Category: Opinion

Opinion: Which side are you on?

by Randi Weingarten President, American Federation of Teachers Our country’s history abounds with moments when Americans had to choose which side they were on: Independence or loyalty to the Crown. Jim Crow or civil rights. Marriage equality or discrimination. War…

How to prevent future Trumps

Why did so many working class voters choose a selfish, thin-skinned, petulant, lying, narcissistic, boastful, megalomaniac for president? It’s important to know, because we need to stop more Trumps in the future. The answer lies in the interplay between deep-seated…

What We Must Do Now

My friends, this is a dark hour. Intolerance, cruelty, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and environmental destruction have been let loose across the land. Trump controls the Republican Party, the Republican Party controls the House and Senate, and Trump may soon control…

How much is that F-35 in the window?

The Pentagon’s annual spending bill has all the things, including F-35s and the reintroduction of coal to Kaiserslautern.   The House subcommittee that writes the Pentagon’s annual spending bill released its fiscal year 2019 version last week. The press release trumpets all the money…