Ron Fox: Was he rude and vulgar? Sure. But most voters are not enamored of someone who speaks like an academic (especially after 8 years of President Obama), probably know and love at least one person who’s rude or vulgar themselves, and are more interested in deeds and words.
Jaime O’Neill: The least of the least has a skillfully arranged mop of unnaturally blonde hair that sits atop his orange face, accenting the untanned white skin around his eyes, making him look like a raccoon in an alternate universe.
Dan Embree: TV commercials feature a woman in black leather leotard wielding a whip while actors resembling Roy Moore and Harvey Weinstein lead small children in healthy games.
John Peeler: No matter whether he is removed from office by impeachment or serves out his term, he has already put in place a fundamental change of course for this country, a shift that will take years, at best, to undo.
Winslow Myers: We pretend our nuclear weapons are good and theirs are bad, when the weapons are a mindless, heartless system that cares neither who occupies the moral high ground nor who “wins.”
Treva Brandon Scharf: You’d think bleak thoughts and fearing the worst would be counterproductive when it comes to health and wellness, but as studies show, negative thinking can work in your favor.
Charles Hayes: A look at Donald Trump and Sarah Palin offers a clear demonstration of the double standard and implicit gender bias at work in American politics.
Walter Brasch: Trump energized the disgruntled and disillusioned who believed they were ignored by the leadership of their party and who opposed just about anything the Obama administration tried to do.
Tom Hall: Trying to cling to power, the Republican Party will adopt the language of Democrats, Melania promised. Trying to cling to power, the Party of greed and exclusion will adopt progressive policies, Ivanka promised.
Carl Matthes: The very conservative religious right-wing, regardless of whether it’s vast or conspiratorial, is now the operating political force behind the man who would be president.
Joseph Palermo: The budget deficits Trump criticizes were the result of the reckless high-end tax cutting that have been a Republican fetish since Ronald Reagan. And Trump’s promise of more tax cuts and more de-regulation were some of the speech’s biggest applause lines.
Peter Dreier: If Woody Guthrie, America’s most revered troubadour for social justice, were still alive he would no doubt be celebrating his 104th birthday today by writing songs about Donald Trump’s attacks on immigrants, Muslims, the physically handicapped, and other groups and about the growing Black Lives Matter movement against police racism.
Richard W. Behan: So we must place into office, apparently, either a man of comparatively limited intelligence or a woman of compromised integrity—to be an unfit President, painfully deficient in public confidence.