John Peeler: Republican strategists know that Pelosi is tough, experienced, and knows how Washington works. That is precisely why they have to demonize her.
Bruce Lerro: Socialists have not understood how to transform all the ingredients that go into “cooking” a religious experience and mythologize a socialist story complete with music, ritual, mythology and patron saints.
Kary Love: Trump appears to be unraveling Lincoln’s legacy by encouraging racial divides, supporting voter suppression, even discounting absentee ballots of soldiers deployed overseas in the Florida senate race, and by planning to delete birthright citizenship from the Constitution by Presidential Order.
Jessica Goodheart: “Investigations are coming — there’s no question,” says Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren. And not just investigations into Trump’s tax returns, but examinations of the harm federal agencies have been doing to America’s communities.
Charles Jaco: Trump’s authoritarian desire to control government as a means of silencing his critics is an old American tradition, but its recent incarnation began under George W. Bush, following 9/11 and leading up to the Iraq invasion.
Tom Hall: Shall we be punitive where we can? If “they did it to us” shall “we do it to them”?
Ted Rall: Considering that the right is responsible for three out of four political terrorism-related deaths, the police are failing to do their job of protecting the public from the biggest threat.
Steve Hochstadt: We make an enormous investment of time into the growth of our children. Observing my granddaughter and her parents day after day, I realize how important is patience to human life.
Harvey Wasserman: Today a caravan of desperate refugees is making its way from central America. They are fleeing a slaughterhouse of fascist murder and violence, as well as desperate poverty imposed by the relentless exploitation of imperial corporations.
Joseph Palermo: It makes no difference if his words come in the form of a tweet, or from an official White House setting, or a speech before his salivating fans at one of his Nuremberg rallies, his words, all of his words, have the power of the office of the U.S. presidency behind them.
Walter G. Moss: Both men have relied on fear to increase and solidify support. Railing about enemies all around, domestic and foreign, has been one method both men have used.
Eric A. Gordon: The insinuation is that Jews, owing to their family and business ties reaching across continents, are uniquely positioned to subvert the legitimate, wholesome national aspirations of decent, innocent, pious Christians.
WJ Astore: All these representations of the flag that you see today, especially those flag lapel pins most often seen on sportscasters and politicians, strike me as opportunistic and self-celebratory rather than respectable tributes to Old Glory.