Berry Craig: It’s hardly headline-grabbing news that the white South is conservative, if not reactionary. But Sanders ought to know better than to insinuate that the Democrats are shoving the region ever rightward.
John Peeler: Who is the real Donald Trump? He is betting that his supporters think they know: the wall-builder, the anti-Muslim, anti-feminist, anti-affirmative action, anti-free trade rabble-rouser.
Seth Abramson: We can rethink how decisions made by the media, apparently perpetually invisible to them, are, in the view of the rest of us, a giant finger being placed on the scales of American democracy.
John M. Bachar, Jr.: Since it is well known from sampling independent voters in many states, including New York, that 72% favor Sanders, it follows that 0.86 x 3,200,000 x 0.72 = 1,981,440 votes would accrued to Sanders
Joe Mathews: Yes, the Golden State is hosting a crucial presidential primary. But we wouldn’t stop the billionaire candidate—even if we could.
John Peeler: Clinton has built this victory on overwhelming majorities in New York City and its near suburbs, while Sanders has done best across most rural, upstate counties.
Robert Borosage: Clinton won last night, but she has become increasingly unpopular with voters. Her negatives now outweigh her positives by a stunning 24 percent points; only Donald Trump fares worse (minus 41 percent).
Frank Fear: The onerous outcome of New York State’s policy is that a large number of people won’t be voting on Tuesday.
Berry Craig: Nader is providing grist for the union-haters’ propaganda mill by writing that “long-entrenched, affluent big union leaders” who support Hillary Clinton for president are trying to lord it over small unions who Feel the Bern.
Paula Fass: She seems incapable of understanding and sympathizing with the problems of several generations of post 1980s young adults for whom success in careers and in family formation has become extremely challenging.
Seth Abramson: He can win by being what he so obviously is when we strip away the ten-mile head start Hillary Clinton had in this election season: by being the better candidate.
Walter Moss: Both were devoted socialists in their youth who later came to embrace the Democratic Party.
Mark Naison: As I look at the American social and economic landscape today—with its huge concentration of wealth at the top, its swollen prison population and its shrinking middle class—I cannot help but see the influence of Bill Clinton.