Ted Vaill: It would not be surprising if terrorist attacks happened on his watch, as he would be ignoring the entire American intelligence apparatus created to warn him of such attacks.
Frank Fear: It’s not so much that America needs more political parties as much as America needs to transform its current two-party system—from party-centered to voter-centered.
Ted Vaill: Hillary is the less worse choice for Jill Stein voters, and I call upon Stein to assign her votes in those three key states to Hillary.
Vijay Prashad: White workers who have been hit hard by the policies of globalisation are likely to frame their discontent against immigration, affirmative action and political correctness, rather than against what the Occupy movement called the “One Per cent”.
Steve Fine: This petition drive presages the battles to come after the incoming Trump administration takes power, such as defending the values, causes, programs and human beings targeted for their chopping block.
WJ Astore: The Democrats lost because they fielded a candidate whose personal negatives were too high, whose image as a thoroughly establishment candidate was out of tune with too many people, people seeking change at almost any price.
Robert Nelson: We Democrats had three fair warnings: Jesse Jackson, Jerry Brown and Bernie Sanders. The Wall Street Democrats did not listen.
Berry Craig: At least Trump is a consistent truth-twister. His fibs range from the vapid—like taking credit for “saving” Ford jobs in the Falls City—to venal—like linking Sen. Ted Cruz’s father to the Kennedy assassination.
Berry Craig: Billionaire Trump should thank the nation’s founders—well-heeled and powerful white men—for creating the electoral college. Their aim was to make sure that only guys like them could be president.
Lance Simmens: It is time that we seriously examine the functional utility and desirability of the Electoral College. This product of late 18th century political expediency has probably outlived its usefulness.
RJ Eskow: Democrats lost all three branches of the federal government, along with some governors’ chairs. Clinton neglected key states, then lost them. The party’s message didn’t connect. Surely something needs to change.
Murray Polner: Despite the anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic sentiments expressed by some pro-Trump voters, the people I talked with weren’t KKK, neo-Nazis, rednecks or bigots.
Unai Montes-Irueste: From the “Southern Strategy,” to the “Reagan Revolution,” to the present day, racial animus has been front and center in white voter targeting and mobilization.