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.
Seth Abramson: Would middle-class voters considering voting for Hillary Clinton in New York on Tuesday take kindly to the idea that the Great Recession was equally their own and Goldman Sachs’ fault? How would that play in the Bronx?
Charles Fredricks: Tom, you are not even waiting to support her as an alternative to Trump or Ted Cruz or Paul Ryan, but are willing to ditch the possibility of choosing something other than the lesser of two evils, out of the fear that rooting for anything truly transformative could lead to a Republican victory.
Leonard Isenberg: What then Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown understood was that California subsidizing the cost of my education was more than paid back in the taxes collected from a better educated and compensated college graduate.
Robert Koehler: The forces of political centrism, which includes the mainstream media, like to think that they’re in control, and endlessly purvey the message that America-brand democracy is the best in the world.
Michael Tan: Class action suit challenges locking up immigrants too poor to pay bond.
Andy Love: California’s death penalty system is so dysfunctional that even after 35 years, issues regarding the reliability of his conviction and the fairness of his death sentence have not been resolved. And now they never will be because Bernard Hamilton has died of “natural causes” at the age of 64.
Tom Hall: Both Trump and Cruz are trying to be today’s Goldwater. Goldwater positioned himself as a champion of racist, xenophobic, colonial war mongering. And he got crushed in the election.
John Peeler: If Trump is denied the nomination and walks out with a large chunk of his followers, what will be left without Trump is a rump, competitive only in the most conservative states and districts.
Edward Wasserman: So he has genuine followers, and he deserves credit for giving voice to their frustration. But his ability to reach that constituency has been a service done for him by the media.
Lila Garrett: Maybe it’s what they don’t have that accounts for their happiness. The first three things they don’t have is Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton running for President.