Steve Crandall: Just think about a Trump or Cruz presidency for a minute and then consider what it would be like to roll back time prior to Roosevelt’s New Deal because that is what they want to do.
Walter Moss: Is it any wonder that I remember fondly a time when our problems seemed more fixable and the Kennedy brothers offered us more hope?
Frank Fear: The fight to make America Progressive again is going to take millions and millions of people wanting change—for different reasons and at various depths.
Jeremy Kuzmarov: As the Sanders campaign surges forward, we should remember the many Americans persecuted for promoting the ideals that Sanders is helping to legitimize and which may be slowly losing their stigma, especially among younger generations.
Tina Dupuy: He says he doesn’t want Trump to have the nuclear codes. When he mentions “the wall” he punctuates it with the word “moron.”
Alvaro Huerta: Doesn’t the GOP’s lack of love or respect for our neighbors—both outside and inside of our borders—represent a violation of Christian values? It makes no sense to me. Yet, what do I know, I’m an atheist. Republican Christian Values
Tina Dupuy: For the last seven years these hysterics have developed their own rhythm: Widespread panic over Obama’s alleged extremism, followed by calmer voices saying a beloved white president did the same thing, then the whole episode evolving into dog whistles for a bloc resenting “political correctness.”
Gary Corseri: Looking back on the US Empire and the Vietnam War—which ultimately took his own son’s life—Secretary of Defense McNamara attributed his own stupidity to the “fog of war.” I would rather call it “asininity.”
Nicole Ozer: Last year, the privacy and free speech mistakes of tech companies led to tons of embarrassing and costly stories.
Cody Foster: An Ex President Obama may find retirement more fruitful if he returns to his roots as a community organizer. Perhaps he will recreate a grassroots movement of the kind that turned out to elect him in 2008 and rally such energy behind a progressive agenda.
Robert C. Koehler: I must ask, in light of the words of Martin Luther King, what kind of democracy is too terrified, and too cowardly, to examine its own soul and reach toward values that are bigger than its short-term interests? American Soul
Ramziya Zaripova: Years of friendship and partnership between Turkey and Russia are forgotten, as if Erdogan never came last September to Moscow to open a new mosque or as if Putin has never shaken hands with Erdogan.
Steve Hochstadt: The Constitution-quoting, Bible-toting band at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was treated with exactly the diffidence and conflict avoidance that they criticize government for.