Robert Borosage: The next movement waves—climate change, student debt, protests against systemic inequality and brutal policing—will continue to shake the establishment.
Mark Naison: Though some people died, others burned themselves out, and families fractured, the nation survived and we stumbled on without our political system collapsing.
Larry Wines: I’m from Eastern Europe, so ollie-ollie-oxen-free, Ollie, and there won’t be any more Stan to claim it’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into because Donald never admits to getting into a mess.
Larry Wines: That endless roll of statistics that distills human carnage into numbers has a new line in the compilation, as anonymous as traffic highway deaths, as impersonal as any numbers too big to associate with individual human persons who are suddenly dead.
Charles Hayes: Inevitably there are many things we have to take on faith because there are times when even science has to create cranes that rest on skyhook assumptions.
David Leon: Even though students walk away from small liberal arts colleges equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to shake things up, challenge the status quo, and foment meaningful social change, few actually do.
Rob Kall: To become fully human, as millions of years of evolution shaped humanity, we must expose children to the environmental stimuli, to ancestral parenting, in order for those hundreds of neurobiological epigenetic potentials to fully bloom.
Yale R Magrass: Today, like in the 1960/70s, America is experiencing a Weimar-like polarization as the gap between the 1% and 99% approaches an unprecedented high.
Robert Reich: Exclusive patriotism tells us to fear foreign terrorists in our midst — even though almost every terrorist attack since 9/11 has been perpetrated by American citizens or holders of green cards living here for a decade or more.
Scot Nakagawa: Both the Brexit Vote and Trumpism demonstrate that there is a deep cultural fault line that runs through the the western world that is defined by identity and primarily by race and ethnicity.
Jack Rothman: The Sanders phenomenon is different and unique; it’s a hybrid of an electoral party campaign and popular insurrection, intertwined. That makes it hard to figure out and slippery to prognosticate about.
Lawrence Rosenthal: There is an irony in this referendum having stamped the British future so heavily. It is disproportionately the work of an older generation that will not have to live with its long-term consequences.
Joseph Palermo: Trump’s long association with Cohn, who was as shameless as Trump in his self-aggrandizement and arrogance, and so abused the legal profession that New York disbarred him, stands as one more indicator that Trump is unfit to serve in any public capacity, especially U.S. president.