Joe Mathews: Donald Trump is the epitome of constant bragging about inflated success, but we’re all guilty, especially in California.
Scott Prosterman: Despite a careful application of charm and sales theory, I didn’t get past the gatekeeper. I’m still waiting to hear back from Senator Al Franken and Sara Silverman, not the one from Memphis, but THE Sara Silverman.
Lila Garrett: Maybe you’re trying to trivialize the random killing and plunder taking place in the real world. Or maybe you’re just hoping to distract us from it.
Michael Hertz: Sanders plans to support at least 100 candidates running for a wide range of public offices—from local school boards to Congress—at least through the 2016 elections.
Steve Hochstadt: I grew up on streets where nearly every house had kids, ready to join Cub Scouts, play ball, and walk to school. Crime was throwing snowballs at passing cars. At our reunion, we all marveled at how easy it was to grow up in Carle Place.
Robert Borosage: The next movement waves—climate change, student debt, protests against systemic inequality and brutal policing—will continue to shake the establishment.
Mark Naison: Though some people died, others burned themselves out, and families fractured, the nation survived and we stumbled on without our political system collapsing.
Larry Wines: I’m from Eastern Europe, so ollie-ollie-oxen-free, Ollie, and there won’t be any more Stan to claim it’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into because Donald never admits to getting into a mess.
Larry Wines: That endless roll of statistics that distills human carnage into numbers has a new line in the compilation, as anonymous as traffic highway deaths, as impersonal as any numbers too big to associate with individual human persons who are suddenly dead.
Charles Hayes: Inevitably there are many things we have to take on faith because there are times when even science has to create cranes that rest on skyhook assumptions.
David Leon: Even though students walk away from small liberal arts colleges equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to shake things up, challenge the status quo, and foment meaningful social change, few actually do.
Rob Kall: To become fully human, as millions of years of evolution shaped humanity, we must expose children to the environmental stimuli, to ancestral parenting, in order for those hundreds of neurobiological epigenetic potentials to fully bloom.
Yale R Magrass: Today, like in the 1960/70s, America is experiencing a Weimar-like polarization as the gap between the 1% and 99% approaches an unprecedented high.