Margaret Kimberley: In reality he is running to stop Bernie Sanders because he knows that given a level playing field Sanders would emerge triumphant.
Adrian D. Pantoja: With campaign offices in Latino enclaves like East Los Angeles and a sizable Latino campaign staff, Bernie Sanders is making it clear that he’s serious about winning the Latino vote.
Frank Fear: Let’s face it: the independent option is a personal choice in response to a non-accommodating system. What we need is for the system to change.
Robert Reich: Trump and his enablers claim non-citizens are voting in droves. Trump himself said that thousands of undocumented immigrants voted in 2016. Another lie.
Glen Ford: In the United States it is axiomatic that concentrations of poor Black people are bad, while high-rises full of affluent white people are good.
Norman Solomon: The Biden base has two main components: the corporate media outlets that routinely protect him from critical scrutiny, and the rich people who routinely infuse his lackluster campaign with cash.
Mark Dempsey: The Koch brothers will fund a primary opponent for any congressman who steps out of line. That means they get extraordinary compliance with their right-wing agenda while, in the spirit of Boss Tweed, they move the Overton Window—the range of respectable public policy options—ever rightward.
Berry Craig: Bevin is so desperate to keep his job that he wants Kentuckians to join him in questioning a demonstrably free and fair election.
Norman Solomon: Some billionaires support Trump and some don’t. But few billionaires have a good word to say about Sanders or Warren. And the pattern of billionaires backing their Democratic rivals is illuminating.
Berry Craig: Statewide, the race was close; Beshear won by a tad more than 5,000 votes. The ever-querulous Bevin angrily refuses to concede defeat. “Governing by tantrum has resulted in Donald Trump holding his breath until Kentucky turns blue,” says a meme circulating widely today.
Steve Hochstadt: For me, the scariest segment of the American electorate has been identified by some political scientists as “chaos-seekers”. They are so disaffected from our political system, that they want to undermine it, even destroy it.
WJ Astore: Democrats are always told to reject “radical” or “extreme” politicians like Warren and Sanders, even though Warren is a former Republican and Bernie is basically FDR-lite.
John Peeler: The House should vote to censure the president based on an array of objectionable conduct, including but not limited to the Ukraine imbroglio. And then leave it to the voters.