Larry Wines: This morning, S.E. Cupps gave her lucid characterization of the Democratic debate and indeed, the Democratic primary race, saying concisely, “Bernie is a cause. Hillary is a corporation.” Goofy Republican Candidates
Tina Dupuy: So while Republicans are swooning over Bernie, I’m obsessed with the Republican field for the same reason I spent a year getting into Real Housewives of Whatever Awful Place: I loathe all the cast members.
Randy Shaw: The best news for Sanders and the Democratic Party is that his Iowa finish ensures a long, competitive race. How Bernie Won
Brent Budowsky: Numerous polls suggest Trump’s politics of perpetual insults have created negative ratings so high among general election voters that both Clinton and Sanders could defeat him by epic landslide margins.
Tom Hastings: Ted Cruz wants to be a war criminal. I wish him luck. I hope he has a nice run for Grand Dragon of the Free Willies Republic of Texas.
Michael Hertz: If he is nominated by the Republican Party and elected, it’s almost a certainty that our “originalist” Supreme Court will find a way to render him eligible to be President, even though any honest assessment of the situation would say to the contrary.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The GOP’s racist, sexist, xenophobic platform of religious extremism has created a climate in which the public rhetoric and apparatus of state violence are in perfect alignment.
Ted Vaill: We will have to live with Teddy’s daily bloviating for over five more years, unless he is censured, like Joe McCarthy in the 1950s shortly before he died of alcoholism, or chooses to quit the Senate, or, of course, if he is elected President in 2016.
Natalie Davis: The wingnut-orchestrated destruction of the late, lamented grassroots community service nonprofit ACORN is happening again—and progressives must stand against it.
Gary Corseri: Wasn’t there supposed to be a “War on Drugs”? Pinch me awake, but I’m guessing that we Baby Boomers lost… because it’s pretty clear that drugs—especially the “legal” ones—have proliferated in the heart of the Empire the way drones have darkened the skies over Afghanistan, Pakistan and all the little stans.
Tina Dupuy: This recent phenomenon of “running for office” when really they’re sprinting for a book deal, TV show, or cinnamon-cure spokesman, has become its own commercial enterprise.
Brent Budowsky: Will the House Benghazi Committee of Clinton inquisitions subpoena Cruz emails involving Armed Services Committee matters?
Lance Simmens: he represents the right wing fringe of a party that is desperately reliant upon a fraying and decaying demographic composition that longs for the good old days when the good old boys (read white men) controlled the levers of power at all levels of government.