Larry Wines: To expect Bernie’s legions to capitulate isn’t a matter of abandoning their candidate. It’s antithetical to their vision, their hope, their world view and philosophy.
Steve Ybarra: I realized a long time ago that “languaged minorities”—voters who speak a native language as well as English—hate to go to polling places where old white people would insult them by asking them if they were citizens and then mispronounce their names.
Berry Craig: The congressional hopeful from Kentucky has deep-sixed the coded words and is pandering, flat-out, to racism and xenophobia.
Stephen Fox: Please sign this Moveon.org petition asking NY Attorney General Schneiderman to file for a Federal Order that the New York primary be repeated.
Robert Borosage: Clinton surrogates fret about the threat posed by Trump, urging Sanders to stop challenging the former secretary of state. But, in reality, Caligula’s ass could beat Trump in the fall.
Seth Abramson: Surely anybody could beat Trump, even a candidate, like Clinton, wildly unpopular among the independents who decide national elections? Well, no.
Walter Brasch: Politicians and their political parties say they want all American citizens to register and vote. There are voter registration campaigns at colleges, in bars, at fire halls, and street fairs. But, the politicians really don’t care about your vote. Disenfranchising Voters
Ernest Canning: Wherever the vote becomes an electron and touches a computer, that’s an opportunity for a malicious actor potentially to make bad things happen.
Robert Borosage: When Sanders questions Clinton about her funding from Wall Street, she charges Sanders with making “false character attacks.” But the influence of campaign contributions isn’t about character, it is about association, gratitude and access.
Dick Price: What is surprising, though, is that as of Sunday morning—a scant 26 hours after we published the poll—412 people have voted and 58 have commented. That’s a yuuuuge response for our magazine, especially as Saturday is usually a dead day for readership. Sanders Democratic Convention
Lila Garret: Not only is Hillary Clinton not the progressive she claims to be. She has consistently supported the agenda of corporations’ overruling government decisions: Witness her strong previous support of the TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership, which gives corporations exactly that power.
Seth Abramson: Have your supporters harangue the presumptive nominee about making you either Vice President or Secretary of State or (in Sanders’ case) openly supporting your bid to be Senate Minority (or Majority) Leader. Hillary Circa 2008
Dick & Sharon: It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude that the most likely scenario come June 14th will be that neither Hillary or Bernie will have the requisite 2382 pledged delegates.