William J. Astore: Extremism in the pursuit of your own selfish definition of “liberty” can indeed be a vice, America. We need to reject a black/white, love/hate, on/off, Manichean view of each other and the world.
Anne Marie Codur: It is now plainly and painfully obvious that the broken monstrous soul of Lord Voldemort has incarnated itself in an orange looking pathetic wizard named Trump
Brian Biery: Nothing will change unless folks carve out a couple hours a week from their busy modern lives to work on making the country a better place to live.
Steve Hochstadt: Sitting on the beach this fall was a good escape from our awful electoral politics. But politics also affects our little beach in ways which demonstrate how American politics really works.
Jaime O’Neill: He’s a man who spends more on the maintenance of his hair than most people spend on rent, so it’s certain he’s had much experience with eating leftovers, or taking out the trash, or using a plunger to free up a clogged toilet.
Paul Haeder: So, how can it be that this slob of a person makes fun of a reporter, there, in the audience, and not one person or group of persons shouts the idiot down, or corrals him, forces him to slobber on the spot his moral anorexic shit?
William J. Astore: In the name of defeating radical Islamic terrorism, we’ve become more repressive, even within the USA itself. Obedience and conformity are embraced instead of individualism and liberty.
Robert Koehler: If Trump, instead, is the reincarnation of Bull Connor, someone who makes a dark, hidden ugliness suddenly clear to the public at large, then his rise to power may be the harbinger of profound, positive change.
Berry Craig: “Whoever was dropping the leaflets came back over the Memorial Day weekend. This time they had an anti-LGBT message. They left them again in driveways and on stoops.”
Walter Brasch: Obama’s first campaign and his two terms, the conservative hard core declared, “Not our president.” Hopefully the liberals will not similarly respond and support the President.
Rachel Bruhnke: Fidel, history has absolved you. You left a country that is a beacon of resistance and hope and humanity that, despite the Empire’s blockade, too many of us have seen with our own eyes…and the cat, as they say, is out of the bag…:)
William J. Astore: Under socialism and other free-thinking systems of the Roaring Twenties and Depressed Thirties, there was faith in workers, specifically in educated workers, as representing the future of a better, a more just, a fairer America.
Randy Shaw: The most urban-oriented President to take office since John Kennedy or perhaps Teddy Roosevelt delivered surprising little to the struggling residents of America’s cities.