John Peeler: Civil rights for blacks, equal rights for women, challenged the unexamined values of the white working class, as exemplified by Archie Bunker. The reaction was ferocious, and it made the Republican Party the tribune of the white working class.
Berry Craig: While other presidents—okay maybe not George Washington—have stretched the truth from time to time, Trump is the Great Prevaricator.
WJ Astore: Orwell was rightly skeptical of technological “miracles” like electricity that were sold as mitigating fundamental inequalities such as access to healthy food and warm and adequate housing.
The nonstop soap opera that is a Republican monopoly over the legislative and executive branches unable to get out of its own way only adds fuel to the fire, while at the same time exacerbating further anger and frustration.
Kathleen Wallace: What is the true difference between being shot at a ball game, shot by a drone from the air, or knifed in a restaurant? A rubber stamp of approval by a government?
Murray Polner: Even people like Colin Kaepernick, Curt Schilling, Curt Flood, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, et.al. should be free to say what they want and still be able to find work at their trade and mean it.
Berry Craig: Almost every day offers more proof—as if proof were needed—that the emperor in the White House has no clothes. He’s “naked (pronounced ‘nekked,’) as a jaybird,” as we Kentuckians say.
Robert Reich: “I don’t need this. He’s a selfish, greedy, narcissistic, fascistic, unhinged, bigot. And to think he’s running this great country makes me want to puke.”
Jaime O’Neill: Now, after five miserable and truly mad months of Trump’s mismanagement, and despite a burgeoning record of lies that couldn’t be more obvious, this most preposterous POTUS continues to enjoy the largely unwavering support of his “base,” a group Hillary Clinton labeled as “deplorables,” but are beginning to seem even more gullible than they are deplorable.
Tom Hall: Donald and Melania Trump visited Medstar Washington Hospital, and gave Crystal Griner a bouquet of flowers. Then they returned to the White House, so Donald could work on legislation ensuring that more people in America have access to guns.
Joseph Palermo: Other than a hatred for Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, public school teachers, government employees, and Barack Hussein Obama, the Tea Party had little to offer as far as any “vision” for the future.
Ed Rampell: Washington’s response to the shooting of Scalise and three others was just as predictable as the House Majority Whip’s “pro-gun” and “family values” record—discussing more security for members of Congress.
Ted Vaill: The Republicans in the House are resisting starting impeachment proceedings, dragging their feet outrageously to avoid having the entire Republican Party collapse in a huge 2018 wave election defeat.