Tom Hastings: Trump’s invective, identity attacks, slurs on his critics, and tolerance and even encouragement for physical violence against his opponents are one big permission slip to his more rabid supporters.
Tom Hastings: The Art of the Deal? Feh. The US, the people of planet Earth, and future generations have never had such a poor negotiator who puts his ego ahead of everything.
Tom Hastings: We can take the first steps back from the ledge very soon, on November 6, election day, if we might like to regain our balance, our democracy, our power as citizens.
Tom Hastings: To create more jobs, to create more educational opportunities for our young people, vote for candidates who will cut military spending and increase education.
Tom Hastings: I am sickened by Putin and his murderous ways—killing journalists, arresting gays, defending chemical weapons-user Bashir al-Assad, etc.—but Trump loves a strongman.
Tom Hastings: Don’t dare compare? We must. The Nazi rise in Germany only happened because ‘good’ Germans kept their heads down and enjoyed the relief from the starvation and extreme poverty of the 1920s that Hitler brought them.
Tom Hastings: Some of the most powerful boycotts in nonviolent history occurred in the New England colonies against the British Crown.
Tom Hastings: OK, if you are the brutal authoritarian ruler of Russia and you want more global power, what is your fantasy about your enemies in the US, Canada, and the European Union?
Tom Hastings: If you have a device such as a phone, a laptop, any notebook or tablet, Trump is stepping on you. He is driving up the price and possible dragging down the quality of what you can purchase and use. Thanks, Dear Leader.
Tom Hastings: Fortunately for the fate of the world, Kim Jong-un decided it was an opportunity to make serious gains for his iron rule and played Trump like the Nero fiddle he is.
Tom Hastings: The list of impeccably clean politicians may not be long, but those as corrupt as Blagojevich and Trump is a short but filthy one.
Tom Hasting: Our swampy guy in the White House is more surreal by the day. Along the lines of Benito Mussolini, he is claiming to clean up corruption—his primary campaign promise—even as he practices it on a daily basis.
Tom Hastings: We have an Oval Office Autocrat who governs in the persona of a decidedly unfunny insult comic, but when it comes back at him, he folds like the craven coward he is. Typical fat fifth-grade boy bully pattern.