It's easy, as both Secretary Clinton and Senator Mikulski obviously know, to promote universal pre-K and affordable college for American kids. What is hard is acknowledging, as Sen. Bernie Sanders has been doing, that both Israelis and Palestinians have rights that must be acknowledged. What is hard is resisting military interventions that destroy lives and countries, as Senator Sanders is doing. I am sure that Ms. Mikulski is not blind to the fact that militaristic policies heavily promoted by Ms. Clinton contributed to the deaths of many women and children. But it's far easier not to mention that fact, not to imagine the faces of those mothers as their children were ripped apart by bombs. Both Ms. Mikulski and Ms. Clinton make the easy choice of saying safe, popular things that keep them in the good graces of the Democratic Party and the DNC.