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.”
Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman: That hate-crazed banshees like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter could scream down the White House is a reality too terrifying even for many at Fox “News.”
Bruce Lerro: If as socialists, we want people to stay with us despite all distractions of capitalist commodities, despite all the distortions or marginalization of our work, despite the repression we have to deal with, doesn’t it make sense that we try to rejuvenate socialists?
Steve Hochstadt: The idea that this season should encourage generosity, charity, joyfulness and kindness adds a public moral element to private celebrations that goes beyond Christian traditions.
Lorraine Payette: We’ve dealt with discomfort and temper tantrums, assigned numerous time-outs and whatever spankings were due when nothing else worked. You can’t bully us.
Harvey Wasserman: As Trumputin and the Saudis feast on Jamal Khashoggi, even some Republicans have been sickened by this brazen mafia hit on an established American journalist.
WJ Astore: Unemployment benefits are due to run out for 1.3 million Americans on December 28th. What are the options for those in want of a job? Are there no prisons, no workhouses? Perhaps they had best die to decrease the surplus population.
Berry Craig: By the time Big Bad Bob and his grinchy gang of “17 angry Democrats” get the goods on us, we’ll have flown the friendly skies of Aeroflot to a Black Sea beach
Harvey Wasserman: Trump used some 1300 shady real estate deals with Russian oligarchs to flip a multibillion-dollar debt and at least four bankruptcies into a cash-rich buying spree.
Matthew Johnson: Sprucing up our departed politicians, disgraced or otherwise, seems to be a nod to our most respected civil discourse values, but it’s not a favor to the truth and the whitewashing only makes it more likely to happen again.
Charles Jaco: On this National Day of Mourning for the 41st president, it’s good to remember that his kindness and decency didn’t make him immune from the racism that infects America and has become a raging epidemic in his GOP.
Harvey Wasserman: The real bottom line to the Trump trifecta of collusion, mass perjury, and fiscal felony will not require likely impeachment by a Democratic House or unlikely removal by a GOP Senate.
Andy Love: So before we get too maudlin as we look back on those less vulgar days of bipartisanship, good fellowship and the rule of law, let’s talk about Iran Contra.