Just What Is It We Believe In?

“At some point a great country has to have a great animating principle. And somewhere along the line we mistook materialism for our great animating principle. We’re gonna make so much money, have so many successes – and that isn’t enough, as we know, as human beings. So the way that philosophy or spiritual life got out of our animating principle is interesting. I think [nothing will change] until the country says: ‘Actually, we do believe in a big, moral and ethical principle.’”

— Novelist George Saunders, ‘A lot of my extended family are Trump supporters’




“They have been a truly spectacular ally in terms of jobs and economic development.”

— Trump calls Saudi Arabia a ‘spectacular ally,’ despite CIA report blaming the crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi’s death


(Commoner Call cartoon by Mark L. Taylor, 2016. Open source and free for non-derivative use with link to www.thecommonercall.org )