DAVID SWANSON – The past monthâ€™s activism has changed a great deal. One thing itâ€™s helped with is brushing aside the tired old argument over whether government should be big or small. In its place we have the much more useful argument over whether government should prioritize force and punishment, or focus on services and assistance.
LAWRENCE WITTNER – Despite the upbeat words from Americaâ€™s billionaire president about the â€œeconomic miracleâ€ he has produced, economic inequality in the United States is on the rise.
ANDREW MOSS – If you’ve been repelled by the family separations and other immigration-related cruelties perpetrated by the Trump administration, and if you plan to watch either or both of the upcoming Democratic presidential debates, please listen carefully â€“ not just to what the candidates are saying, but how they’re saying it: how they frame the issues. Will they present immigration as a discrete set of concerns (“fixing our broken immigration system”), or will they describe it in relation to broader historical struggles, distinctly American struggles, for human rights?