Hillary’s Email: All Smoke?

Hillary Clinton Email

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.

Trump: Rising From the GOP’s Ashes

Donald Trump Tops Polls

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.

Bill Clinton’s Apology—Not Accepted

Bill Clinton Apology

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.

Why “The Donald” Matters

The Donald

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.

Thank You, Donald

Trump Campaign

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.

Yet More Republicans for Bernie

More Republicans for Bernie

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.

Knight to Day — What a Difference!

Steve Knight

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.

Hillary’s Glass-Steagall

Hillary Glass Steagall

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.

Why Prison Warden Scott Walker Must Be Stopped

Stopping Scott Walker

Sikivu Hutchinson: Here’s one more reason to rally against the candidacy of rabid Christian fundamentalist, college dropout and newly declared GOP presidential hopeful Governor Scott Walker—Wisconsin boasts the highest rates of suspension and incarceration for African Americans in the country.

What the Trump Bump Really Means

Trump Bump

Mario Solis-Marich: If Trump would somehow wrangle the GOP nomination the election would essentially be over and Democrats could begin to chill the champagne and dust off the “Happy Days Are Here Again” vinyl records.

Bernie Sanders and Changing Our Society

Bernie Sanders Socialism

Michael Hertz: Bernie is right: In the end, we are the ones who have to choose, and we need a government that is responsive to our needs, not one that is controlled by an elite group that is thinking only of themselves.