Jaime O’Neill: Just one of Donald Trump’s golfing trips to his Mar a Lago property costs more than the annual budget for Meals on Wheels, the program Republican eliminated that delivered meals to low-income seniors.
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Bobbi Murray: Today, over 350 Los Angeles Times reporters and editorial staff will vote on whether to allow NewsGuild CWA to represent them at the famously anti-union company.
Joseph Palermo: Instead of pointing to the wholesale class warfare the Republicans have waged with this re-writing of the nation’s tax code these two hopelessly bourgeois public intellectuals see a big problem with Democrats behaving for a change as if they have blood flowing through their veins.
Michael Milillo: Some liberal media outlets have already censored stories when these alternative stories conflict with the current liberal narrative for what caused Hillary Clinton to lose to Donald Trump in the November 2017 elections.
Larry Wines: As a native-born U.S. citizen, the last thing I ever expected to do was register in my own country as a ‘foreign agent.’
Jasmyne Cannick: Who better than a listener to raise the issue of KFI morning show host Bill Handel of the Bill Handel Show calling South Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson a “cheap sleazy Democrat whore?”
Jaime O’Neill: The volume and viciousness of the hate mail I received from a handful of regulars grew in intensity until I was finally prompted to write a direct reply to those “progressives” who had begun to include my family in their hate screeds.
Mel Gurtov: As divisive as Vietnam was, it is beginning to pale beside the hate and violence spurred by an incompetent, deceitful, corrupt, racist, and arrogant Trump administration.
Jaime O’Neill: Meanwhile, we had the spectacle of Donald J. Trump, the guy who leads the nation, and the guy who still believes that manmade global warming is a hoax, popping in and out of Texas and Florida for photo ops.
Berry Craig: “We achieved all of our objectives,” said white supremacist Matthew Heimbach in the story. “We showed that our movement is not just online, but growing physically.”
Jaime O’Neill: My column ran for a few months without my picture appearing next to it, and I was glad my image wasn’t next to those opinions when the first reactions began coming in.
Karen Hilfman: Per the administration, the students violated school policy by “intentionally blocking or restricting access” to a campus talk by Heather Mac Donald, a pro-police and anti-Black Lives Matter advocate. But inflicting real material harm on its students with suspensions, especially for a first time offense, is chilling.
“On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of this land will reach their heart’s content at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”