Steven Singer: Astonishing are the chauvinistic and possibly illegal actions of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel—and the fact that no major Democrat of note is calling him out for any of it.
Robert Reich: If you’re sufficiently outlandish, outrageous, and outspoken, a lot of your publicity will be free. Since he announced his candidacy last June, Trump hasn’t spent any money at all on television advertising.
Berry Craig: Love doesn’t pull punches. “Imagine Ben Carson, but as a woman living in Kentucky, with all the atrocious political positions and appeals to white racists.
Vanessa Verduga: For a long time now, Hollywood has been disrespecting the Latino community and Trump’s appearance on the show was the icing on the cake—a cake that went flying right into the face of a lazy-stealing-Mexican-rapist-illegal-immigrant stereotype that Hollywood thinks is hilarious.
Robert Reich: I wanted my Republican friend’s take on the Republican candidates because I felt I needed a reality check. Was I becoming excessively crotchety and partisan, or are these people really as weird as they seem?
Leonard Isenberg: Sensing that they will never really have the power necessary to challenge the status quo, they mistakenly believe that glitzy tabloid Trump will look after them in his roll as defector from his ruling class. Alas, nothing could be further than the truth.
Darlene Lancer: It’s all or nothing with narcissists. For Donald Trump, there are winners, like himself, and losers, and he “doesn’t like to lose.”
Lance Simmens: The politics of fear, anger, frustration, cynicism, and simpleminded denial of complex, long-term thinking have fostered a parasite class of political opportunists who have no more concern for the well-being of either the country or the planet than the proverbial man in the moon.
Gary Corseri: Global Climate Change? Not a peep! As the US suffered through the hottest July in the record books, drought leaves actor-maniacs like Tom Selleck siphoning water from fire hydrants so he can keep his lawns shiny green… not a peep from our would-be Commanders-in-Chief, nor the media panel there to, er, “grill” them!
Ted Vaill: “I am very smart. I graduated first in my class at Wharton, the top school in the country.”
Brent Budowsky: If Trump tied the GOP in knots by prolonging the Republican nominating process, and prolonged the process of Republicans attacking Republicans, that would be a huge benefit for Hillary Clinton. Check that box.
Steve Hochstadt: We can discourage political littering by naming the litterbugs and choosing not to follow their example. Set an example for others; make positive contributions to our political community.
Michael Sigman: This time around, the joke is on the media who treat news about Trump the way TMZ treats “news” about the Kardashians.