Tom Hastings: The Congressional Budget Office predicts that under Trumpcare 24 million Americans will lose health insurance, contrary to Trump’s unbelievable promise that everyone will be able to get health insurance. He lied.
Michael T. Hertz: The message delivered by Daryl Davis and Bernie Sanders is a simple one. Don’t spend your time “preaching to the choir.” Reach out beyond the group that will readily agree with you.
Paul Haeder: The foundation of my “man lost of tribe” conveyances is based on not believing in the structures and status quo of the place I hold in US society – male, now 60, denuded of agency, really, in the scheme of capitalism’s storied stories of what it is to be successful and valued in this nickel-and-dimed culture.
Walter Moss: Since Donald Trump has become the presence we can no longer ignore, writers have discovered all sorts of literary works that seem to have presaged his bursting upon us.
Larry Wines: Globally, bees are in trouble. And without bees, most food crops would not be pollinated and would not produce edible outcomes. Science knows that and has nevertheless been handed court defeats.
Bruce Lero: In political Facebook groups there is discussion about what is going on in the political economy but how much do these discussions contribute, if anything, to building socialism.
Jaime O’Neill: Bush seems to think he’s honoring the victims of his folly with these paintings, even though it’s not hard to see the marketing of the book as just another exploitation of their service, and their willingness to pay big personal prices for a war that did no discernible good at such a very high cost.
Joseph Palermo: Faculty, students, and administrators should come up with a structure where the sharing of ideas is protected without opening up the institution to being used as a punching bag for off-campus politics.
Robert Koehler: Could there be a bigger contrast — in attitude, style, comportment, philosophy? What irony that the two names are now linked in history: Donald Trump forever the successor to Barack Obama, forever the orange-haired blot on his legacy, forever the surrealistic next chapter of the American narrative.
H. Scott Prosterman: His supporters said over and over, “Give him a chance to govern.” OK, we tried that American Fascism thing for a couple of months and it’s not for us. Please give us back our democracy.
According to the White House, federal ethics rules should not apply to its employees. The Office of Government Ethics strongly disagrees with that.
Larry Wines: Our purpose can also be expressed in the resonant words of venerable American humorist and writer Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936): to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
Jacob Sugarman: The American right is rife with internal contradictions, perhaps none more pronounced than its attitude towards the mainstream media.