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.
Seth Abramson: Have your supporters harangue the presumptive nominee about making you either Vice President or Secretary of State or (in Sanders’ case) openly supporting your bid to be Senate Minority (or Majority) Leader. Hillary Circa 2008
Frank Fear: The onerous outcome of New York State’s policy is that a large number of people won’t be voting on Tuesday.
Berry Craig: Nader is providing grist for the union-haters’ propaganda mill by writing that “long-entrenched, affluent big union leaders” who support Hillary Clinton for president are trying to lord it over small unions who Feel the Bern.
Paula Fass: She seems incapable of understanding and sympathizing with the problems of several generations of post 1980s young adults for whom success in careers and in family formation has become extremely challenging.
Stephen Fox: Bill and Hillary back in the White House just seem wrong, an unrepeatable part of the past, whereas Bernie speaks to the seasoned pacifist and idealist that I am. Problems with Hillary