Ted Vaill: Will the Democrats be able to flip the House and, after Mueller drops what will almost certainly be breathtakingly broad charges against the Trumpsters and the Toadstool (after the election), impeach him next year?
Steve Hochstadt: White men, what are you doing? Don’t vote for a sleazy liar, for an abuser of women, for a con man. Pay attention to what women around you think. Have some pride in being a man.
Frank Fear: Nearly 90% of those polled believe that party-affiliated politicians don’t care what they think, while two-thirds feel devalued when they compare themselves to party-affiliated voters.
Ralph Priddy: To all victims of sexual assault around the country and around the world, we stand with you. Your fight is our fight. And we join you in saying, “Enough is enough.”
Brent Budowsky: Democrats are the party of justice that would never countenance a Supreme Court nominee who makes an angry, partisan, bitterly divisive and insult-laden speech at his confirmation hearing.
Eric A. Gordon: Rouda calls his opponent “a man who puts partisanship and loyalty to Trump ahead of law enforcement efforts to get to the bottom of corruption and election tampering.”
Harvey Wasserman: Two more years of Trump control over both Houses of Congress, the White House, the judiciary and so many state and local governments could easily mean the end of any popular voice in the way our nation is run.
Tom Hastings: We can take the first steps back from the ledge very soon, on November 6, election day, if we might like to regain our balance, our democracy, our power as citizens.
Gareth Porter: The idea promoted by the NYT’s Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely.
Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis: This year just voting will again not be enough. Progressives MUST become poll workers, bring voters to the polls, monitor vote counts after the balloting, and refuse to concede close elections.
Mimi Kennedy: This year, voting provisional has bad consequences due to a 2017 CA law, AB 840, that exempted the computer count of provisional ballots from our state’s mandatory hand-audit.
Eric A. Gordon: The partisan Nunes is considered by many to be Trump’s Number 1 lapdog in Congress. He voted against the DREAM Act, for Trump’s wall, to dismantle Medicare and privatize Social Security, and to slash taxes for corporations and the rich.
Brent Budowsky: This is not a moment for complacency or easy talk of blue waves. It is a moment for bold and maximum action and turnout based on a powerful and urgent sense of opportunity and danger.