Political wisdom, a compelling national vision (new but building upon the past), and a personal background that meshes with that vision—these are qualities I’ll look for in a candidate who I hope can beat Trump.
Janet Maker: The Electoral College also makes it easier to steal presidential elections. Instead of having to flip votes in all 50 states, it’s only necessary to flip a few precincts in a few swing states.
Justin Chapman: Sanders pointed out that in 2016, the media and political establishment called his ideas too radical, but that a majority of Americans now support them.
Joe Mathews: America no longer wants steady and boring chief executives. So it’s time to let the Golden State chose.
Christina Leimer: What do the U.S. President and Congress—the people with the power to legislate—do after each mass murder? You know the answer.
Norman Solomon: Even some of the pro-Biden delegates said they were miffed that he wasn’t showing up—in contrast to the 14 presidential candidates who accepted invitations to address the convention.
Rebecca Gross: Loraine is incredibly impressive – she’s an astrophysicist, a CSUN professor, a mom of three kids, and amongst all of this, she is also a long-time activist who lives by progressive values.
Scott Doyle: It was immigration that launched Amador into activism—specifically the 2006 protest marches against a bill sponsored by Republican Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin that would have criminalized assistance to undocumented immigrants
Ted Rall: Progressives are still angry that the Democratic establishment cheated Bernie Sanders out of the nomination last time. News that they’re doing the same thing now has enraged them.
LGBTQ leaders say we trust Kimberly Ellis to lead the way in ending abuse and building a safer party.
Norman Solomon: Biden is eager to deflect any prospective attention from his own history of trafficking in white malice and racial division.
Michael T. Hertz: Biden and Sanders both seem to have strong positions compared to the other candidates, but it’s hard to tell if Biden’s momentum will continue or where Sanders will go.
Frank Fear: Researchers, pundits, and the parties frame Independents through the lens of the two-party system. Too often, that framing relegates Independents to an affiliative political status as either “closet” Democrats or Republicans.