Jay Bookman, Georgia Recorder Marjorie Taylor Greene is an idiot, and idiots, as a rule, aren’t interesting people. They aren’t interesting because their idiocy overshadows all other aspects of their personality. Greene is more an exemplar of that rule than an exception to it. Nonetheless, in their wisdom, the voters …Read More »
Commentary: Americans Can Honor Our Veterans By Doing Their Democracy Homework
Jim Jones, Idaho Capital Sun Every year on Nov. 11, Americans gather at Veterans Day observations to honor and thank America’s veterans for their service to the country. It is certainly right and proper that they do so, but is that the extent of what our countrymen must do to …Read More »
Commentary: It’s Taking Longer To Vote In U.S. Elections – Especially For Black & Hispanic Voters
Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the November 2020 election brought out about 155 million voters. That represented 67% of Americans over 18, and it was the highest voter turnout of any modern election. Americans also set records in the percent and number of people voting early …Read More »
Commentary: Republicans Have Given Up on Democracy
Mitchell Zimmerman, Common Dreams Seven out of ten Republicans—like seven of ten Democrats—believe that American democracy is in danger of collapse. Both sides correctly fear the end of our democracy. But they see the danger very differently. Trump and his GOP supporters prefer overthrowing American constitutional democracy to allowing voters to decide …Read More »
Aww, Did Biden Hurt The MAGAfolk’s Delicate Feelings?
Hugh Jackson, Nevada Current Commentary On the eve of the Labor Day weekend in a midterm campaign year, the president of the United States gave a speech at the site where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated, and made an urgent request of the nation’s electorate: …Read More »
Commentary: Socioeconomic Status Should Not Determine Access To Healthcare In America
Vanessa M. Griffith, Colorado Newsline As a public health equity intern and an African-American woman, I wanted to express my agreement with the findings expressed in Sara Wilson’s Newsline article “High Costs, Systemic Racism Plagues Health Care, Colorado Survey Finds.” Black and Indigenous Americans and people of color in the …Read More »
The ‘Missing Text Messages’ Timeline: Incompetence, Obstruction, or Worse?
Steven Singer, Common Dreams Behind the story of missing text messages from the U.S. Secret Service and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, is a bigger scandal: Former President Donald Trump placed his loyalists in key executive branch positions for a reason. Many are still there. Trump’s Loyalists …Read More »
Commentary: Lauren Boebert, American menace
by Quentin Young, Colorado Newsline Many public officials are guilty of bad behavior. But few can as readily be held responsible for harassment, personal threats and violence as Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado. What’s worse, ghastly conduct represents the totality of her public service. Her legislative record is a …Read More »
Some 68 Years After Brown v. Board, Similar Foes Continue Fighting Progress | Opinion
by Mark McCormick, Missouri Independent May 24, 2022 During a 2014 symposium marking the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision, a statement from one of the plaintiffs offered what today feels like prescient insight. Many of the Virginia plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit, feared integration and would have …Read More »
The Political Rise Of Police Unions and Why This Danger To Democracy Must Be Stopped!
By Ty Ross for Ringside Report No one can disagree on the benefits of unionization. After all, someone has to protect the little guy when corporate greed supersedes the needs and safety of their employees. Unions have been successful in decades past. Advocating on behalf of their members for better, …Read More »