John Peeler: Trump and some advisers just want to get out, while the more conventional foreign policy hands argue that we have to maintain a substantial presence to prevent the reemergence of international terrorism based in Afghanistan.
Walter G. Moss: Trump and the justifiers of his economic policies represent, to use the words of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, a case of “Irrational Exuberance.”
Lawrence Wittner: Trump has never been enthusiastic about increasing the pay of America’s workers. “Our wages are too high,” the billionaire businessman complained back in November 2015, during his campaign for the presidency
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John MacMurray: Now that they got what they were after, which is more of a stranglehold on our government, finances, and courts, the plutocrats, Evangelicals, and corporations who put him in that office no longer need him.
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.