Walter G. Moss: In a Boston speech a century and a half ago, Douglass insisted that “our greatness and grandeur will be found in the faithful application of the principle of perfect civil equality to the people of all races and of all creeds, and to men of no creeds.”
Ralph E. Shaffer: Send Us Back to the good old days when our government actively fought for progress in improving the environment, advancing civil rights, protecting women, and diplomatically resolving international issues. Yes, Send Us Back.
Robert M. Nelson: Curiously, this democratic socialist concept of NASA had its origins under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower.
Ted Rall: When 72% of your party’s voters are progressives and you’re not progressive yourself, you have to step gingerly if you want to avoid a revolt that topples you from power.
Lance Simmens: Trump’s ill-tempered bluster and saber-rattling bravado, ironically built around narcissism and cowardice is full evidence of a temperamental and intellectual immaturity befitting a very young and very, very spoiled child.
Ted Rall: Liberals and leftists identify many of the same problems. Only leftists understand that real solutions require serious pressure on the ruling elites.
Bill Blum: An estimated $35 million was spent to fund Mueller’s work; now it’s time for ordinary Americans to hear from him under oath.
Larry Wines: For those who need it — especially the one who (we all know) does not read anything, and therefore desperately needs Reality Orientation 101 — we offer a brief chronological history of how humans came to engage in aerial warfare.
Lance Simmens: Given the success of his Svengali-like obsession and success with cultivating massive, gut-wrenching cult-like obedience and razor sharp divisions within the American society there is no guarantee that the time frame might not be longer
Judith Lewis Mernit: The price for nonparticipation could be high for communities of color, which could lose representation in the state legislature or in Congress.
John Peeler: There appears to be a high concentration of career and political personnel in this shop who are deeply enthusiastic about Trump’s anti-immigrant rants. When he says “Build the Wall,” they ask “How high?”
Larry Wines: The word “outrage” has become the political equivalent of the “f-word,” so frequently and reactively expressed that it has lost the power that words should evoke.
Lance Simmens: All the potentially adverse political calculations of moving forward only serve to highlight the Party’s impotence. Unless we stand for something the public will only conclude that we are weak and stand for nothing.