Robert Reich: We’re now in the Second Gilded Age, and American capitalism is again off track. It takes about three generations for Americans to forget how our system, unattended, goes wrong. And then to right it.
Sharon Kyle: From the beginning the GOP has been trying to abolish the Affordable Care Act without any sincere efforts to improve it.
Lance Simmens: It is critical for those who proffer Making America Great Again, shorthand for returning to a time when blacks and other minorities knew their place in society, to erect obstacles that discourage the participation of Asians, Hispanics, and Blacks.
Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs: The revelation of this electoral process in which the ultimate candidates on the November ballot are not my children’s first or second choice pushed me to look at this Participatory Democracy anew and what it means to voters who are left to make decisions based on the spoils.
Steve Hochstadt: If Hillary Clinton is elected President, she will face a Republican Party determined to prevent her from governing. It’s not just Trump and his most excitable supporters who would make it difficult to govern.
Walter Brasch: Trump’s tactic is resonating with his hard-core base that see conspiracy and deception in every corner—in workplaces, in government, and under their beds.
Judith Lewis Mernit: California’s ability to attract big spenders on the initiatives, referenda and state constitutional amendments that confront an increasingly confused electorate is unparalleled.
RJ Eskow: It was surprising to hear reporters say that they’d considered the debate a draw until that moment that he said he might refuse to accept the election outcome. That’s not grading on a curve. It’s grading on a cliff
John Peeler: Trump is driving off a substantial chunk of that traditional Republican constituency, especially the well-educated, and especially women.
Peter Dreier: For the past few months, Trump has been using his campaign to set the stage for a new white supremacist right-wing media empire.
Berry Craig: Trump dissed Hillary as “such a nasty woman.” He glowered. He grimaced. He smirked. He bent down and intoned “wrong!” into the mike and did his best Alec Baldwin impersonation.
Michael Hertz: Although the Clinton sources have denied that Bill Clinton urged the Donald to run, if Bill presented in favorable terms a Donald White House run, then he was basically supporting that option.
Walter Brasch: Gee, this is a hard one. Let’s think about it awhile. OK, time’s up. I guess, based upon the question, the demon Clinton wasn’t the right answer. Rosemary needed to check Trump as the one to keep the country moving forward.