Peter Dreier: This is no time for liberals and progressives, Bernie supporters and Clinton followers, to point fingers. This is a time for cooperation and strategizing.
William J. Astore: Remember when Bernie Sanders was saying he had the best chance to defeat Trump? That the polls favored him and not Hillary? Turns out Bernie was right.
Larry Wines: We’re way past kissing babies when you have pneumonia. We’re looking at swinging doors on saloons with tables covered in poker chips and hombres who, at long last, still might not countenance tinhorns.
Steve Fine: When Nate Silver buries his predictions on his website, then you know this election is a toss-up.
Lauren Steiner: If you don’t like Jill or the Green Party, or if you don’t think third parties have a chance in our rigged system, or if you simply want to vote for the man who you supported all year in the primaries and stick it to the DNC, you can write in Bernie, and your vote will be counted.
William J. Astore: A relentlessly negative campaign says a lot more about Trump than it does about America.
Ted Vaill: Even though he has apparently never had a face-to-face meeting with Putin (despite once claiming that he did), he has often expressed his admiration for the Russian dictator.
Inman Moore: Any relationship between the truth and the utterances of Trump are purely accidental. Especially when he is speaking!
William J. Astore: One of my dad’s favorite sayings was “the empty barrel makes the most noise.” He didn’t respect other men who bragged and bellowed about themselves.
Larry Wines: There is purpose in noting the value of how you play the game, with integrity and character. Not just in baseball, but in our politics and society, and beyond Chicago.
Richard Behan: Candidate Clinton’s relationship to her elite compatriots is one of rigid interdependence: she needs their financial and political resources to win the election, and they need her in the White House to sustain their privileged status.
Berry Craig: Fellow Democrats I know are anything but bummed. They’re ballistic and plan to prove it in seven days. I’m with them all the way to the voting booth.
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.