Alvaro Huerta: By viciously attacking Latino immigrants, Trump makes it crystal clear to one of the nation’s fastest growing demographic and key voting groups that they are not wanted in the GOP.
Brent Budowsky: One Hillary is the most qualified candidate in memory, while the other Hillary gives no evidence of having a higher purpose other than being elected.
Rosemary Jenkins: Lest we forget, President Obama has had to spend an inordinate amount of his time overturning, reversing, amending many of the ill-advised laws and regulations the misguided Clinton put into practice some decades ago and which still plague us in so many different ways today.
Steve Hochstadt: There is the conflict for Republican contenders. Should I pander to the hatreds of my most prejudiced primary voters?
Lauren Steiner: Bernie is asking us to become engaged citizens working directly on issues via local and statewide campaigns. That way, even if he should not get elected, we will have built and trained a grassroots army ready to pressure elected officials on the issues of importance to us.
Marcy Wheeler: Clinton deserves a good deal of criticism for using personal email that has made it more difficult to access via FOIAs. But retroactively classified information should no more be used to prosecute her—in reality or in the press—than Drake and Sterling.
Tina Dupuy: If we’re going by cognitive dissonance theory, Trump is the true believers doubling down on their resolve and grasping at straws to justify why Republican policies, when put into practice, utterly fail in every imaginable way.
Herbert Dyer, Jr: Just after Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992, someone asked me what I thought of the self-described “new” Democrat in the White House. “Just another white boy,” I responded.
Steve Hochstadt: Donald Trump is a vain, self-promoting, amoral man, whose focus on himself and his money would make an awful President. I think most of the people who say they support him now, more than six months before the Iowa Caucuses on February 1, already know that.
Peter Dreier: Here is what I see as the step-by-step best case scenario for putting a Democrat in the White House next year, with a little help from Donald Trump.
Michael T. Hertz: Read what they say, and you can tell that they have each travelled a different path, but each has found that Bernie Sanders reflects what they want in America going forward.
Rosemary Jenkins: Current first-term Congressmember Steve Knight advances an agenda that seems to be essentially contrary to the expectations of the people who voted to put him in such high office.
Robert Reich: People who believe Hillary Clinton is still too close to Wall Street will not be reassured by her position on Glass-Steagall. Many will recall that her husband led the way to repealing Glass Steagall in 1999 at the request of the big Wall Street banks.