Thom Hartmann: Has Facebook gone from merely being a destination on the internet to something so interwoven in our lives that it should now be considered part of the commons and regulated as such?
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Ed Rampell: A well-informed news commentator would likely know that two of the most famous Democratic presidential contenders in U.S. history, Sen. Bobby Kennedy and Vice Pres. Hubert Humphrey, both entered the 1968 presidential campaign AFTER the New Hampshire primary.
H. Scott Prosterman: The party that once wrapped itself in a flag to proclaim its Anti-Communist bonafides, has been co-opted into the Soviet orbit under Trump’s leadership.
WJ Astore: These games recall a simpler time, when we threw a ball around with friends or our dad, then quit for the day to watch a game and scream and shout at the stadium or in our living rooms.
Norman Solomon: Some of the prevalent media bias has taken the form of protracted swoons for numerous “center lane” opponents of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Steve Hochstadt: Instead of stressing about Trump’s latest idiocy or the decline of American politics, about which we can do very little, we could try to emulate Mr. Rogers.
Valerie Vande Panne: When traditional market capitalism fails a community, the best course of action is for communities to own the system themselves.
Glen Ford: How can someone who was the most popular politician in the nation in 2017 be made into a non-person? It’s all intimately entwined with the multiple crises afflicting late stage capitalism.
Golda Velez: It’s possible for a large corporation to at least attempt to act ethically—Twitter, when faced with the same landscape, recently chose to simply not air political ads at all.
Norman Solomon: What about Manning, Drake, Snowden, Kiriakou and Sterling, who also took great personal risks on behalf of democracy? With its digital finger to the wind, MoveOn refused to engage in a campaign to help any of them.
Gina Scanlon: Do I go to the harsh and apathetic world of Twitter, where it’s impossible to avoid how hard people are trying to be clever in 280 characters or less?
One of the biggest and arguably the most annoying trends that have been going on is the shoot to stardom through a very controversial quote.
Dick Price: I simply can’t take the endless shade MSNBC hosts and guests throw on Bernie Sanders—and the same goes for the New York Times and the Washington Post. I’m sorry, I can’t take it anymore.