Norman Solomon: Some billionaires support Trump and some don’t. But few billionaires have a good word to say about Sanders or Warren. And the pattern of billionaires backing their Democratic rivals is illuminating.
Berry Craig: Statewide, the race was close; Beshear won by a tad more than 5,000 votes. The ever-querulous Bevin angrily refuses to concede defeat. “Governing by tantrum has resulted in Donald Trump holding his breath until Kentucky turns blue,” says a meme circulating widely today.
Steve Hochstadt: For me, the scariest segment of the American electorate has been identified by some political scientists as “chaos-seekers”. They are so disaffected from our political system, that they want to undermine it, even destroy it.
WJ Astore: Democrats are always told to reject “radical” or “extreme” politicians like Warren and Sanders, even though Warren is a former Republican and Bernie is basically FDR-lite.
John Peeler: The House should vote to censure the president based on an array of objectionable conduct, including but not limited to the Ukraine imbroglio. And then leave it to the voters.
Jeff Hauser and Eleanor Eagan: With his grassroots fundraising efforts largely having foundered and many of his supporters having already “maxed out,” Biden will likely need to rely ever more heavily on his backers to “bundle” for him.
Steve Phillips: It’s obvious which Trump supporters will go down with this ship—and there’s no point trying to change their minds.
Margaret Kimberley: It isn’t clear if Hillary Clinton has just lost it and can’t control herself, really thinks she can make a third presidential run, or is trying to keep the unraveling narrative of her defeat together.
Norman Solomon: With the mutual alignment of Buttigieg and his corporate healthcare-industry donors, Mayor Pete’s approach seems to be a case of a flimflamming candidate who poses as a forthright leader.
Jeremy Toback: Four years of Sanders bully pulpit clarifying discourse, as he catalyzes millions to apply pressure to power, will be materially better than the incremental nonsense any other DEM might get.
WJ Astore: The initial goal seemed to be to get Elizabeth Warren to admit she’d have to raise taxes to pay for her Medicare plan.
WJ Astore: When it comes to service in the military, U.S. politicians typically vote with their feet, meaning they double-time away from joining the ranks.
Norman Solomon: In an era when small donations from the grassroots are adding up to big financial hauls, Biden is so uninspiring that he’s losing the money race by a wide margin.