Ron Briley: While a repeat of the 1968 Chicago convention does not seem likely, the Republican Party establishment’s plan to deny Trump the nomination through a brokered convention has provoked assertions by the businessman that his supporters would riot and might trigger a third party candidacy by Trump that would splinter the party.
Murray Polner: Discrediting the Red Scare: The Cold War Trials of James Kutcher, The Legless Veteran reminds us that Kutcher fiercely resisted the government, and finally won his battle. socialist worker party
Frank Fear: The Powell Manifesto tells us—in bold terms—how important it is to frame the essence of a movement and, then, to sustain political action over an extended period of time.
Michael Hertz: There are thousands of rules and rulings that make life difficult for our citizens, and there should be a place where the citizens can go and get informal assistance in dealing with such problems.
Charles Hayes: If we dig deep in psychology, what the evidence suggests is that, on many levels and in many different ways, we human beings are engaged consciously and subconsciously in trying to do things that are meaningful. Life Purpose
Steve Crandall: Just think about a Trump or Cruz presidency for a minute and then consider what it would be like to roll back time prior to Roosevelt’s New Deal because that is what they want to do.
Walter Moss: Is it any wonder that I remember fondly a time when our problems seemed more fixable and the Kennedy brothers offered us more hope?
Frank Fear: The fight to make America Progressive again is going to take millions and millions of people wanting change—for different reasons and at various depths.
Jeremy Kuzmarov: As the Sanders campaign surges forward, we should remember the many Americans persecuted for promoting the ideals that Sanders is helping to legitimize and which may be slowly losing their stigma, especially among younger generations.
Tina Dupuy: He says he doesn’t want Trump to have the nuclear codes. When he mentions “the wall” he punctuates it with the word “moron.”
Alvaro Huerta: Doesn’t the GOP’s lack of love or respect for our neighbors—both outside and inside of our borders—represent a violation of Christian values? It makes no sense to me. Yet, what do I know, I’m an atheist. Republican Christian Values
Tina Dupuy: For the last seven years these hysterics have developed their own rhythm: Widespread panic over Obama’s alleged extremism, followed by calmer voices saying a beloved white president did the same thing, then the whole episode evolving into dog whistles for a bloc resenting “political correctness.”
Gary Corseri: Looking back on the US Empire and the Vietnam War—which ultimately took his own son’s life—Secretary of Defense McNamara attributed his own stupidity to the “fog of war.” I would rather call it “asininity.”