RJ Eskow: Democrats lost all three branches of the federal government, along with some governors’ chairs. Clinton neglected key states, then lost them. The party’s message didn’t connect. Surely something needs to change.
Murray Polner: Despite the anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic sentiments expressed by some pro-Trump voters, the people I talked with weren’t KKK, neo-Nazis, rednecks or bigots.
Unai Montes-Irueste: From the “Southern Strategy,” to the “Reagan Revolution,” to the present day, racial animus has been front and center in white voter targeting and mobilization.
John Peeler: Donald Trump has articulated and legitimized this deeply ingrained racism. Whether he now chooses to mitigate or exacerbate it will tell us whether we are headed toward proto-fascism, or to just another turn in the political cycle.
Peter Laarman: On this dark day of reckoning, we can of course choose to to continue to condescend to the people who supported Trump, dismissing them as ignorant racists and misogynists–in short, as “deplorables.”
Joseph Palermo: With control of the House, Senate, Presidency, and the Supreme Court, the right-wing Republicans will be free to exercise their raw power totally unchecked by our vaunted system of “checks and balances.”
onald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to win the highest office of the land, President of the United States. For more on that race click TRUMP WINS. The second highest office in California on this November ballot was for the United States Senate. In California the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Barbara Boxer will be […]
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.