View image | gettyimages.com lthough the presidential election is more than 18 months away, supporters of Hillary Clinton already argue that progressives should vote for her. The fundamental issue, however, is what you, as an individual progressive voter, do – not what everyone else does. Given the total votes cast in the 2012 election in […]
Larry Wines: Who in the HELL thought that funerary makeup job with the racoon eyeliner was a good idea? Dukakis in the tank in the Snoopy helmet looked better! Joe Biden’s over-the-shoulder intimate ear-whisper was excruciatingly awkward, but IT looked better.
Robert Reich: If Hillary Clinton is to get the mandate she needs for America to get back on track, she will have to be clear with the American people about what is happening and why – and what must be done.
Steve Singer: No matter who is running, no matter what’s at stake, the public is so gripped by a sense of helpless apathy that most people don’t even show up at the polls to cast a vote.
Tom Degan: To go straight from the first black dude to the first gal is indeed tempting – no argument there – but Hillary is not the one for me. In fact, she’s not even a close second.
Ron Kaye: The latest twist in Gatto’s appeal of the outcome, in which a rival slate of grassroots Democrats outpolled his group, has shown the lengths some elected officials will go to seek advantage and save face, while actually putting their own credibility and reputation with voters in danger.
Tina Dupuy: This recent phenomenon of “running for office” when really they’re sprinting for a book deal, TV show, or cinnamon-cure spokesman, has become its own commercial enterprise.
Brent Budowsky: Will the House Benghazi Committee of Clinton inquisitions subpoena Cruz emails involving Armed Services Committee matters?
John Wellingtom Ennis: Mandatory voting would be the beginning of the end of racial polarization as a means for turnout. Once our elections are not being decided by extremists driven by single issues, our elected leaders will reflect the American people.
Tina Dupuy: They may fly a banner of the tea party Gadsden Flag with a snake coiled ready to attack but their snake would be more accurately depicted as eating itself. When Republicans get what they want then they no longer want that—they want something else!!
Michael Hertz: Some speculate now that the email scandal may be the event that decides her not to run for president. But if she does decide, the risk is that these sorts of scandals will continue to emerge, eventually causing voters to turn away from her.
Nia-Malika Hendrson: The ‘Draft Condoleezza Rice for [fill in the blank office]’ movement will never ever die. And with an open Senate seat in California in 2016, the unquenchable desire among Republicans for candidate Rice has an actual office that she could run for in sight.
Brian Biery: For many years as a community organizer I have observed the corrupting and damaging effects of money in politics, so I have decided to do something about it by running a campaign on very little funding.