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.
Sue Wilson: Senko’s film shows over time how her open-minded Kennedy Democrat father transformed into a raging right-winger after excessive exposure to Talk Radio and Fox News.
Ron Briley: The bottom line is that Trump represents a tradition of political demagoguery and democratic discontent which has characterized the United States throughout its history; often placing the blame for a deteriorating domestic and foreign situation on immigrants and minority groups.
Dan Bacher: The construction of the Delta Tunnels facilitated by MWD’s purchase of the Delta islands would hasten the extinction of Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, Delta and longfin smelt, green sturgeon and other species, along with imperiling the salmon and steelhead populations of the Klamath and Trinity rivers.
Marc Cooper: What Bernie supporters need to be thinking about today, yesterday and tomorrow, is not the fantasy that he’s going to win the nomination, but rather, what is being built out of this campaign, what sort of political infrastructure can be erected, that will survive after the Democratic convention and after November?
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