Joseph Palermo: There’s a stark disconnect between the people and the Congress today that is palpable, which goes a long way in explaining the extraordinary tone of this presidential election cycle.
Marc Cooper: The Sanders insurgency is all about the future, what the rising generation sees as its future, who and what it sees as its political representative and what it says about the next 10 years of the Democratic Party.
John Peeler: While we in the United States are obsessing about our interminable, increasingly weird presidential campaign, a crisis unfolds in Europe that could have far more impact on the kind of world we will inhabit in coming decades. European Union Falling Apart
Berry Craig: McConnell will doubtless keep working non-stop to undermine and delegitimize the guy who won two presidential terms—the last time by nearly five million votes.
Brent Budowsky: The problem facing the GOP establishment is that none of the center-right candidates — all of whom would be credible candidates and presidents — have emerged as front-runners for the anybody-but-Cruz mantle. Cruz or Trump
Sharon Kyle: On Saturday, we learned of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Although he was no friend of the progressive community, we offer condolences to the Scalia family. Antonin Scalia Dead 79
Marc Cooper: In the South Carolina primary, the candidate who ran against Obama in 2008, claiming he was inexperienced, green, ignorant of foreign affairs, “not ready” now holds him up on a Teflon pedestal and decrees that he shall not, ever, be criticized—even by his political friends like Sanders
Robert Borosage: Two-thirds of Democratic voters wanted to replace our health care system with a single payer system. Sanders won their votes 70 percent to 29 percent. Eighty percent of the voters are worried about the economy. Sanders won two-thirds of their votes.
Marc Cooper: Duh. Hillary Clinton has been frenetically lowering expectations for New Hampshire casting herself as the lowly underdog in New Hampshire….clearly a Finlandized satellite to neighboring Superpower Vermont and expansionist strong man Bernard Sanders.
Marc Cooper: Clinton is NOT somebody I want as commander-in-chief and I guess I am in a small minority in saying I think Sanders would be a much better choice. Far better.
Norman Solomon: Many of the same media outlets and overall corporate forces that denounced Eugene McCarthy in 1968, George McGovern in 1972 and Jesse Jackson in 1988 are gunning for Bernie Sanders in 2016.
Berry Craig: We’ve got two good union candidates on the Democratic side and none on the other side. Trump and every other Republican in the running is a bare-knucks union buster.
Matt Cagle: Anaheim Police have spent almost a decade secretly building an inventory of powerful cell phone surveillance devices and making them available to neighboring cities in Orange County.