Big Media has long profited from endless imagery and speculation into his death, with precious little that celebrates the accomplishments and legacy of his life.
If Trump and many of his followers do not think the arts and humanities—and yes, the intellectuals who often support them—are important for us, for our national wellbeing, they are wrong.
Murray Polner: Barack Obama was going to be different, or so my fellow antiwar liberals—and a few antiwar conservatives—hoped. He was to herald the end of that uncompromising and unilateral era of preventive war.
Joe Weinstein: Exactly what is wrong with majority choice of the President even if most or all of the majority margin owes to a few big states?
Larry Wines: Looking back to that November 22nd of 53 years ago, there is cause to find hope, and even more, a teachable moment, as we consider the terrible consequences of allowing bold dreams to die.
Michael T. Hertz: Here’s another way to pay for free public education: require every U.S. citizen who turns 18 to spend one year working for his country.
Walter Moss: Is it any wonder that I remember fondly a time when our problems seemed more fixable and the Kennedy brothers offered us more hope?
Ted Vaill: I recalled that Bernie Sanders was an agitator, an activist even then, staging a sit-in at University of Chicago housing that excluded blacks. He has never stopped.
American Exceptionalism Forever
Danny Schechter: Whose voice should we listen to? Rory Kennedy with her slick and costly archive-footage based mockumentary of history, or Tiana who is struggling to bring Vietnamese voices and a deliberately buried history to life?
Walter Moss: Obama has been too willing to follow hardline advice from those like the hawkish Hillary Clinton and her neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland.
Joe Palermo: Given its epic flaws and omissions, it’s little wonder that the Warren Report, which the Commission presented to President Johnson with great fanfare on September 28, 1964, has been over the years widely condemned as a monumental government fraud.
Brent Budowsky: It is time to resume discussion about the possibility of a political realignment that would make Democrats the leading national political party for a generation.