John Peeler: My head finally and grudgingly admitted that my heart really wanted Hillary to be the first woman president. Following on the first African American president, you have to admit that it would be sweet.
Ernest Canning: Though the allegations have yet to be independently verified, both the appearance of impropriety and the mere possibility that a presidential candidate could be indicted should be a matter of grave concern for the electorate.
Robert Borosage: Sanders is providing the first clear, forceful, populist message and agenda that these younger voters have heard, focused on how our corrupted politics and rigged economy keep us from building a decent, vibrant country of opportunity.
Berry Craig: “She has “a warmongering attitude, an undisguised hunger for power and a smug sense of entitlement that it’s her turn and that we owe it to her to put her in office.”
Berry Craig: We’ve got two good union candidates on the Democratic side and none on the other side. Trump and every other Republican in the running is a bare-knucks union buster.
Ernest Canning: Bernie Sanders calls for a fundamental “transformation” of what former President Jimmy Carter described as an “oligarchy with unlimited political bribery” into a vibrant democracy.
Michael T. Hertz: There are so many scandals involving the Clintons that we’ve practically lost count. In the Democratic Party debates, they are not even mentioned.
John Hanrahan: From Private Chelsea Manning to General David Petraeus to Edward Snowden and now to Hillary Clinton, the president has sounded off with his opinions on guilt or innocence — and on any alleged damage to national security — in advance of either a trial, or an indictment, or completion of an investigation.
ood news! Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just admitted there are significant problems with the nation’s charter schools! Bad news! She has no interest in solving them! In fact, she thinks charters are just great. Here’s Clinton criticizing charter schools: Most charter schools — I don’t want to say every one — but most charter […]
s the first Democratic presidential debate drew to a close, moderator Anderson Cooper posed a question to Hillary Clinton: How might her presidency differ from Barack Obama’s? Clinton smiled. “Well, I think it’s pretty obvious,” she replied to rapturous applause. “Being the first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents we’ve had.” […]
Peter Dreier: Most of the debate moderators’ questions so far have encouraged the GOP candidates to attack each other’s personalities, character, and poll numbers, but have not explored their positions on key policy matters.
hy is #BlackLivesMatter going after Hillary Clinton, and what must she do? The goal is to make sure that she incorporates racial justice, criminal justice and the agenda of black people into their policy platforms. Being a Democrat simply is not enough, as Hillary—like Bernie Sanders or Martin O’Malley—must prove she believes black lives matter. […]
Ivan Eland: Although given that her track record during the two years that she was in charge of the country was disastrous, if re-elected, she probably wouldn’t be any worse at being president than George W. Bush.