Lawrence Wittner: in August 1945, the rulers of the great powers took a great leap forward with their development―and immediate use―of a new, advanced implement for mass destruction: nuclear weapons.
Mel Gurtov: Today, dancing with dictators is again in fashion, but now for personal no less than for political or economic gain. It’s time to ditch these regimes, along with their DC lobbyists and other supporters.
Lance Simmens: Kids were merely attending school, beginning of the school day but one day from the end of the school week, I am sure chattering about plans for the weekend, maybe even talking of plans for the upcoming holiday season, just going about their daily routines.
Margaret Kimberly: The people have been beaten down by economic predation and propaganda from the corporate media and their friends in the political party duopoly.
Ted Rall: Now more than ever, we need a reality check. Electoral politics has no space whatsoever for the real, actual left. Corporate journalistic outlets employ no actual leftists. There is no organized left in the United States.
Tom Engelhardt: Who could have imagined that, no matter how he insulted them, the “fake news media” would focus on him and him alone, assigning reporters to cover him in hordes that had been inconceivable in the pre-rabbit-hole history of journalism? I
Berry Craig: Best-case scenario: The president is a pathological liar who repeatedly utters falsehoods that no one who does not work at Fox News could possibly believe.
Robert Reich: There are no longer “moderates.” There’s no longer a “center.” The most powerful force in American politics today is anti-establishment fury at a rigged system.
Glen Ford: When Martin Luther King was assassinated, Conyers quickly put forward a bill to make the martyred leader’s birthday a national holiday.
Steve Hochstadt: They are powerful and clever, but we can stop them. We cannot wait for others to defeat them, we must take action now.
WJ Astore: People who reach the highest levels of government do so by being risk-averse. Their goal is never to screw up in a major way. This mentality breeds cautiousness, mediocrity, and buck-passing. (I saw the same in my 20 years in the U.S. military.)
H. Scott Prosterman: Trump’s rabble rousing against all immigrants directs much of its focus on Jews for the historical alliance with black people dating to the Civil Rights Movement, Jewish support of immigration-welfare groups, and the growing opposition to Trump among Jews.
Lance Simmens: The greatest travesty of the myriad injustices Trump has inflicted upon our nation lies in his eagerness to exploit division through tactics of diversion, denial, delusion, deceit, deception, and obfuscation.