Judith Lewis Mernit: Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in CA-45, a sign that at least some of its conservative voters might be more loyal to ideals of diversity and tolerance than they are to their party.
Steve Hochstadt: Enough voters were pushed into the Trump camp by the efforts to reverse traditional discrimination against blacks and women, by the increasing diversity of American society and a future when whites will be a minority, by the fact that Democrats had produced a black President and a female presidential candidate.
Aimee Allison: Stacey Abrams’s Georgia campaign represents the first time a statewide candidate is embracing the political hopes and dreams of black women — who make up a whopping 30 percent of the Democrats in the Georgia primary — as the engine of its campaign.
RJ Eskow: The party’s penchant for “centrist,” corporate-friendly candidates has long been the subject of Washington cocktail-hour talk, but a series of news reports has placed it squarely in the public eye.
Charlotte Umanoff: Wolff reiterated throughout the talk that economic systems throughout history have lived and died — why not capitalism?
RJ Eskow: Democratic Senators Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, and Joe Manchin have already said they will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo. If they do, they will have put a bigot in the nation’s highest diplomatic position – and put a stain on their own party’s right to claim the mantle of inclusion.
WJ Astore: Imagine, for a moment, a truly progressive woman as president of the United States, one who has the courage of her convictions, one committed to fairness and equity in society, one untainted by big money.
Cheryl Dorsey: Jorge Urquijo and Frank Cabibi both admitted during their depositions that neither had interviewed me on the charges for which I had been terminated, yet both signed off.
Richard Greeman: The issues at Columbia crystallized major problems that were national – even international – questions of racism, the imperialist war in Vietnam, and what became known as the youth revolt or student rebellion.
Peter Bibring: Sheriff Youngblood’s comments show what families and communities affected by police violence already know: There is little recourse for victims of police shootings and little incentive for officers and police departments to change.
Lance Simmens: Trump lives and operates in a zero-sum world. You are either with him or against him. In a world where win-win situations are optimal he views them as weakness.
Tom Hastings: Pruitt was basically installed by Trump as head of the Environmental Protection Agency with a stated mission to undermine, subvert, and reverse the EPA core mission.
Anastasia Bernoulli: Within my lifetime, the line between journalism and farce has become so blurred that people seem to have no idea what to believe anymore, and conspiracy theories have taken over.