Seth Abramson: John Kasich hasn’t lost a single head-to-head poll to Hillary Clinton in 2016, is broadly if imperfectly acceptable to both Party elites and movement conservatives, and is far and away the most accomplished Republican primary candidate left.
Randy Shaw: After a primary campaign dominated by non-politicians like Trump, Ben Carson and Fiorina, the Republican Party will go with elected officials who give it the best chance to win.
Walt Brasch: Fifteen states, dominated by Republican governorships and legislatures, by declaring they won’t allow Medicaid expansion, are on record as placing political interests before the health of their citizens.
Randy Shaw: The same folks who “sold” the Iraq invasion and the housing bubble are all in on the “Mitt-mentum” theme, but this time the voters are not buying.
Clifford “Felonious Ax” Tasner: All of us were out in force in Tampa last week, but there aren’t enough Billionaires in Charlotte to fill a clown limousine. It’s mostly our entertainment and media moguls who are here.
Walter Brasch: It’s a time to honor the working class, and the unions that gave them the rights of collective bargaining. They may be struggling but they are far from dead.
Clifford “Felonious Ax” Tasner: So what if a few citizens with funny-sounding names are getting purged from the voter rolls? I’ll bet a lot of the countries these people came from didn’t even have voting.
Wendy Block: When I hear that AT&T and Verizon are key players with other multinationals and Republican legislators in ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that advances corporate interests and undermines ours, my thoughts turn…shall we say, vehement.
Randy Shaw: Eliminating this human element allows Christie, Kasich and others to avoid appearing like plutocrat-serving elitists who do not care about common people.
Brent Budowsky: Wisconsin Democrats are filing recall petitions that could result in the Wisconsin Senate being controlled by Democrats.
Tom Hall: To today’s Tea Bag Republican Party, the days of shooting striking miners and of roasting workers alive and then collecting insurance on their bodies seems a good system to return to.
Michael Honey: In light of the clash of wills in Wisconsin, we should remember the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of King’s slogans that we rarely hear is this one: “all labor has dignity.”