Karl Rove’s offensive comments about Hillary Clinton’s 2013 concussion were certainly a distraction from any real issues surrounding the 2016 presidential election. But Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel joined a panel discussion on CBS’s Face the Nation to argue that we should redirect our focus from Clinton’s chances to the fact that Clinton currently faces no viable Democratic challengers. “If you don’t have others running, not only is this country deprived of fresh ideas and new approaches, but [Clinton] is going to become the target of all the Republicans’ sleazy tricks.”
—Corinne Grinapol