Walter G. Moss: The ex-president’s words were typical of his stress on values. Not only did he consistently emphasize the importance of empathy, tolerance, and diversity, but also other values such as rationality, kindness, self-reliance, self-discipline, mutual responsibility, temperance, and optimism.
John Peeler: Find out what they’re asking. Offer them Mar-a-Lago! It will be underwater soon, but they don’t have to know that.”
Tom Hall: Knowing that Donald has ordered his attorneys general, first Jeff Sessions and now Billious Barr, to resolve any issues at federal lock-ups, and make them perfect prisons, what are we to make of the evolving series of stories being floated out of the Justice Department about the Epstein kill?
Bill Blum: Anyone who doubts that Trump is a racist either is extraordinarily gullible, isn’t paying attention, doesn’t care, or worse, is a racist himself or herself.
Lance Simmens: Trump, in repeated winks and nods on issues of race and violence, might just as well have loaded the ammunition clips into the weapons used in what are acts of domestic terrorism.
Robert Koehler: What has become obvious in the age of Trump is that this country has not transcended racism and moved on. America remains as much a paradox-in-progress as it was in 1776, when slave-owner Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase “all men are created equal.”
The best way to get rid of Trump is beat him at the ballot box hammering home how his policies have hurt workers economically while simultaneously offering people a better life with such policies.
Lance Simmens: Mueller’s testimony does not close the chapter on investigation, only on his involvement in it. We owe it to ourselves to continue to plumb the depths of this sorry chapter in our history and follow it to wherever it leads.
Sharon Kyle: So what is stopping us from moving forward on an impeachment inquiry? The answer is that there haven’t been enough congressional representatives to stand up and say they will support one.
Rich Procida: The most disturbing thing about Trump’s statements is that he is encouraging violence and lawbreaking at the very same time that espionage and abuses are actually happening.
Thom Hartman: Literally every week—virtually every day—since Trump was elected, he’s gotten the media to put his name on the front page of the nation’s newspapers and at the top of the TV news shows.
Vijay Prashad: Trump’s war against Huawei is not as irrational as it seems. His administration—like others before it—has used as much political pressure as possible to constrain the growth of technology in China.
Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright: While most Americans have probably forgotten we are still at war in Afghanistan, the Trump administration “eased” the rules of engagement, allowing the military to drop more bombs in 2018 than in any other year since the war began in 2001.