Walter G. Moss: Trump is preaching recklessness and selling the idea that coronavirus pessimists are engaged in a plot against him. This is not normal partisanship. It is not normal, period.
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Adam Hochschild: Though few remember it today, exactly 100 years ago, this country’s media was laboring under the kind of official censorship that would undoubtedly thrill both Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo.
Tom Engelhardt: More than three years later, I’m officially bored with the man who has surely gotten more attention, more words spoken and written about him, than anyone in history
Jeff Cohen: The worry here is not that Sanders will lose, but that he will win. And proceed to transform the Democratic Party. And presumably the country.
Grace Aaron: Pacifica’s existence is being challenged by a proposed draconian bylaws redo that would make assets much easier to sell, eliminate local input almost entirely and forbid staff from serving on the board.
WJ Astore: Already known as a “socialist” who, we’re told, visited Moscow on his honeymoon, Bernie is being forced to issue denials as well as statements against Putin.
Jim Lafferty: The Trump Administration is hell-bound on a campaign to silence any journalists and publishers who dare to expose the too-many-to-name crimes and corrupt acts of the U.S. and other western imperialist countries; crimes such as the multitude of U.S. war crimes in the Middle East disclosed to the public by Julian Assange, in WikiLeaks!
We want Pacifica and ALL of our stations to pull out from the financial disaster that has occurred these past years. We never want to see any of our licenses or buildings sold to payoff creditors again.
Michael Novick: The proposed Bylaws revision would turn the clock back two decades, to a time when a self-perpetuating, unaccountable national board nearly drove Pacifica into bankruptcy
H. Scott Prosterman: Though I don’t wish mortal pain and suffering on any person, I will not grieve for one of the most destructive men in the history of American media.
Frank Fear: Maddow doesn’t spout religious gospel, of course, but she’s terrific at promulgating the doctrine of center-left Democrats.
Ted Rall: In a Democratic Party increasingly dominated by insurgent progressives, authenticity (or the perception thereof) is a politician’s most valuable asset. The approval of “mainstream” establishment entities has become a curse.