Walter Moss: Few of the commenters seem to realize, as some of the U. S. press does, that Trump’s foreign policies, like his domestic policies, are driven primarily by his narcissism
Mark Naison: The result was an event which moved many American observers, including TV commentators, to tears, in part because it stood in such contrast to the hatred and rage being spewed by the President and his defenders in the United States.
James Preston Allen: While sojourning through the South, I recall a stately woman with gray hair and Southern accent call it “the war between the states not, the Civil War.” I remember asking my mother about it.
Sikivu Hutchinson: “After the commencement of the Black Lives Movement, I was questioned about my commitment by several officers. Some asked, “Are you loyal to the Blue or Black?” “Are you down with Blue Lives Matter or Black Lives Matter?”
Lance Simmens: Words can help elevate one into a position of power, but once in such a position it is actions that define whether a society or a world is advanced for the betterment of all.
Frank Fear: Why should Progressives support legal sports betting? One answer is that America should—as much as is feasible—replace illegal marketplaces with legal systems to support activities associated widespread social behavior. Tax revenues—otherwise non-existent—would then be used for the public good.
Lance Simmens: What mesmerized me when I first observed conduct on the Senate floor was the extent to which civility and decorum punctuated even the most heated debate.
Lance Simmens: Trumpery is actually a word and it derives from late Middle English denoting trickery or from Old French tromperie or tromper meaning to deceive, according to the Oxford dictionary.
Steve Hochstadt: The painfully details descriptions of the lives of early English industrial workers by Marx’s collaborator Friedrich Engels led them both to see the social, economic and moral flaws in a system where some own property and others work for them for wages.
Mark Naison: Can you imagine Hitler and Mussolini spending a good portion of their week playing golf or watching Fox News? Or flying to a resort their owned every weekend?
Lance Simmens: Trump is known for many things, among them that he is a pathological liar, is relentlessly hyperbolic, projects strength through bluster, and is enamored with litigation. All of these things have the potential to torpedo his presidency, particularly in light of the deliberate efforts of the Special Counsel’s investigation.
Walter Moss: To lessen our biases, to create a less toxic political atmosphere, to further the common good, and to create a better America what we clearly need is less name-calling and more dialogue.
Richard Greeman: In the U.S. as well, a wave of spontaneous strikes by underpaid, overworked, idealistic Red State teachers backed by public opinion is making sweeping gains, and movements like #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, FightFor$15 and other post-Occupy anti-capitalist struggles of the 99% are on the rise. Is there hope for real change?