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
Robert Nelson: Donald Trump’s success in the recent primaries has put the word ‘fascism’ squarely on our national agenda. Given the human suffering that fascism inflicted, it is well worth researching the causes. Fascism Coming
e are all becoming aware of voter anger as the primary season progresses. Some have explained this anger as stemming from the loss of manufacturing jobs. Whatever the cause, the anger exists – and it is exploding in part in allegations of voter fraud, particularly directed at the Clintons. When Bill Clinton showed up in […]
Lila Garrett: Maybe it’s what they don’t have that accounts for their happiness. The first three things they don’t have is Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton running for President.