Richard Latham: The Clark shooting is sad, and repeated too often. But under AB 392 the officers involved would be judged by facts that were not available to them in the moment.
Rosemary Jenkins: I have always been saddened by how much we support banana republics and oppose those nations whose policies really are supported by and benefitting the rank-and-file citizen.
Angela Gardner: You need to take the next step and run candidates for LA County and other local elections from school board, city councils, state legislators to contest elected officials like Jackie Lacey.
Craig Hodester: 20 years ago when I was teaching in a public high school the evangelicals had taken over the school board and their first order of business was to see to it that every classroom was required to have an “In God We Trust” poster on the wall.
Joe Weinstein: For the most part, as a recent analysis has pointed out, Trump has simply exploited the powers that past Congresses idiotically put into the hands of the Presidency.
Harvey Bernstein: We must not wait another two years on the assumption that right-wingers will allow themselves to be voted out of office.
From public perceptions, to directorial decision making, the one person who does not get a say in the way they are viewed, is the veteran.
I do think that labeling Trump the AntiChrist is useful, because it puts the heat on the fake Christians who run the country.
Robert Winn: The Democrats are still the strong party of the two-party system as the Republicans keep trending toward the final stages of the weak opposition parties that preceded them
Larry Wines: I believe Pelosi’s opposition guarantees that young independent voters who flocked to Bernie Sanders in 2016 will remain independents, with renewed disgust at the Corporate Democratic Establishment.
We are destroying our public schools with reckless privatizing by Betsy DeVos diverting funds to private institutions.
Tom Hall: As much as politics, our national race problem continues to be driven by economics and by social beliefs and conventions. Similar factors drive our continuing national problems with gender issues.
Joe Mitchell: The thing I can never get my head around is how these people think they got any spoils? Most of them that harbor this belief are at the bottom of the economic ladder.