Randy Shaw: Barack Obama’s 2008 election failed to provide the transformative presidency that young voters sought. Now Hillary is not even promising a game-changing presidency. New Hampshire Primary
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.
Lila Garrett: Sure, let Trump keep pulling stuff out of his bag of infantile tricks. Just as long as we remember that, beneath his fun and games, there’s a rock solid bigot who’s sees Mexicans, Muslims, and blacks as the enemy.
Larry Wines: We can’t overstate the loss in this election year, when everybody else with a tv camera behaves like a heroin addict chasing their pusher, who, invariably, is a bloviating politician, delivering only the illusion of their opiate, doing a phoner.
Ivan Eland: Why can’t we see that the U.S. government’s post-9/11 attacks on or invasions of at least seven Muslim countries—Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq—is far worse than Trump’s proposal in generating anti-U.S. blowback terrorism?
Brent Budowsky: The pressure from GOP leaders will momentarily become excruciating on lagging candidates such as Jeb Bush to withdraw from the race and endorse a center-right candidate such as Marco Rubio, who consistently runs slightly ahead of Clinton in polls.
Sam Husseini: there’s a logic to the nativist Muslim bashing. It’s obviously wrong, but it’s rational given the skewed information the public is given.
Berry Craig: Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandisement, vulgarity on an epic scale. He is the Ugly American in excelsis
Sam Husseini: The actual political correctness is how torture is used by war makers to get the tortured “evidence” they want to have a pretext for war and other hideous policies.
Michael Haas: Now, after the Paris massacre, Republican candidates are jumping on a bandwagon of opposition to receiving refugees from the Middle East.
Larry Wines: The Post says the insiders, in desperation, have launched a “Draft Romney” movement. It’s in response to Jeb Bush’s inability to get traction, along with a feeling that it just isn’t Marco Rubio’s time.
Walter Brasch: This past week, Lara Spencer, co-anchor of ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America,” snuggled up to Donald Trump.
Alvaro Huerta: While many political pundits, opponents and comics have reduced Trump to a caricature, based on his outrageous and boisterous claims, his critics and those who poke fun of him underestimate the inhumane consequences of a Trump presidency.