Sandra Bass: Although my family had left long before I was born, the South permeated our home. It hung heavy in the air on Thanksgiving when the stink of chitterlings would linger long, long, long, after they were cooked and eaten.
Richard Grieman: The Macron government’s real answer to public opposition posed by the Yellow Vests has been brutally stark: slander, violent repression and strict new laws limiting the right to demonstrate
Ted Rall: Even ardent defenders of meritocracism concede that it only rewards the values, habits and personality traits the system wants to encourage.
Bill Blum: While it’s too early to conclude, in the strict legal sense, that Barr is covering up Mueller’s findings, it’s also irresponsible to dismiss such a possibility.
Norman Solomon: There’s no getting around the fact that Lee’s vote in committee last week made it possible for a budget bill that further bloats the Pentagon’s spending to reach the House floor.
Alvaro Huerta: When I shockingly learned of the proposed name change of MEChA at the MEChA National Conference 2019 at UCLA (March 29 – 31, 2019), I didn’t know whether to cry or yell.
Lance Simmens: To merely ascribe to Trump the attributes of a con man is to underestimate the calculating and devious nature of his being.
Bill Blum: For those reading the tea leaves from today’s proceedings, it looks as though the court is poised to uphold the authority of lawmakers to gerrymander to their heart’s content.
Frank Fear: Swift and meaningful action would be taken at any college or university if a professor or staff member engaged in that kind of behavior with an undergraduate student. It just isn’t tolerated in higher ed … except, it seems, in big-time college sports.
Robert Reich: The real danger is that as attention inevitably turns to the 2020 campaign, controversy over the report will obscure the far more basic issues of Trump’s competence and character.
Walter Moss: Lincoln and FDR understood that to reach people, to motivate them, to win them over, a president had to appeal to their emotions, and storytelling was one way of doing so.
Robert Koehler: The world is organized the way it is right now thanks to Europe’s nearly 500 years of invasion, conquest and colonization.
Bruce Lerro: Through break-ups, aggravation with socialist organizations and financial insecurity I have never lost the feeling that there is nothing like sitting in my library reading while listening to classical music and drinking a cup of coffee.