Gary Brown: Mr. Trump the Baby Face from the Nineties is now Mr. Trump the Heel, who stands in the wrestling arena of presidential politics and serves up Twitter trash about stupid people, horrible people, ugly people, talentless people, and Mexican rapist people.
Heather Gautney: Bernie has long-understood that women’s struggles can’t be compartmentalized into issue-silos. That’s why he’s long-eschewed counterfeit gestures of “gender diversity”—in favor of genuine social equality.
Kathleen Wallace: It was all kind of humorous, except for the fact that their most dogged survival of the dimmest (but richest) is currently hurting so many.
Lila Garrett: If Trump gets his way, the children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants from south of the border will no longer be Americans. Off with the head of the 14th Amendment.
Christina Forrester: Try as the Republicans may to gain ground, the party’s challenges are only severely escalating given the mass exodus of Christian voters who are bucking the traditional conservative stronghold.
Randy Shaw: Is this summer the start of something bigger? And will progressive discontent be subordinated to the 2016 presidential race, or can it drive and shape the national Democratic ticket?
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: What started with name-calling–Mexican immigrants as rapists, criminals, disease carriers, and most recently “anchor babies”–has evolved into an immigration plan that deport all undocumented persons and rescind birthright citizenship.
Brent Budowsky: The Sanders presidential campaign, more than any other campaign in either party, has drawn large crowds and huge support from small donors.
Joseph Palermo: The most potent ideas for addressing the urgent problems facing the country don’t come out of the air-conditioned offices of the American Enterprise Institute, but arise from the kind of unity of thought and action the Sanders campaign embodies.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Trump’s tirades on anchor babies and repealing the 14th amendment’s birthright citizenship clause have the GOP presidential campaign clown car in overdrive. As the rest of the field scrambles to double down on its racist appeal to red meat Middle America all people of color are targeted by this rhetoric of criminalization.
Michael T. Hertz: When the Blue Nation Review article was published on August 19, about 75,000 people had already said they wanted to attend the rally.
Vijay Prashad: Gentleness and humaneness are mistaken for weakness in the Republican Party. The ridiculous exaggerations of manliness on display at the debate are necessary.
Tina Dupuy: The GOP needs to stop using Mexican immigrants to get angry white people to vote for them. Angry white people will already vote for them.