Steve Hochstadt: There is no reason to abandon the bottomless cup of Joe at uniquely American diners or to make fun of Germans for obsessively obeying pedestrian crossing signals.
Peter Dreier: Last week you Tweeted that “Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Protest PaycheckThank you for the reminder.
Robert Reich: Trump elevated his advisor Kellyanne Conway’s “Bowling Green massacre” justification for his travel ban – a massacre that she claimed the press had failed to cover, but which in fact never occurred – to a higher and vaster level of conspiracy.
Lila Garrett: Socrates or Plato or one of those wise men said, after the age of 40 a man looks like who he is. Mitch McConnell is a perfect example of that.
Lauren Steiner: In California, we can get a ban on fracking, single-payer health care, free public college and universities and more of Bernie’s platform, if progressives heed Bernie’s call to take over the Democratic party and run for office.
Paul Haeder: Speaking out, offering changes, making the work about emphasizing the client and the well being of worker and client can get us in trouble.
Robin Lakoff: We have already seen the president make illegitimate use of the events of Wednesday night to argue in favor of destroying the university, something he would undoubtedly like to do for plenty of reasons.
John LaFarge: Trump’s smug toadyism, delivered in front of the CIA’s solemn Memorial Wall, came off as simulated boot licking from an apprentice groveler-in-chief. Maybe they’ll let him live.
Rosemary Jenkins: America is further developing a concept of exceptionalism that insists to everyone that we are the best, that we are superior, and that others, therefore, are less than.
Richard J. Eskow: Only 11 days into his presidency, Donald Trump’s shtick has become as boring as it is dangerous. If a president’s only duty were to entertain his audience, Trump would already be facing impeachment.
Randy Shaw: Progressive politicians should pay a price when they betray progressive interests. And a lack of accountability has been a problem. But the attacks against Warren’s vote are far out of proportion.
onald Trump has reorganized the National Security Council – elevating his chief political strategist Steve Bannon, and demoting the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bannon will join the NSC’s principals committee, the top inter-agency group advising the President on national security. Meanwhile, the Director of National Intelligence […]
WJ Astore: Perhaps Trump will next appear before Christ on the cross to complain about how he (Trump) is being crucified in the press.