Ted Vaill: Will they deny Trump the nomination, and hand it to the new “establishment” candidate, “Lyin’ Ted Cruz”, as Trump calls him, or draft the “reluctant” Paul Ryan to save the party from destruction?
Ernest Canning: For politicians, like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the emergence of what has become known as the Panama Papers could prove to be the largest political scandal since Watergate.
Robert Borosage: Wisconsin voters reflected the attitudes that have largely defined this race. Those most concerned about honesty and trustworthiness or a candidate who cares about “people like me” went for Sanders.
Steve Hochstadt: Trump is such an egotist that he never realized the limits of his appeal, how many people don’t like the character he has been playing for decades.
But in arguing for healthcare for all, for free college education, and for taking on income inequality, Sanders puts us in mind of John F. Kennedy calling for America to put a man on the moon, a bodacious project that united and elevated our country, and not asking that we settle for miniscule incremental change so we can say we’re making “progress.”
Wayne Williams: When did you stop dreaming and become so consumed by a for profit corporate media that rarely if ever gives light to the issues really pressing the fabric of our lives?
Seth Abramson: Nominate the only person who can reunite the Republican Party once Trump failing to get the nomination has fractured it beyond repair.
Seth Abramson: In short, the Clinton campaign is in the midst of an historic collapse — much of it due to the unraveling of support for Clinton among nonwhite voters — and the national media has yet to take any notice.
Seth Abramson: If you’re a supporter of Bernie Sanders and you feel like you’re stuck in the Twilight Zone every time you turn on cable news or listen to pollsters and professional pundits, you’re absolutely right to feel that way — because the nation’s election “experts” are perpetually reporting “live” from March 1st, 2016.
Brent Budowsky: Obama is wrong — and insulting to voters — when he suggests that they need him or the media to determine whether they should put their faith in Sanders.
Tom Hayden: Bernie’s hope is to light a fire in those big states, giving him increased momentum, and pushing Hillary’s super-delegates to reconsider their positions by the convention in Philadelphia.
Michael Hertz: The voters and others have signed two White House petitions, one to investigate fraud and suppression and the other demanding a revote due to voter suppression.
Larry Wines: A California campaign seeks an end run to restrain runaway political spending in the Golden State. Twice stymied by the California Supreme Court, that statewide campaign re-launches today.