Bernie Sanders: It looks as if an Independent is the current leader of a rudderless Democratic Party.


In the sense of an adaptive reuse borne of expedience, the Democratic Party’s nuts and bolts might be useful in the short term. However, they’ll need to be configured in a vastly different way pending an upgrade, and the leadership purge must be vast.

ON THE AVENUES: Don’t be a Dickey, local Democrats. The verdict is in, and it’s time for a change.

Thanks, Adam. There’ll be a little something extra in your pay packet. By the way, it’s a pink slip, and so very sorry about that exit door’s nasty overbite; the building commissioner should have made your landlord Warren Nash fix it, but well, you know how things like that work around here.

It’s revealing that Bernie Sanders, an Independent, steps forward with a road map for the Democratic Party. Let the falling on swords begin.

Bernie Sanders: Where the Democrats Go From Here, by Bernie Sanders (New York Times)

Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on Election Day. But Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel.

I am saddened, but not surprised, by the outcome. It is no shock to me that millions of people who voted for Mr. Trump did so because they are sick and tired of the economic, political and media status quo …