Walter Moss: Is Sanders to be considered a demagogue because he insists that the wealth gap and Wall Street are part of the problem that must be addressed in order to improve the common good?
Let’s begin by talking a little bit about what a superdelegate is. Superdelegates are memberes of the Democratic Party who also fall into at least one of the following four categories.
Laurie Agard: Trump, a white billionaire, is so appreciated and firmly entrenched as an insider in media establishment he has been able to run an entire political campaign as a reality series, completely unafraid to exploit America’s dark roots in the process. Struggle Facing Sanders
Joe Mathews: A one-stop shop for California government services is one of the oldest and most repeated ideas. It’s also an impossible dream.
Sharon Kyle: In 2016, even with a Black man in the White House, the United States is no closer to ridding itself of the racial caste system that built it than it was 150 years ago. The progressive community needs to show up, too. Feeling the Bern: What Blacks Need from Progressives
Michael T. Hertz: Before we get to the convention, Bernie should advance the idea of selecting a cabinet to campaign with the presidential and vice-presidential nominee.
Robert Reich: Outsiders and mavericks are often attractive to an American electorate chronically suspicious of political insiders, but the anti-establishment sentiments unleashed this election year of a different magnitude. The Trump and Sanders candidacies are both dramatic repudiations of politics as usual.
Walter Moss: Political campaigns often produce sloppy rhetoric, but the present confusion over capitalism, socialism, and progressivism also springs from the absence or skewing of historical perspective.
John Peeler: When few people are really happy with the two major parties, why is it so difficult for third parties to get beyond the spoiler role?
American Third Parties
Gary Corseri: “My personal struggle to get this done exposes everything wrong with education in the U.S., where we bomb countries of color that offer free education! I don’t understand Americans’ loyalty to political parties that have sold them out!”
Wayne Williams: Time is running out as we are already seeing the fruits of our carbon spewing and population growth, consuming resources and heating the planet more and more every minute.
Bill Fletcher Jr.: When most progressives think about electoral politics they think less about strategy and more about a particular candidacy or set of candidacies, more often than not candidacies that have not emerged out of the progressive movements.”
Sharon Kyle: Here’s the rub. California, arguably the most politically progressive of the states, doesn’t have a good track record for supporting Black candidates. In its 165-year history, California has sent 548 people to Congress. Only five have been Black men.