Gene Rothman: There is fear among establishment Democrats that if the party moves too far to the left, or becomes a left-wing ‘tea party,’ the long-term consequences could be very harmful to the established Democratic party.
Gene Rothman: By ignoring the deep economic pain of many working Americans, Democrats left the door open for Trump—who did hear their pain and used this as a club against the Liberals (albeit in his demagogic fashion).
Red Queen in LA: You vote to resist deep-pocketed, super-wealthy, 1%-politics when you vote in March for LAUSD School Board District 4’s incumbent, Steve Zimmer.
Dick Price: A recent Latino Decisions poll tells a fascinating anti-establishment tale, putting Carmona first in favorability with 73% to Gomez’s third-place finish with 69%.
Ted Vaill: The most disturbing aspect of the dossier related to a supposed agreement between Trumputin’s operatives and the Russians to tone down attacks on the Russian invasion and occupation of Eastern Ukraine and the Crimea.
Tom Hall: The Donald’s victory meant that Paul Ryan’s religious devotion to Ayn Rand’s economic nuttiness was going to lead to Medicare and Social Security facing the real prospect of being dismantled before 2018.
Jaime O’Neill: Damn near everything I read from such people last year, from professional pundits to Facebook crybabies, was devoted to dampening enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket.
Lance Simmens: The petulance and outright hostility that the President-elect has shown for our system of governance ought to incite patriots along the ideological continuum from left to right, conservative to liberal.
Danny Feingold: In my dream, I had come not to browse the collections but to search for an answer that could never be found in presidential documents: What would Reagan advise the Electoral College to do on December 19, 2016?
isualize that as the headline. Friday, I said that for a December Surprise to happen when the Electoral College meets, a group of breakaway Republican electors need to have a plan—rally around an alternative candidate in the party. Short of electing someone else outright (there is zero chance of that), 38 electors can dump Trump by […]
Ted Vaill: By his continued nasty tweets and cabinet nominees since the election, Trump has shown that the right wing sexist bully that he was during the campaign will continue once he is in office.
Steve Fine: What is needed is for breakaway electors to organize themselves into a voting block pledged to a single alternative candidate, regardless of party affiliation.
Richard J. Eskow: Like so much liberal debate, this hue and cry over Russia focuses exclusively on the presidential race. But Clinton-centric conspiracy talk doesn’t explain the loss of Democratic power up and down the ticket.