John A El-Amin: Americans have been rendered apathetic by the onslaught of corporate America’s insistence that we eat and buy—24/7.
Brent Budowsky: If Obama comes out swinging in 2018 as RFK came out swinging in 1968 he would light up the television screens and social media platforms with saturation coverage of the political battle of our century between two competing parties and visions.
Walter Moss: After more than a half-year of Trump’s presidency, it is clear indeed that his anger, bombast, and lack of self-control have injured our country.
Walter Moss: Values that he had consistently emphasized before—optimism, empathy, tolerance, and rationality—he stressed again.
Jaime O’Neill: It boggles my mind how often I see “progressives” doing this kind of work in ways that largely write little chapters of discontent for the right wing narrative.
Robert Borosage: With President Obama literally “passing the baton” to Hillary Clinton – and Clinton choosing dramatically to join him on stage after he roused the audience to “keep it going” – the Clinton campaign clearly has chosen to present her candidacy as a continuation of the Obama era.
Gareth Porter: President Obama, with his characteristic diffidence, has announced his “liberation” from the Washington foreign-policy “playbook,” but the national security elite is already striking back. Obama Foreign Policy Break
Ted Vaill: I have talked to University of Chicago students who took his con law course, and they said Obama was the most brilliant person they ever met. Supreme Court Justice Obama
Cody Foster: An Ex President Obama may find retirement more fruitful if he returns to his roots as a community organizer. Perhaps he will recreate a grassroots movement of the kind that turned out to elect him in 2008 and rally such energy behind a progressive agenda.
Murray Polner: As Obama prepares to depart to write his memoirs, oversee his presidential library, and await the judgment of history, we have to wonder whether the seeds of future wars his administration has planted will come to fruition.
Robert Reich: Democrats have done nothing to change the vicious cycle of wealth and power that has rigged the economy for the benefit of those at the top, and undermined the working class. In some respects, Democrats have been complicit in it.
Walter Moss: Is a macho leader really what we need? Or is such a desire too simplistic, a primitive throwback, perhaps appropriate in pre-modern times, but not today?
Norman Solomon: The message is that—if you don’t like mass surveillance and draconian measures to intimidate whistleblowers as well as journalists—your beef is really with technology, and good luck with pushing back against that.