Jessie Daniels: This is the worst of all possible worlds, and the choice between Trump’s vulgar, overt racism and Clinton’s polite, public policy racism is no choice at all.
Robert Borosage: In a clear statement – largely distorted by the media – Bernie Sanders vowed to keep building the movement for change, designating the defeat of Donald Trump as the vital next step.
Arica L. Coleman, Ph.D.: We must, therefore, keep our emotions in check and allow the democratic process to take its full course. Clinton should understand this better than anyone.
Robert Borosage: Sanders will push to have the platform lay out a bold populist critique of our corrupted politics and our rigged economy.
Mel Gutov: In short, Hillary is an armchair warrior, to the right of Trump when it comes to international entanglements.
Robert Reich: Political analysts have underestimated Trump from the jump because they’ve been looking through the rear-view mirror of politics as it used to be. Trump Might Win
Robert Borosage: Sanders is speaking to real pain in the country. He is rousing young voters, showing them that there is an alternative, that America is not limited to a choice between unbridled and increasingly unhinged reaction and incremental politics as usual. Bernie Wins Oregon
Barbara MacLean: For a neo-conservative like Madelyn Albright to harangue women about voting for Hillary and get away with it shows the sad weakness of what passes as liberal feminism today.
Dick Price: Bernie Sanders is precisely the kind of populist insurgent the superdelegate system was intended to contain—an older, small-state senator with a Brooklyn accent and thinning hair, not even really a Democrat.
Richard Eskow: The simple fact remains: Even if our too-big-to-fail institutions each gave us a credible-sounding “living will,” we could never be sure it would actually be implemented successfully during a real crisis. Break Up Big Banks
Seth Abramson: Surely anybody could beat Trump, even a candidate, like Clinton, wildly unpopular among the independents who decide national elections? Well, no.
Robert Borosage: When Sanders questions Clinton about her funding from Wall Street, she charges Sanders with making “false character attacks.” But the influence of campaign contributions isn’t about character, it is about association, gratitude and access.
Lila Garret: Not only is Hillary Clinton not the progressive she claims to be. She has consistently supported the agenda of corporations’ overruling government decisions: Witness her strong previous support of the TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership, which gives corporations exactly that power.