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.
Walter Brasch: Although Biden explained his reasons, the media can now spend a few weeks asking the question, “But what if he had decided to run?” It passes as what the media now think is a deep and probing issue.
illary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony on Thursday certainly confirmed suspicions that she knew that the September 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate was not a spontaneous protest by individuals enraged by an anti-Muslim video. Rather, as the emails she fought so fiercely to protect from public disclosure reveal, the attack was a pre-planned operation, involving […]
Tom Hayden: Most important to many left-progressives is the rational discussion of democratic socialism for the first time in 90 years, since we last had an elected bloc of socialist mayors agitating for what became the New Deal.
Brent Budowsky: The abuse of power and possible violation of House rules by using taxpayer money to misuse a congressional committee to achieve partisan purposes continues today with Clinton’s testimony before the Benghazi Committee.
Sikivu Hutchinson: As the economic climate worsens for communities of color, generalized white feminist shibboleths on women’s rights won’t cut it for women of color.
Robin Lakoff: Even before we have properly unpacked our campaign listening ears, the interpreters and sages are weighing in on Hillary Clinton’s talk, and very little of their assessment concerns what she is saying, and even less is in any way positive.
Robert Reich: The only way to contain the Street’s excesses is with reforms so big, bold, and public they can’t be watered down – busting up the biggest banks and resurrecting Glass-Steagall.