Michael Hertz: Some speculate now that the email scandal may be the event that decides her not to run for president. But if she does decide, the risk is that these sorts of scandals will continue to emerge, eventually causing voters to turn away from her.
Tina Dupuy: Our first woman president, that person who believed as a little girl her country could be better for all women everywhere, will at some point in her presidency be called an ugly, unattractive, nut-cracking, ball-busting, bunny boiling, castrating, emotional, crazy, weeping, bewildered, menopausal, menstruating, angry, excitable, hysteric hag.
Jerry Drucker: The Bush/Cheney Company set out to be a very secretive administration and handed the job of secrecy and attack to the master of misdirection and falsehood strategy, Karl Rove.
Steven Singer: We can’t elect our way to sound education policy. It will take a massive popular movement of parents, teachers, students and people of conscience. Demands will be made. Protests will be staged. Revolutions may be waged.
Brent Budowsky: The great opportunity for Clinton is to become the first woman president while also becoming a liberal Ronald Reagan: a conviction politician who stands for progressivism, a competent chief executive who believes in governing and a skilled negotiator with opponents at home and leaders abroad.
Brent Budowsky: A good opposition research team could create a powerful plan to lump together Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton as royal family candidates and run against them all in Democratic or Republican primaries, from the right or from the left.
Randy Shaw: If the GOP presidential candidate could not win the popular vote in 2000 when the Democratic base was unenthusiastic and divided, how can they win against the unified and enthusiastic Democratic Party base behind Hillary Clinton in 2016?
Brent Budowsky: The major reason Democrats were annihilated in the 2014 midterms was that millions of Democratic-leaning voters stayed home because they did not believe voting for Democrats would improve their lives.
Walter Moss: Obama has been too willing to follow hardline advice from those like the hawkish Hillary Clinton and her neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland.
Matt Barreto: New poll shows 2016 Latino votes will follow candidates who want to continue and extend President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
Ted Vaill: The next two years should be a feast for the talking heads on television: President Obama has given the Republicans in Congress a big middle finger salute as he nears the fourth quarter of his Presidency.
Nia Malika Henderson: Whereas most Democrats and Republicans, and eventually President Obama, addressed the militarization of the police, Clinton actually went there on an issue that most avoided: racism and the criminal justice system.
Robert Reich: The story behind story is that America is in an era of sharply rising inequality, with a few at the top doing fabulously well but most Americans on a downward economic escalator.