A forgotten hero stopped the My Lai massacre 50 years ago today:
LA Times op-ed

Everybody’s heard of the My Lai massacre — March 16, 1968, 50 years ago today — but not many know about the man who stopped it: Hugh Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot. When he arrived, American soldiers had already killed 504 Vietnamese civilians (that’s the Vietnamese count; the U.S. Army said 347). They were going to kill more, but they didn’t — because of what Thompson did. . . .
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Robert Reich: It’s Time to Fight for the Common Good

Jon Wiener: There’s a familiar Republican argument against the idea of the common good: It’s my responsibility to do what’s best for me and my family. It’s your responsibility to take care of yourself. If you have problems, health problems or job problems or family problems, that’s too bad—but it’s not my problem. The state should not force me to pay for your problems. You should take responsibility for yourself. I think you’ve probably heard this argument.
Robert Reich: I’ve heard it for a very long time. It’s absurd. . . 3/16/2018

“Report from Alabama: Howell Raines.” The Nation

Howell Raines is a legendary figure in journalism, an Alabama native who joined The New York Times in 1978 and was executive editor 2001-2003.
JW: A Lot of people everywhere are now saying, ‘Thank you, Alabama!’
HR: “It took us years to throw off the dead hand of George Wallace.  It feels good to me. ”  cont. at The Nation, 1/15/2018,  HERE

On Tuesday, Alabama Decides Between an Accused Child Molester and a Democrat: Howell Raines Q&A

Howell Raines: “This is the most competitive and theatrical race we’ve had in Alabama since 1970, when George Wallace defeated a New South progressive named Albert Brewer by running the most racist campaign in Alabama history. What is being tested here, put most bluntly, is whether the swing voters in Alabama would rather send a suspected pedophile to the Senate than vote for a Democrat.”
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Rick Perlstein: The Trouble With Anti-Trump Republicans

Despite their truth-telling about Trump’s offenses and violations, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and John McCain still vote with him 90 percent of the time: Rick Perlstein, author of the classic Nixonland, says in this interview that that’s the trouble with anti-Trump Republicans.
Dec.1, 2017
Q&A at, HERE


Trump’s Ghostwriter Says the President Is Now In Survival Mode

Q&A with Tony Schwartz, the author behind The Art of the Deal–he says Trump has always been “100 percent self-absorbed, incapable of interest in other human beings, and completely self-referential. Even 30 years ago, he had an incredibly short attention span. Lying was almost second nature to him; he did it as easily as most of us drink a glass of water.”  But now, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller closes in, he is “moving to a darker place.”
–continued at, HERE