Tina Dupuy: Jeb has repeatedly said George W. will be the person he listens to on Mideast issues.
Michael Hertz: Jeb has told us what he is: a bald-faced liar, ready to say anything that will help him get elected. And his words will come back to haunt him.
ormer Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced this week she’s running for president. She’s not the first woman ever to dive into the GOP’s Also-Ran Industrial Complex and (wink) attempt to become the (wink, wink) next president of the United States. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll last time around. So far, Carly’s the […]
Peter Dreier: Long deployed by the right as an epithet, his form of left-wing populism is as American as apple pie.
Larry Wines: Expect the coming week to bring more unchallenged repetitions by GOP operatives of the latest Rovian assertion – totally devoid of details – that America “can’t afford another four years of these failed liberal economic programs policies.”
Tina Dupuy: Apparently the tipping point in B-more needs to be met with boilerplate from people running for president. Blah blah moral code. Blah blah family structure. Blah blah idle blather tax cuts Benghazi Monica Lewinsky ISIS.
Michael T. Hertz: Bernie Sanders could use his “beat the billionaires” campaign with the two most likely Republican nominees, while Hillary could not because of her own money ties. But Rubio and Bernie share one quality: neither have a lot of personal wealth.
John MacMurray: And to her credit, through all these years of insinuation and insult, Mrs. Clinton has responded with grace and intelligence; and maybe a little weary “here we go again” attitude.
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Sikivu Hutchinson: Banking on his bright-eyed, bushy-tailed persona and Latino heritage, Rubio’s brownface antics are offensive to millions of undocumented, working class people of color who see nothing but nativist anti-immigrant hysteria and capitalist greed oozing from the GOP’s platform.
HIlton Obenzinger: I do not expect wonderful changes with Hillary – but I do expect openings, possibilities for pressure and results that won’t exist with President Jeb or Cruz or any of the other clowns.
Gary Corseri: Wasn’t there supposed to be a “War on Drugs”? Pinch me awake, but I’m guessing that we Baby Boomers lost… because it’s pretty clear that drugs—especially the “legal” ones—have proliferated in the heart of the Empire the way drones have darkened the skies over Afghanistan, Pakistan and all the little stans.
Brent Budowsky: Clinton is making political reform one of the cornerstone issues in her campaign for the White House. She has begun a frontal assault against the widely unpopular Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case.