WJ Astore: Trump, if he is advancing Russian interests, is doing so indirectly. Because only one thing matters to Trump: his own interests. With Trump, it really is all about him.
Steve Hochstadt: Our policy-makers, Democrat and Republican, have been tinkering around the edges of poverty, but have not found a set of policies which can make an impact.
Thom Hartmann: America and the world have been in the midst of “great change” many times before, including during and after two world wars, but this trend toward authoritarianism has been happening uniquely since the 1980s.
Bill Blum: Trump, for his part, appears increasingly exhausted, paranoid and incoherent, not unlike Ricard Nixon in the final stages of Watergate.
Lance Simmens: While it is easy to characterize each succeeding week of this disaster that is the Trump Era as cataclysmic it is still too early to proclaim his imminent demise.
Walter G. Moss: I hope that America’s ideological opposites in Congress, on the airwaves, in cyberspace, and in the public square will learn that being faithful to a political party or a philosophical view does not preclude civility, or even friendships, with those on the other side.
John Peeler: The US and European Union (EU) encouraged the former satellites of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics (including Ukraine) to turn westward and seek membership in both NATO and the EU.
Steve Hochstadt: Trust in government fell precipitously after 1965, varying between 20% and 40% (except for a brief jump right after 9/11) until recently, hitting only 17% earlier this year. This plunge was common to both parties, all generations, blacks, whites and Hispanics.
Norman Solomon: With impeachment in the air and the remote but real possibility that Trump might not end up running for re-election, Biden’s attitude toward Pence and Republicans overall should get a closer look.
Kathleen Wallace: Trump’s been dipping his toes in the water of full-on concentration camps (first I came for the migrants, etc.) so he may have a final solution to the problem and everything can look shinier, brighter, and more like a stunning gold sharpie crossed out all the offending sites.
Glen Ford: Bolton was a doomsday weapon with a moustache, primed to blow all of us to dust. His replacement in the Trump White House will likely not be much better, but literally no one could be worse.
Joseph Palermo: The level of corruption and abuses of power of the Trump regime are so pervasive and so persistent if this president doesn’t deserve to be impeached then what the fuck was the impeachment of Clinton all about?
Steve Hochstadt: We all might soon forget this saga of Dorian and Alabama when the next outrage emerges, but its details display the character of our current government.