Ivan Eland: Although given that her track record during the two years that she was in charge of the country was disastrous, if re-elected, she probably wouldn’t be any worse at being president than George W. Bush.
Walter Brasch: Although Biden explained his reasons, the media can now spend a few weeks asking the question, “But what if he had decided to run?” It passes as what the media now think is a deep and probing issue.
Tom Hayden: Most important to many left-progressives is the rational discussion of democratic socialism for the first time in 90 years, since we last had an elected bloc of socialist mayors agitating for what became the New Deal.
Adolph Reed Jr., and Heather Gautney: As presidential candidate offers bold proposals, supporters mobilize to reclaim higher education as a public good
Tina Dupuy: Jeb’s “I’m my own man” is the comb-over of lies: Sure it might make you feel better to slick those greasy long strands over your chrome dome, but you’re not fooling anyone!
David A. Love: Republicans have allowed extremists to hijack their party and turn it into a White Citizens’ Council, a white nationalist organization in the mold of the Southern segregationist Dixiecrats of a bygone era.
Sikivu Hutchinson: As the economic climate worsens for communities of color, generalized white feminist shibboleths on women’s rights won’t cut it for women of color.
Robin Lakoff: Even before we have properly unpacked our campaign listening ears, the interpreters and sages are weighing in on Hillary Clinton’s talk, and very little of their assessment concerns what she is saying, and even less is in any way positive.
Berry Craig: “The main reason I’m for Bernie is that he is planting the seeds for a good country. He supports good quality and affordable health care and education and a cleaner environment. A healthy, educated public together makes a good nation.”
David Love: Carson is on the scene in order to make white conservatives feel comfortable in their skin and to validate them and their racism, Islamophobia, sexism, homophobia, their desire to return to the 1950s, and everything else.
“…Matt Bevin proved why Republicans called him an ‘East Coast Con Man’ and a “Pathological Liar.’ Just like he always does, Bevin is lying to Kentuckians—he said on video that seniors on Medicare should be drug tested.”
Natalie Davis: What do we do when the progressive candidate, dealing with a life or death issue, detours from the progressive path?
Randy Shaw: After a primary campaign dominated by non-politicians like Trump, Ben Carson and Fiorina, the Republican Party will go with elected officials who give it the best chance to win.