Richard Greeman: Within hours, the Law School attacks were all over the social networks, and student strikers, human rights groups, civil rights lawyers were busy organizing demonstrations and protests for the next day, framing it as a ‘fascist aggression.’
Berry Craig: Thomas was staying at the Memphis motel where James Earl Ray, a racist white man, murdered King with a single rifle shot fired from a nearby building. Thomas heard the gunfire, but dismissed it as a firecracker going off.
Robert Reich: A president’s most fundamental legal and moral responsibility is to uphold and protect our system of government. Donald Trump has degraded that system.
Dan Embree: Does your ego not care about the history your great-grandchildren will read? Or the videos they will watch of you making promises on Tuesday that you disavow on Thursday? Not to mention the lies on all the other days of the week?
Anastasia Bernoulli: “Responsible owner” is an arbitrary term like “good driver”. It means something completely different to each person, and we have no unified standard available to the average person for any of it.
Michael Hertz: Impeachment would be very nice, but unless the Democrats win more than a solid majority in Congress, that strategy winning is highly unlikely. The present House is unlikely to vote to impeach and the present Senate is unlikely to convict.
Kellie McElhaney: CEOs are joining the calls for tighter gun control laws in the wake of the Florida school shooting. They are telling the young leaders, “We have heard you and we will use our voice and capitalistic power towards the same end.”
Henry A. Giroux: Trump has managed to shape the cultural landscape in ways that have unleashed a poisonous public pedagogy of sensationalism, easy consumption, bigotry, fear, militarism, and distraction.
Juliaqnne Malveaux: Few names are more lauded in Black Women’s History than that of Madame CJ Walker, the woman who used herbs, hair knowledge, and a hot comb to create an empire.
John Peeler: Pretty much everyone who has tried to say no to him, or to deflect him from some of his more outlandish, less-thought-out ideas, pretty much all of them are gone.
Michael Hertz: I went to the Martin Luther King March, the Women’s March, the National School Walkout, and now the March for Our Lives. I haven’t seen as much motivation in the populace since the Vietnam War.
Robert Koehler: If the slaughter of innocent people can be folded so neatly into a phrase, “mass shooting,” allowing us to categorize one, then another, then another act of senseless carnage and file it away as recent history, then move on with our lives, might that not be a serious cause of the nothing-we-can-do-about-it syndrome gripping America?
Rivera Sun: There’s even a study out that shows that in 20 years on 2,000 different bills, we, the People, got our bills through Congress a whopping 0.0 percent of the time.