Seth Abramson: The Democratic Party’s perverse obsession with closed primaries has left them with a likely nominee distinctly unpopular with the independent voters who decide national elections. Sanders Political Philosophy
Sylvia Allegretto: From the beginning of the downturn through its trough, job losses in the U.S. totaled about 8.7 million or 6.3% of all jobs; 15% of those were in California, which represented job losses of 1.3 million or 8.3% in the state.
Ellen Lubic: The operant question seems to be, why are there so many Americans who are willing to support Trump, who seems to be a distorted and uninformed clown, a showman and greed merchant, and who seems proud of his ignorance and is so egocentric that he does not even want to learn? Trump Ignoramus
Sharon Kyle: According to In These Times, the newly uncovered documents reveal that the Democratic Party’s goal was to prevent “outsider” candidates from getting the nomination, and to reduce the role of primary voters.
Jack Eidt: In addition to people in the streets, we need governmental agencies to enforce regulations, to stop the polluting fossil fuel production, and to encourage an economy powered by clean, renewable energy. Fossil Fuels
Walter Moss: “And I’m “sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest—and you all know it!” and I also have “the world’s greatest memory.”
Steve Hochstadt: Republican lawmakers’ interest in buying expensive armaments, however, has not been combined with a willingness to support veterans when they return from combat.
John Peeler: Trump has beaten them all by embodying Rand’s hero even as he disregards Rand’s dogma. Rand’s hero could never be bound by dogma. It’s all about him.
Sarah S. Forth: At least 60,000 Hondurans, in a country of 8.2 million, have been murdered since the 2009 coup that overthrew a democratically elected president. Murder of Berta Caceres
Charles Hayes: People today are experiencing future shock from the unsettling notion that reality bears little relation to the narrative that most of us internalized growing up. Threatened Worldviews
Seth Abramson: This is the worst imaginable scenario for Clinton, as her negatives have always gone up when she’s in the midst of a campaign — and now she’s in the middle of two at once.
Rosemary Jenkins: For many, especially for the undocumented in the Latino community, the insufficient access for help (particularly for those who also suffer from mental health illnesses) is a major barrier to achieving well-being.
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?