Andy Hsia-Coron: If the state’s youth turn out, Bernie will win this state in a lopsided victory. If that happens, the Party could nominate him no matter what Hillary or MSNBC says.
Elections and Campaigns
veryone seems to be discussing whether, if Bernie doesn’t get the nomination, his supporters should vote for Hillary. One thing to keep in mind is that the FBI is currently conducting an inquiry into her emails. Even if the FBI clears her of wrongdoing, it is possible that something detrimental could surface from the emails […]
Seth Abramson: Waiting for the news to happen is so cringingly Cronkite I’m embarrassed to be even a tangential part of the American media these days.
Seth Abramson: With whispers of a Trump-Sanders debate growing on the internet, some are saying it could be the Debate of the Century — a brief taste of the only alternative left to a dreary, historically nasty general election between two widely disliked politicians.
Jack Rothman: The first option is for Sanders to focus on reforming or radicalizing the Democratic Party, basically creating a new and robust New Deal.
Angela James and Melina Abdullah: The brutal treatment of pregnant women, as well as the abusive treatment of gender nonconforming men and women, must all be giving the same value as we assert that in fact, ALL #BlackLivesMatter. #SayHerName
Alvaro Huerta: In retrospect, I should have written about their remarkable stories of hard work, sacrifice and resilience in a hostile society.
War & Peace
Kathy Kelly: Jessica Reznicek, age 34, felt responsible to help the general public own up to its complicity with weapon systems funded by U.S. taxpayers. She took a sledgehammer to the plate glass doors of a major weapon producing company, Northrop Grumman, outside Offut Air Force base. Hammering for Peace
Sherwood Ross: Some of the nation’s “highest values” practiced by the CIA on 119 victims, according to the ACLU lawyers, included slamming them into walls, water torture, sleep deprivation, starvation, burying them alive in coffin-like boxes for extended periods, chaining them in painful positions, and freezing them to death.
Last night and this morning, when the debate idea was still in play, you overwhelmingly told us you thought the Sanders-Trump debate should go forward, with 83% of 150 respondents in favor and just 17% opposing.
Trump-Sanders Debate — Even the mere possibility of a Trump-Sanders debate has electrified the Internet.
Walter Brasch: The homeless live beneath bridges, in subway tunnels, on the streets, or if the shelters aren’t filled, in protected areas with cots for beds, and grocery carts for what few possessions they have.
Joseph Palermo: The deeper pattern here points to the unchecked and malevolent corporate forces that have used their political power to get away with destroying labor unions, chopping up the social safety net, bilking consumers on health care, education, housing, and other essentials, and destroying the environment.
Bill Raden: Top executive pay has ballooned by 997% over the past 36 years. Since 2010, the average pay ratio of CEOs to median worker pay has ranged between 354-to-1 to 204-to-1, with Discovery Communications CEO David M. Zaslav topping the charts with a pay ratio of 1,951-to-1. Exorbitant CEO Salaries
David Bacon: The number of California indigenous farm workers over the age of 50 has doubled to about nine percent — 10,000 to 15,000 people.
hile many domesticated people of color (African-Americans) in the United States have been reared in the blatant structural and systemic aspects of race and racism in America, others living in the African Diaspora may not understand such flagrant racist realities for various reasons. Although supremacist practices such as neo-colonialism, neo-imperialism, globalization, and capitalism are intersectional […]
Berry Craig: The odds of getting rid of NAFTA—or successfully renegotiating the trade pact—would be better under Hillary Clinton, Trump’s almost certain Democratic foe—or Bernie Sanders should he somehow edge Clinton at the finish line.
Berry Craig: I’d bet the farm Trump realizes a president can’t levy a tax. So he’s free to bloviate about sticking up for American workers by sticking it to outsources with punitive tariffs knowing there’s no way he can do it by himself and no way a GOP Congress would pass them.