Peter Laarman: Given that he has such a very long record in public life (a history that includes his association with segregationist legislators, attacks on school busing, and his shameless treatment of Anita Hill), Joe Biden is just about the last person who should be talking about fighting for the soul of the nation.
Berry Craig: Since it opened early this month, a KDP webstore has sold $500,00 worth of “Moscow Mitch” themed merchandise including bright red buttons, stickers, tee-shirts, brown fake-fur Russian-style hats, shot glasses, Moscow Mule mugs and foam can covers.
Jessica Davison: Even voters committed enough to attend a debate watch party said they felt overwhelmed by the size of the field.
Frank Fear: Political coverage is all about the parties with hardly a word said about the millions of Americans who are unaffiliated politically.
Ben Hauck: The owners of the “left-center” corporate media hate Bernie, they are threatened by him, and they want him to lose.
Jeremy Toback: We either begin to create the democratic socialist structures that can deliver that necessary material dignity and solidarity, or new authoritarian structures will arise in their vacuum.
James Green: This time, according to all the bookmakers, Joe Biden is seen as a safe bet. The reasoning is largely the same as it was with Clinton – and it’s worryingly likely that he’d also lose for the same reasons.
Steve Hochstadt: I ask you to formulate a statement of Democratic principles and policies that every candidate could accept in a public way, preferably as part of the next debate.
Tom Hall: I have to agree with the Bernie supporters at the party: Warren is winning that contest. I only hope that Bernie and Warren can, and will work together no matter which one comes out ahead.
Norman Solomon: As a practical matter, in the routine lexicon of U.S. mass media, “moderate” actually means pro-corporate and reliably unwilling to disrupt the dominant power structures.
Ted Vaill: This past week, when I met with him, I told him, among other things, that if he is the Democratic nominee, and faces Trump in the 2020 election, “Brooklyn always trumps Queens.”
bout a week ago, I wrote an article recently published in L.A. Progressive about Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. She had (correctly) lambasted the work of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis in negotiating a controversial plea deal for and with the billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In doing so, she said,”In our democracy, […]
Tom Hastings: mpeachment would possibly clear the House but would be pried from the cold dead hands of the US Senate under the command of Mitch “Swampy” McConnell. As they say in New Jersey, fuggetaboutit.