Christina Leimer: To recruit, these groups look for vulnerable people, people who feel lost, who are looking for belonging, something to be part of, and for meaning and purpose.
Frank Fear: Because the sector survives on philanthropy, charitable donations are lingua franca. But money—a means to serve the public good—all too often becomes an end.
Steve Hochstadt: If there was a shred of truth to Trump’s story of Democratic skullduggery, Republicans and their media allies would broadcast it from here to November.
Berry Craig: It’s hardly a secret that Trump has dictator envy. Kim “speaks and his people sit up at attention,” the president said with seeming wistfulness. “I want my people to do the same.”
John Peeler: The historian Jon Meacham proposes to help us deal with the dark times confronting the national polity by showing us prior instances when dark forces seemed to prevail.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes: When Bobby began to rail against the evil of defrauding workers of their wages, I took a deep breath. Did Bobby know that words like this could get a dissident arrested and tortured?
Walter Moss: Trump’s vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s uninterested in finding out.
Steve Early: As good organizers know, devising better ways for members of a group to meet, interact and accomplish more together is a key part of their job.
Frank Fear: It didn’t take long for me to appreciate Bourdain’s uniqueness. I concluded he was to popular culture what Bernie was to politics—a Progressive without peer.
Frank Fear: Bottom line, Mr. Trump, is that you’ve jumped on the League and NFL players for political reasons. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Joseph Palermo: Could this really be happening? New York Senator Robert Francis Kennedy, the younger brother of the slain President John F. Kennedy, suffering a similar fate?
Frank Fear: To refer to the “Trump Administration,” although literally accurate, normalizes what Trump and his crowd are doing—subverting democracy and its related norms, systems, and institutions.
John Peeler: We are left to ask, in light of his repeated assertions of innocence, why he has so obsessively criticized and undermined the Mueller investigation.