Walter G. Moss: What directs Trump’s actions is his narcissism. A narcissism that leaves no room for wisdom or other moral values such as humility or empathy.
Rich Procida: It’s simple. If you don’t stand up to a bully, he will keep bullying you. If you don’t prosecute a criminal, he will continue to commit crimes.
John Peeler: Pervasive corruption on a scale previously unknown in this country (but check out Russia) is indeed the essential feature of this presidency.
Madeline is fierce and funny and fragile like any five year old. I fear that the world Donald Trump is taking such a hand in creating won’t have room for her — and, on some deep level, I suspect, she senses that, too, and it makes her mad.
Medea Benjamin: While human rights groups work to hold the private sector accountable, the biggest obstacle to holding Saudi Arabia accountable is the Trump administration’s continued support.
Ellen Brown: President Trump wants negative interest rates, but they would be disastrous for the U.S. economy, and his objectives can be better achieved by other means.
Mark Rudd: The civil war is here whether we like it or not. Our only hope of heading off fascism is organizing for power by taking over the Democratic Party.
John Peeler: The US and European Union (EU) encouraged the former satellites of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics (including Ukraine) to turn westward and seek membership in both NATO and the EU.
Evelyn Leopold: Never missing a chance to rain scorn on “globalism,” Trump told the United Nations: “If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation.”
John Peeler: So the grounds for impeachment continue to grow, even as Nancy Pelosi’s conventional political calculus still counsels caution.
Ted Vaill: This is more correctly called “bribery”, which involves a government official getting (or as in this case asking) for something of value in return for doing something beneficial to the other party . That is an impeachable offense.
Bill Blum: Kavanaugh has wisely declined to comment on the op-ed or the calls for his impeachment. Trump, on the other hand, has proceeded with the usual reckless abandon.
Mark Rudd: Whenever you go public with an event such as a demo or rally or in the case of unions, a card campaign, the results in numbers show how strong your organization is. You always want those numbers to go up. Down is very bad.