Janet C. Phelan: The international response to the US human rights crisis echoes similar mechanisms we see in the US. In the US there is no lack of laws and enforcement agencies. There is rather a selective failure to enforce existing laws.
Charles Jaco: It’s becoming more apparent that Mueller’s moment of reckoning for Trump, and the country, is approaching pretty fast, and that indictments, new pleas, and a final report to Congress and the Justice Department on the crimes of Donald John Trump could come out over the next few days, or weeks.
Ted Rall: Don McGahn stared into the face of the Leader of the Free World and Keeper of the Launchcodes and saw—there’s really no more precise way to put it—a lunatic.
Charles Jaco: If the true nature of America is the inevitable triumph of predatory capitalism and racial hatred, then struggle is senseless and we might as well beat feet for the Mexican or Canadian borders, or book the next flight to Lagos, Havana, or Auckland.
John Peeler: Republican strategists know that Pelosi is tough, experienced, and knows how Washington works. That is precisely why they have to demonize her.
Bruce Lerro: Socialists have not understood how to transform all the ingredients that go into “cooking” a religious experience and mythologize a socialist story complete with music, ritual, mythology and patron saints.
Kary Love: Trump appears to be unraveling Lincoln’s legacy by encouraging racial divides, supporting voter suppression, even discounting absentee ballots of soldiers deployed overseas in the Florida senate race, and by planning to delete birthright citizenship from the Constitution by Presidential Order.
Jessica Goodheart: “Investigations are coming — there’s no question,” says Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren. And not just investigations into Trump’s tax returns, but examinations of the harm federal agencies have been doing to America’s communities.
Charles Jaco: Trump’s authoritarian desire to control government as a means of silencing his critics is an old American tradition, but its recent incarnation began under George W. Bush, following 9/11 and leading up to the Iraq invasion.
Tom Hall: Shall we be punitive where we can? If “they did it to us” shall “we do it to them”?
Ted Rall: Considering that the right is responsible for three out of four political terrorism-related deaths, the police are failing to do their job of protecting the public from the biggest threat.
Steve Hochstadt: We make an enormous investment of time into the growth of our children. Observing my granddaughter and her parents day after day, I realize how important is patience to human life.
Harvey Wasserman: Today a caravan of desperate refugees is making its way from central America. They are fleeing a slaughterhouse of fascist murder and violence, as well as desperate poverty imposed by the relentless exploitation of imperial corporations.