Unrecognizable child corpses aren’t the “price of freedom.” The more guns we’ve produced, the more we’ve endangered our lives, and the more grotesque our children’s dreams have become.
Peter Berger: Can a government of Boeberts, Greenes and Trumps long endure?
Will you be able to look your regret in the eye? Will you look back with weeping after it’s too late?
David Moats: Six years later, remember the lessons of the Women’s March
Biden’s positive message — “Let’s finish the job” — is a strong counter to the bitterness and division of the Trump-enthralled Republican Party.
Robby Porter: America’s an experiment because history has mostly been kings
Climate change, water management and the regaining of greatness have been common patterns of history.
Lane Felting: Racism is a problem in the white electorate
Until we in white America learn to do better, racism will continue to be a defining feature of American culture and history.
Haviland Smith: Why is Trump so supportive of Russia’s goals?
Trump would appear to be drawn toward actual dictators, and it has been a rare moment when Trump policy has been hostile to Russia’s international goals.
Walt Amses: The circus is in town, and we’re paying for it
Speaker McCarthy finds himself on the shortest of leashes with his next two years pretty much limited to being an errand boy who won’t even get to decide which way to crawl.
Kevin Ellis: Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House America needed
I will always remember Pelosi for her strength of character and bravery in the face of relentless attacks by Republicans who could never match her political skills.
Narain Batra: In many ways, it's a wonderful year for freedom and democracy
Protests in China and Iran have been a cry for freedom and regime change, while the courageous people of Ukraine have been fighting a horrendous, bloodthirsty, inhumane war thrust upon them by a megalomaniac.
Tom Evslin: Trump was the middle finger of the proletariat
There are important reasons why almost half the voters supported Trump in 2016 and 2020 and why so many remain loyal to him today. We ignore those reasons and those votes at our own peril and, yes, at the peril of democracy.
Kevin Ellis: Billionaires and their wealth are stealing from Americans
Billionaires understand the system and know how to rig it in their favor. And as long as our politicians are doing the bidding of those billionaires, nothing will change.
Jeanine Carr: More than politics, this is a fight for the preservation of humanity
While some historians have said that what is going on currently in the country is not unprecedented, for those of us living during this time, it feels unprecedented indeed.
Bob Stannard: What would John Lennon say?
Politicians who want to bury the truth will never succeed. The truth has a nasty habit of always finding a way out of the box that arrogant leaders try to stuff it in.
Tim Stevenson: Figuring out the rise of gullible cynicism
This is fertile ground for such aberrant behavior as gullible cynicism, as well an exacerbation of the self-righteousness and defendedness characteristic of all who identify as “I” (which, to one degree or another, is most of us).