Steven Singer: When thousands of these Muslims, Latinos, women, black people, etc. showed up at his rally in Chicago last night, Trump took a bold stance… and ran away.
Peter Laarman: Why can’t Douthat admit that the apostasy he deplores is at the center of white Christianity and not at the margins?
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: In Tenemos Familias Sanders connects the dots–linking his platform of inequality to racial issues and demonstrating that his rhetoric can have tangible implications.
Ernest Canning: An Ohio Common Pleas Judge has ordered Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted to allow lawfully registered 17-year-old Ohio voters to vote in the March 15, 2016 primary election.
Michael Hertz: He’s saying that when all the money flows to the top 1%, there’s not enough left to be spent by the bottom 99%.
William Blum: American foreign policy is the greatest threat to world peace, prosperity, and the environment. And when it comes to foreign policy, Hillary Clinton is an unholy disaster.
Brent Budowsky: I am arguing that the data are screaming a message that cannot be denied: Across the universe of match-up polls, Sanders runs stronger than Clinton, Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Kasich. Period.
Michael Hertz: The Michigan vote seems as though he’s turned the corner maybe. Despite the polls, he may well win Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He really has to win Pennsylvania. And California is a must.
John Peeler: Perhaps the most striking finding is that Hillary got 58 percent of those identifying themselves as Democrats, while Bernie was supported by 71 percent of those declaring themselves Independents (27 percent of the sample). Sanders Takes Michigan
Robert Borosage: After all the weeks of commentary about Bernie Sanders’ problem with black voters, the spotlight after Michigan will turn to Hillary Clinton’s problem with white male voters, young voters and independents.
Robert Reich: Trump has finally reached a point where parallels between his presidential campaign and the fascists of the first half of the 20th century – lurid figures such as Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Oswald Mosley, and Francisco Franco – are too evident to overlook.
Steven Singer: That’s right – the 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate who has been endorsed by the leaders of the national teachers unions has a corporate education reformer running her campaign.
Steve Hochstadt: Trump’s he-man pose, combined with his attacks on women aimed at their sexuality, might well energize some men, especially white men, who feel they have lost their dominance in the modern world.