Robert Nelson: Old guards do not like to relinquish power. They are unwilling to compromise. New revolutionaries are impatient. They have been on the outside for a long time.
Seth Abramson: Apart from fitness to serve as President, Clinton’s own comfort with her running mate edges out entirely any consideration of what Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents want.
Steve Hochstadt: Donald Trump has shown only disdain for our system. No candidate for President has ever personally insulted so many people in government as Trump.
Michael Hertz: The one thing that Bernie has going for him is boots on the ground, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see 100,000 marchers or more in Philadelphia.
Richard Eskow: If Bernie were denied a prime-time slot at the convention, chaos would ensue. You can be sure that whenever and however the deal is struck, they’ll make room for him at a peak viewing hour.
Mark Naison: Huge numbers of her friends and family members, many of whom are civil servants, plan to vote for Donald Trump because they feel the growing presence of undocumented immigrants has destabilized their schools and communities.
Marcy Winograd: Clinton needs to walk back AIPAC, and by that I mean lose the language about standing firm to stamp out what is now a wildly popular global campaign: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
Robert Borosage: The hand-wringing and rumor-mongering are pure melodrama. Sanders has already made it clear – repeatedly – what he will do. The real question is not about what Bernie will do, but about what Clinton will do. Here’s what Bernie has told us he will do.
Robert Nelson: The IG’s report promises to be the centerpiece of the Republican attack on the Democrats in the fall election if Secretary Clinton grabs the party’s presidential nomination.
Rosemary Jenkins: The Party’s carefully considered Platform must never be commandeered by its Super Delegates whose own thinking may not always align with constituent attitudes and opinions–especially as they pertain to both policy and candidate selection.
Michael Hertz: The strategy for Bernie is to announce that he will run with the Green Party, a party that is properly registered across the country and has a structure.
Peter Dreier: Sanders won the battle of ideas. The Democratic primary was fought on his issues. But he lost the nomination and now he has to figure out his next steps.
Michael Hertz: I worked as a pollworker and I can only tell you that my North Hollywood precinct was a poster child for uncounted ballots.