Steve Hochstadt: 2018 was a pretty good year for normal working Americans, because the economic number that matters most, the minimum wage, is heading upwards.
Aimee Allison: This squad of bold women of color is arriving in the nation’s capital on the people’s steam, not on the coattails of establishment Democrats.
John Peeler: Confronted with the threat that his base would abandon him if he failed to Build the Wall, Trump (in Mark Shields’ memorable words) “folded like a $2.00 suitcase.”
Berry Craig: In white-folks-MAGA-land, Tlaib had three strikes against her to start with: She’s a woman of color, a Muslim and a liberal Democrat.
Ted Rall: Since the 1970s corporate efficiency experts have burdened American consumers with a constantly expanding galaxy of tasks that businesses used to perform for them: “shadow work”—labor imposed on you that you’re not conscious of.
Charles Jaco: 2019 will be the year that determines whether the rule of law and the Constitution are strong enough to boot an unstable criminal from office
Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman: The environmental policy centerpiece of the incoming Democratic House of Representatives has ignited tremendous grassroots enthusiasm.
Lance Simmens: We are currently on the wrong path. We must not adhere to the doctrine of America first, but instead allow humanity, compassion and empathy to spearhead America’s leadership doctrine.
Walter G. Moss: An emphasis on moral education, if the right type of morality is taught, is not far from the wishes of the Founding Fathers.
Kevin B. Anderson: Not since the near revolution of 1968 has France—or any of the so-called Western capitalist countries—witnessed anything like this, a massive, spontaneous, nationwide series of militant demonstrations that not only gained majority support, but also managed to block some crucial parts of the economy.
Johnny Townsend: “In the past twenty years, I’ve waited at bus stops at least an hour and a half every day. Do the math. That means I’ve spent more than an entire year just waiting for the bus.”
Frank Fear: Today, the nonprofit sector is an industry, more akin to corporate America than to ‘the cause work’ that typified the sector when I started my career in the 1970s. It’s a business today, plain and simple.
Ed Rampell: MSM’s non-stop hagiography of the one term 41st president suggested those lines from “Home On the Range”: “Where seldom is heard a discouraging word. And the skies are not cloudy all day.”