Lance Simmens: Under the current leadership we as a nation have lost our ability to lead, our moral compass is damaged or maybe just simply missing, and our destructive capacity is unquestioned while our proclivity under this administration to use it should scare the hell out of any rational human being.
Anastasia Bernoulli: Each piece I published cost me the silent treatment, being deprived of sleep, and being repeatedly told that I was a horrible partner, an ignorant millennial, and pretty much the worst thing about humanity.
WJ Astore: Trump’s win—and continued tolerance of his bullying, boastful, and bellicose manner—give the lie to the decline of masculinity narrative in America. Why does it persist, then?
Richard D. Wolff: Making the transition to worker coops a central part of socialist objectives brings the reality of socialism to the immediate micro-level of every working person’s daily life on the job.
Michael T. Hertz: Can you imagine any candidate today – including Bernie Sanders – calling for a national referendum before a president could declare war?
Lance Simmens: If we do not address the current unbalance we run the risk of creating a modified form of government that is the result not of thoughtful consideration but childish recrimination.
Ted Vaill: He was such a bad boy that his father sent him off to military school when he was 13. He rose to become head of a student platoon that specialized in enforcing the strict “rules” that governed the students’ military-style conduct.
John Peeler: Trump is not so important in himself as he is as a unifying symbol for the diverse elements of the American right. It’s the focus on him that lets them all pull together.
Lance Simmens: The attendant damage of allowing the Trump administration to essentially dictate the public narrative for a solid month before stepping up to the plate is both unforgivable and may prove fatal.
Rich Procida: It should be obvious that older White Supremacists are not going to step down so that colored people can have their chance to lead. Only white progressive men are being asked to step aside.
Michael T. Hertz: At the end of the day, with staggering long phone waits and no way to email, I get the feeling that the IRS really doesn’t want to communicate with taxpayers.
Julianne Malveaux: Democracy dies when tyrants prevail, and when we have seen a prevaricator, a provocateur, a philistine, and a panderer occupy the Oval Office. Why? Because predatory capitalists gain from the elevation of a braggadocious tyrant who, while feeding their bottom line, is behaviorally uncontrollable.
Steve Hochstadt: His ability to get away with every possible form of cheating is part of his appeal, because he is cheating the establishment, the elite, the “deep state”, the “them” that is not “us”.