Ted Vaill: There will be no March Madness to distract us, or a concert or play that we absolutely cannot miss. We are stuck at home, wondering what to do.
Tom Hall: In the U.S., many saw the Soviet experiment as an answer to the savagery of industrial capitalism, with child labor, deadly working conditions, worker dehumanization, and total focus on monetary profit over any social costs.
David A. Love: Can we walk and chew gum at the same time, and realize that we must eliminate Trump, but also understand we must eradicate the conditions that produced Trump?
Steve Hochstadt: the willingness of more Democrats to embrace the liberal label does not mean that those who learned to hate liberals since 1984 will change their minds.
Kristin Christman: According to U.S. Code, U.S. troops’ killing of Suleimani is honorable because he’s considered responsible for killing Americans, but if Iranians were to kill his American equivalent, the CIA director, whose role in killing is not subject to evaluation, this would be reprehensible.
Trump isn’t just determined to destroy politics as usual with his incendiary rhetoric, his Twitter end runs around the media, or his authoritarian governing style. He wants to destroy politics itself, full stop.
James Preston Allen: Although Sinclair’s plan, which he called End Poverty In California or EPIC, started out as more of a social uprising with his eventual campaign to be governor, it was far more drastic than anything Sanders has yet proposed.
Jamal Rogers: I don’t have high hopes that communities like mine will get the preventive attention they need in the face of COVID-19.
Steve Hochstadt: The ubiquity of guns carried by private citizens makes the US a more dangerous place with a higher homicide rate than anywhere in the European Union. But the only guns I see on a daily basis are on TV.
Berry Craig: Trump stokes fear and resentment among his almost entirely white base, pandering to racism, sexism, misogyny, nativism, xenophobia, homophobia and religious bigotry.
Tom Hall: Are you sufficiently terrified of the Corona virus to have switched from Mexican beer to Coors? Maybe you shouldn’t touch your screen while reading this column.
Karen Greenberg: A recent sign of our eroding democratic world was on display earlier this month with the eradication of trust in the impeachment process.
Andrew Bracevich: On it goes, day in, day out, as politicians, journalists, and ordinary folk collaborate in manufacturing, propagating, and consuming a vast panoply of staged incidents, which together comprise what Americans choose to treat as the very stuff of contemporary history.