Jack Rothman: The survey’s most revealing finding to me was that there are ways of coalescing progressives in addition to mobilizing around issues, electoral campaigns, or other ideologically-tinged initiatives that too often create conflict and fracture relationships.
Steve Hochstadt: Conservative propagandists use various media to tell stories about America and the world that they know are not true.
Marc Cooper: As of tonight, Trump is absolutely and officially an un-indicted criminal conspirator in a move to influence the 2016 election. NOBODY survives that. And there is plenty more to come.
Tom Hastings: I am sickened by Putin and his murderous ways—killing journalists, arresting gays, defending chemical weapons-user Bashir al-Assad, etc.—but Trump loves a strongman.
Mel Gurtov: Trump has made perfectly clear that democracy, including respect for human rights and accountable, transparent government, is irrelevant to friendship with America.
Angela Harris: Now, still chanting their iconic slogan, the Wallers of Shame have now produced the Cages of Hate—not for locking up Hillary, but for interning small children, tearing them from their parents and treating them worse than dogs.
Robert Reich: At the Helsinki summit, Russia agreed to nothing. But Trump gave away the store, even casting doubt on Russia’s collusion in the 2016 election in the face of the conclusions of America’s own intelligence agencies.
Mack Green: Closer examination of tribalism and its proneness for manipulation by aberrant political leaders and ideologues, particularly in the new age of media technology and evolving artificial intelligence, reveals that we are within a sociopolitical landscape unknown to history.
Johnny Townsend: Giving up the infighting only and always means progressives must let moderates control the discussion. It never means they’ll choose a bolder platform.
Tom Hall: Now that we have a president who is working hard to define it as the party of the most ignorant, most selfish, and mostly aging and dying-off old white people, progressives complain.
John Peeler: Trump’s most ardent supporters sincerely believe he is the greatest president ever, while most of the rest of us think of him as a danger to the republic. It is increasingly clear that he is neither: he is a clown.
Murray Polner: Now I ask myself how is it that Canada has not gone the way of Trumpism and his white working and lower middle class xenophobes.
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