Peter Dreier: If Woody Guthrie, America’s most revered troubadour for social justice, were still alive he would no doubt be celebrating his 104th birthday today by writing songs about Donald Trump’s attacks on immigrants, Muslims, the physically handicapped, and other groups and about the growing Black Lives Matter movement against police racism.
Stephen Fox: I don’t see a way Clinton can win without Bernie Sanders as her running mate. As repulsive as that has sounded in the past, this might be an inexorable truth, which may become clear to Clinton as time goes on, especially as her credibility woes and legal baggage increase.
Joseph Palermo: If anyone would have told me when I awoke that morning that Liz Cheney would be personally handing me a frisbee I wouldn’t have believed them.
Robert Reich: Bernie has shown that it’s possible to win elections without depending on big money from corporations, Wall Street, and billionaires.
Joseph Palermo: And what was the alternative for Bernie at this point in the election? To sweep up his 1,900 delegates, walk out of the Democratic convention, and run as a third party in a doomed and ultimately symbolic campaign?
Larry Wines and Geo. McCalip: Plenty that isn’t being discussed is crucial for understanding and acting — between now and the conventions, and into November, and probably into January when the House of Representatives may decide the election.
Mario Solis-Marich: This week Speaker Ryan will be on CNN in a desperate attempt to save his currently vulnerable congressional seat. While it is clear that this is a free reelection commercial from the perspective of the Paul Ryan campaign, CNN’s motivations are yet to be seen.
Lauren Steiner: I am alarmed by what I have been reading about your possible endorsement of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire tomorrow. I am asking that you hold off on an endorsement until after the vote.
Richard W. Behan: So we must place into office, apparently, either a man of comparatively limited intelligence or a woman of compromised integrity—to be an unfit President, painfully deficient in public confidence.
Walter Brasch: Clinton hurt her campaign by delayed response to the allegations she compromised national security and then by dodging and weaving on her public comments, allowing the scandal to fester and explode.
Gary Corseri: Dear Wife: I didn’t mean to have sex with those three bar-girls who robbed me! I didn’t mean to get infected with herpes (and God knows what else!) because I forgot to wear a condom!
Robert Reich: Now, with Bernie Sanders essentially out of the race, Donald Trump wants Americans to believe he’s the remaining anti-establishment candidate. It’s smart politics but it’s a hoax.
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.