Rev. Irene Monroe: If the men were males of color, poor white males or Muslims these recurring mass shootings would be stereotypically explained as inherent to their make-up, affirming and fueling continued fear of them.
Richard “RJ” Eskow: Let’s stop hearing smart and insightful people say that Adelson and his pals “lost” millions on this election. That money, plus the GOP’s creepy gerrymandering, bought them the House of Representatives.
Sylvia Allegretto: In recent expansions post-recession income gains have taken longer to materialize and given the enormity of the Great Recession it may be years before we see any improvement.
Julie Gutman: As we celebrate liberty and democracy on July 4, let us ask what our founding fathers would have to say about the current torture debate.
John Peeler: We are Penn State if we have ever been part of an organization that chose to keep a scandal quiet and in-house, rather than reporting it to the authorities.
Walter Brasch: Slagheap World Airlines announced that in the spirit of national cost cutting, it would cut back its cockpit crew to one pilot and eliminate flight attendants, meals, and life rafts. “This way,” said the president, “we won’t have to penalize our loyal stockholders by lowering our return on investment.”
Every Friday the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment that submitted by Lisa in response to “Tears, Joy, Relief, Release,” by Charley James. Here’s Lisa’s comment: