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.
Randy Shaw: In virtually every presidential election since Reagan, the media has framed the contest around the candidates’ ability to attract “white working class votes.” The term “Reagan Democrats” never applied to African-Americans or Latinos, only whites.
Ernest Canning: Setting aside the question as to whether part of the job duties of a U.S. Secretary of State include acting as a salesperson for some of the world’s largest corporations, what Clinton neglected to mention is that both Boeing and General Electric funneled hefty donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Robert Borosage: While the mainstream media – egged on by the Clinton campaign – edges towards calling the race over, Sanders keeps on rising. His expanding army of small donors continues to fuel his campaign. And he can look forward to growing support – particularly in the contests after mid-March, as he introduces himself to more and more voters.
John Marciano: I’ll believe Clinton is sincere about domestic gun deaths and gun control when she shows the same concern for children in the Middle East and Asia who have been massacred by the weapons that she, as Senator and Secretary of State, helped fund and export to murderous regimes.
Walter Brasch: If the Republicans have a contested convention or if Trump has captured enough delegate votes to be the nominee it could mean a continuing decline of the Republican party. President Donald Trump
Michael Hertz: The Clinton campaign insisted that Bill did not actually solicit votes for Hillary inside the polling place. But clearly he held a rally near a polling place (at which he used a bullhorn) and then went inside.
Ernest Canning: Every one of Clinton’s (considerable) weaknesses plays to every one of Trump’s strengths, whereas every one of Trump’s (few) weaknesses plays to every one of Sanders’s strengths. Hillary Clinton Nomination
Brent Budowsky: With Mitch McConnell telling Senate Republicans it would be OK for them to attack Donald Trump if he becomes the GOP’s nominee, Harry Reid is within reach of enjoying the last laugh of his legislative career and leading Democrats back to control of the Senate.
The Clinton campaign hopes that Sanders’ grassroots financial support will begin to dry up. But Sanders supporters are likely to double down, insuring that he can carry the fight all the way to the convention floor.
Tom Hastings: We are descending in world opinion and global credibility every day we allow Trump to continue to march toward viable candidacy for President of the United States of America. Do we seriously wish to be the embarrassment of the Earth? Trumped