Peter Dreier: Donald Trump’s vision of America clashes sharply with the original intent behind the Pledge of Allegiance, penned during the Gilded Age to promote equity, tolerance, and progressive ideals.
Karen Wolfe: There are still LAUSD schools helping young people “engage in the argument” by restricting the free speech rights of students.
Steve Hochstadt: Both sides argued that history should not be erased, but disagreed about which history ought to be respected: the more recent and still existing Palace of the Republic or the more distant and now only imaginary City Palace.
Laura Finley: Americans want their athletes, especially those on the new plantations that are our football fields, to do as they’re told. Just stay in your place and all will be fine.
Ron Briley: Just as during the Vietnam War, dissenters, such as Kaepernick, are greeted with the simplistic refrain of love it or leave it. There is no room for free speech or debate in a nationalistic environment that unquestionably embraces American exceptionalism.
the end of the war, about 90% of Warsaw’s buildings had been demolished and most of its population murdered, significantly greater destruction than was caused by the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Lila Garrett: Now when he chose to throw down the gauntlet of his revolution…excuse me OUR REVOLUTION… he remained silent on the item that takes more than half of our country’s money and most of its morality.
Michael Hertz: I talked to a very low-level person volunteer who said that he thought that this would be a good idea but he would have to talk to the higher ups. The higher ups never called me back, and so far as I know, there wasn’t a really good sharing system ever set up.
Rivera Sun: If our cars fatally malfunctioned as often as police officers shoot citizens, there would be a massive recall, pulling vehicles off the road, overhauling the engineering design, firing culpable employees, and paying out settlements to consumers for injuries and deaths of family members.
Joe Mathews: Donald Trump is the epitome of constant bragging about inflated success, but we’re all guilty, especially in California.
Scott Prosterman: Despite a careful application of charm and sales theory, I didn’t get past the gatekeeper. I’m still waiting to hear back from Senator Al Franken and Sara Silverman, not the one from Memphis, but THE Sara Silverman.
Lila Garrett: Maybe you’re trying to trivialize the random killing and plunder taking place in the real world. Or maybe you’re just hoping to distract us from it.
Michael Hertz: Sanders plans to support at least 100 candidates running for a wide range of public offices—from local school boards to Congress—at least through the 2016 elections.