Michael Novick: we need to embrace social distancing as a discipline, a practice of mindfulness and connectedness to other humans engaging in a similar socially-beneficial practice for the common good
WJ Astore: You can’t “spin” the virus away with false information and happy talk. And this is precisely why President Trump (and indeed many other politicians) is uniquely unqualified to handle this crisis.
Brian Biery: Feeling the pinch of decreased wages and an uncertain future, individual donors will be reticent to contribute to nonprofits.
Norman Solomon: Showing the vital importance of his national voice as a presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders has outlined some of the gluttonous corporate maneuvers now underway.
Paul Haeder: I take the path almost daily to this little cataract of waves surging in and out and pounding the volcanic rocks of this cool place along the Oregon Coast.
Berry Craig: Hitler and the Nazis didn’t just suddenly foist themselves on Germany. Their willing accomplices were many, if not a majority, of non-Jewish Germans.
Mark Green: Symptoms of this personality disorder include an excessive need for admiration, disregard for others’ feelings, an inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of entitlement.
Ed Rampell: Trump is moving in the direction of another upper class New Yorker who also became president in an era of extreme crisis. It’s time for some “bigly” Federal government action – again.
John Peeler: Faced with the imminent loss of in-school meals for needy students, as schools shut down, a local businessman and volunteers worked to make sure that those students would still get good meals.
Lance Simmens: His total incapacity to fulfill even the most basic responsibility as comforter-in-chief reflects a juvenile temperament that simply does not allow him to either set an example in times of need or refrain from lying.
Ted Vaill: There will be no March Madness to distract us, or a concert or play that we absolutely cannot miss. We are stuck at home, wondering what to do.
Tom Hall: In the U.S., many saw the Soviet experiment as an answer to the savagery of industrial capitalism, with child labor, deadly working conditions, worker dehumanization, and total focus on monetary profit over any social costs.
David A. Love: Can we walk and chew gum at the same time, and realize that we must eliminate Trump, but also understand we must eradicate the conditions that produced Trump?