Richard Wolff: Revulsion is building towards the smokescreens of hypocrisy, racism, and nationalism barely masking capitalism’s ongoing failure to provide the jobs and incomes people need
John Peeler: If you believe that this country was great back when it was for white folks and blacks knew their place, black lives don’t matter.
Lance Simmens: Donald Trump acts as though he has much to hide, like a dog who has despoiled the carpet and betrays any innocence by tucking his tail between his legs, pinning his ears back, and skulking around with his head down.
WJ Astore: Russia doesn’t matter to Trump. Indeed, America doesn’t matter to Trump. With Trump, it’s really all about him.
Berry Craig: Putin must have the goods on Trump, critics claim—goods so bad that if Putin ratted Trump out, the president would end up impeached for criminal misdeeds or treason or even go to prison.
WJ Astore: The idea of the races of man and the “scientific” ordering of the same was debunked a century ago, yet it’s back with a vengeance in much of the U.S.
Lance Simmens: One-party government where party power takes precedence and prominence over nation building, both from a societal and a physical infrastructure perspective, has overtaken our collective consciousness.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Perhaps not unexpectedly, the mapping project shows that some few neighborhoods—mostly heavily Black and Brown ones—account for huge percentages of L.A. County’s nearly billion-dollar jail budget.
Tom Hastings: Don’t dare compare? We must. The Nazi rise in Germany only happened because ‘good’ Germans kept their heads down and enjoyed the relief from the starvation and extreme poverty of the 1920s that Hitler brought them.
Anastasia Bernoulli: We have a maiden-mother-crone situation in our current research, and I don’t know that I have seen anything so beautiful in this entire profession.
Doris Wolz-Cohen: A leader who is an enemy of nature is still cared for by nature and can pull the rest of us away from playing “this living music.”
Bill Blum: The issue of Trump’s fascism has finally reached center stage in the U.S., sparked by the administration’s shameful treatment of Central American refugees and its Gestapo-like “zero tolerance” policy on unauthorized border crossings.
Lance Simmens: Rampant politicization of the three branches of government fueled by a charismatic leader more likely to be compared to Hitler or Mussolini than Lincoln or Roosevelt is threatening to irreparably split the nation in two