WJ Astore: Always passionate, always on message, Bernie had a solid night. But Bernie’s personal warmth doesn’t translate well in these debates.
Norman Solomon: To corporate elites, the moral of the sordid Bloomberg story is that most people can be bought, and Bloomberg might be the deus ex machina to lift them out of an impending tragedy of Sanders as nominee.
Glen Ford: Bloomberg is now the Great White Hope to beat back Bernie Sanders’ and Elizabeth Warren’s soak-the-rich hordes.
Norman Solomon: Since the bottom fell out of Iowa’s capacity for dramatic political impact, New Hampshire now looms larger than ever.
Steven Rosenfeld: Both champion ordinary Americans, but their missions and movements are not the same and not easily reconciled.
Norman Solomon: Buttigieg has remained silent about what made the ascent of his campaign possible—the early, major and continuing support from extremely rich people enmeshed with powerful and destructive corporate interests
Mimi Kennedy: The new VSAP system solves significant problems that were disenfranchising tens of thousands of LA voters in recent elections.
Kathleen Wallace: Continuation of a status quo that simply benefits the 1% as well as their 5% bootlicking accomplices is clearly what Tom Perez and his ilk are in it for.
Steven Rosenfeld: Candidates may declare victory. But it could be many days to verify results.
WJ Astore: Corporate Democrats aren’t just against Bernie Sanders. They’re against any candidate that threatens their privileges and power. This includes Tulsi Gabbard, who is being boycotted by CNN even though she’s polling well in New Hampshire.
Margaret Kimberley: The fact that Michael Bloomberg can still set foot in black churches is proof of the degree of rot in black politics.
Norman Solomon: What’s propelling Bernie Sanders and his young supporters is the grim reality of class war in America.
Robert Reich: Non-voters — those Americans eligible to vote but don’t — are in effect America’s biggest political party. Unless we work to reverse this trend, they could decide the next election.