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.
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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.
Jeff Cohen: Confusion, not clarity, is the job of TV news – which is so heavily sponsored by drug and healthcare companies. And confusion is the job of industry ads and corporate politicians like Biden, who receives more healthcare industry donations than any other Democratic candidate.
Tana Ganeva: Kroger’s reasoning is hazy, but seems to have to do with the idea that it’s a bad look for their “desired demo”—which they think is people who aren’t interested in print weeklies because they’re on their phones.
Norman Solomon: The fact that cable news pundits, anchors, and reporters rushed to vehemently defend corporate media against Sanders’ comments is illustrative of the dynamic. It makes you wonder where career self-interest ends and sincere delusion begins.