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.
Bill Blum: An estimated $35 million was spent to fund Mueller’s work; now it’s time for ordinary Americans to hear from him under oath.
Lance Simmens: Given the success of his Svengali-like obsession and success with cultivating massive, gut-wrenching cult-like obedience and razor sharp divisions within the American society there is no guarantee that the time frame might not be longer
The outcome of the 2020 elections will be a turning point for the country. Why? The fate of many immigrants and the lives of many Americans whose colleagues, neighbors and schoolmates are foreigners will be decided.
Lenore Daniels: For too many white Americans of whatever political affiliation, there’s a wish to see blacks disappear rather than racism. Just ignore black people and maybe the problem of racism, of white supremacy, of that ugly history we’d rather not confront will disappear.
Mel Gurtov: Trump threatens the adversary with total destruction unless US demands are met, and deploys US forces to the conflict area. The adversary responds with threats of its own.