Robert Borsage: The press will discount his victories as expected and his delegate gains as insufficient, but what’s clear is that Sanders continues to generate growing excitement and support on the trail. Bernie Wins Big
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Given how Trump has fundamentally shifted the tone, wouldn’t it have been better for Rubio to fully own his view of immigration and keep an eye on the long game? Marco Rubio Quits
John Peeler: When the Republican Party is poised to nominate a proto-fascist, progressives will need, in these next months, to get behind Hillary Clinton, or they could find themselves under the boots of President Trump.
Steve Hochstadt: Liberals worry that Trump is a fascist, with comparisons to Mussolini and Hitler. Establishment Republicans denounce him as an insincere conservative. Trumpism
Steven Singer: When thousands of these Muslims, Latinos, women, black people, etc. showed up at his rally in Chicago last night, Trump took a bold stance… and ran away.
Peter Laarman: Why can’t Douthat admit that the apostasy he deplores is at the center of white Christianity and not at the margins?
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.
Robert Reich: Trump has finally reached a point where parallels between his presidential campaign and the fascists of the first half of the 20th century – lurid figures such as Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Oswald Mosley, and Francisco Franco – are too evident to overlook.
Steve Hochstadt: Trump’s he-man pose, combined with his attacks on women aimed at their sexuality, might well energize some men, especially white men, who feel they have lost their dominance in the modern world.
Robert Borosage: While the mainstream media – egged on by the Clinton campaign – edges towards calling the race over, Sanders keeps on rising. His expanding army of small donors continues to fuel his campaign. And he can look forward to growing support – particularly in the contests after mid-March, as he introduces himself to more and more voters.
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?
Jeremy Adam Smith: Donald Trump is giving voice to a tribe of white people who felt unheard. Now that he’s helped them find their voice, I don’t think they’ll fall silent once he’s been defeated. If he is defeated.
Walter Brasch: If the Republicans have a contested convention or if Trump has captured enough delegate votes to be the nominee it could mean a continuing decline of the Republican party. President Donald Trump