Dahlia Ferlito: Time after time, we see this pattern of law enforcement justifying reckless murder with character assassination, dehumanization, and the promotion of centuries-old racist ideas of Black criminality and violence, ultimately laying the groundwork for justification of Black death.
Joseph Palermo: She alone knows the truth: Trump is sincere and trustworthy and anyone doubting him, no matter the evidence or proof that he isn’t, is a self-serving liar.
Tad Daley: During the darkest days of the Second World War, teenage Harris Wofford founded a nationwide youth movement which proclaimed that after the end of that war the human race could abolish war, by creating a “United States of the World.”
Matthew Johnson: I don’t see the utility in waiting if there is no guarantee the public will ever see Mueller’s findings—thus averting further outrage that could force the hand of Senate Republicans.
Rich Procida: Northam’s years of public service, the policies he has promoted and opposed, and the way he has governed tell us more about the man he is today than does a photograph from thirty-five years ago.
Lance Simmens: “He has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.”
Steve Hochstadt: Two-thirds of millennials do not know what Auschwitz was; half cannot name one concentration camp; about 40% believe that fewer than 2 million Jews were murdered; 20% are not sure if they have ever heard of the Holocaust.
Walter Moss: If things are more out of control than previously, how did we get in such a mess? Main answer: Our inability to wisely manage accelerating technological changes.
Bill Blum: All Americans, including slime-balls, are entitled to the full panoply of liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
Kathleen Wallace: Gen X in many ways exemplifies the greed of the Boomers (look what age group encompasses the current Silicon Valley parasites) and the terrifying crisis of purpose that Millennials are known for. In short, we are maybe the worst of both worlds.
Steve Hochstadt: My brother and I have puzzled over many of our parents’ ideas since they died. But I don’t think that their fondness for the Dodgers was about success. Although they never talked about it, I believe race was at the heart of their preference.
Daniel Lictenstein-Boris: Step into their shoes. Feel what it was like, in the 24 hours before the shutdown ended, to be torn between a duty to serve the public, and to the survival of one’s own family.
Vijay Prashad: The open door between government and corporations diminishes whatever limited independence the U.S. government had from the demands and needs of large monopoly firms.