Williams Kaufman: n this presidential summer of our discontent, the radical left has been fighting hard—not chiefly against capitalism and its galloping calamities, it seems, but against . . . Bernie Sanders. Why?
Berry Craig: The biggest political contingent in this Red State Labor Day parade was for Bernie Sanders
Berry Craig: You’d think a candidate for governor could find a better use for his precious campaign time than responding to a predictable put-down on a sign at the other party’s HQ.
John Peeler: Alone among all the candidates of either party, Sanders has laid out a systematic analysis of what ails this country and what to do about it.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: In the 2000 presidential election, the RNC outspent the DNC in Latino outreach by three to one and in 2004 Republican President George W. Bush received 44 percent of the Latino vote.
Michael T. Hertz: We are not headed towards Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 , but rather something quite different. For me the most shocking indicator of a “new world” is the advent on Donald Trump on the political stage.
Gary Brown: Mr. Trump the Baby Face from the Nineties is now Mr. Trump the Heel, who stands in the wrestling arena of presidential politics and serves up Twitter trash about stupid people, horrible people, ugly people, talentless people, and Mexican rapist people.
Heather Gautney: Bernie has long-understood that women’s struggles can’t be compartmentalized into issue-silos. That’s why he’s long-eschewed counterfeit gestures of “gender diversity”—in favor of genuine social equality.
Kathleen Wallace: It was all kind of humorous, except for the fact that their most dogged survival of the dimmest (but richest) is currently hurting so many.
Lila Garrett: If Trump gets his way, the children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants from south of the border will no longer be Americans. Off with the head of the 14th Amendment.
Christina Forrester: Try as the Republicans may to gain ground, the party’s challenges are only severely escalating given the mass exodus of Christian voters who are bucking the traditional conservative stronghold.
Randy Shaw: Is this summer the start of something bigger? And will progressive discontent be subordinated to the 2016 presidential race, or can it drive and shape the national Democratic ticket?
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: What started with name-calling–Mexican immigrants as rapists, criminals, disease carriers, and most recently “anchor babies”–has evolved into an immigration plan that deport all undocumented persons and rescind birthright citizenship.