Murray Polner: Discrediting the Red Scare: The Cold War Trials of James Kutcher, The Legless Veteran reminds us that Kutcher fiercely resisted the government, and finally won his battle. socialist worker party
Frank Fear: The Powell Manifesto tells us—in bold terms—how important it is to frame the essence of a movement and, then, to sustain political action over an extended period of time.
Michael Hertz: There are thousands of rules and rulings that make life difficult for our citizens, and there should be a place where the citizens can go and get informal assistance in dealing with such problems.
Charles Hayes: If we dig deep in psychology, what the evidence suggests is that, on many levels and in many different ways, we human beings are engaged consciously and subconsciously in trying to do things that are meaningful. Life Purpose
Steve Crandall: Just think about a Trump or Cruz presidency for a minute and then consider what it would be like to roll back time prior to Roosevelt’s New Deal because that is what they want to do.