Brent Budowsky: Numerous polls suggest Trump’s politics of perpetual insults have created negative ratings so high among general election voters that both Clinton and Sanders could defeat him by epic landslide margins.
Walter Brasch: The Tea Party darling may have endorsed Trump not because of any ideological similarities, as both proclaimed, but because she needs media exposure.
Tom Hastings: Ted Cruz wants to be a war criminal. I wish him luck. I hope he has a nice run for Grand Dragon of the Free Willies Republic of Texas.
Caroline Heldman: Nikki Haley might even help distract voters from the overt sexism now displayed in the Republican presidential nomination race.
John Peeler: The Wall Street and Main Street elite of the Republican Party, having nurtured this white working class base since Reagan, are suddenly discovering that it has escaped their control.
Brent Budowsky: Many TV news organizations — led by CNN — have turned their campaign coverage into virtual infomercials for the Trump campaign that masquerade as news, supporting a reality television show personality who masquerades as a potential president.
Laura Finley: In addition to exercising more, spending more time with family and all the other things we vow to do annually, perhaps we can vow to take more seriously the call to reduce violence in all its forms.
H. Scott Prosterman: The beauty of Donald Trump is that he codifies EXACTLY what the Republican Party has come to represent since Reagan’s time: unapologetic racism, greed and investment in the war machine at the expense of all other sectors of the economy.
Brent Budowsky: Not since the days of the racist governors of the segregationist South has any American politician so embodied values that are alien to the American idea as Donald Trump does today.
Rivera Sun: If we live in a time when one of our presidential candidates does not seem to mind being compared to Hitler, then we must organize in such a way that we can be compared to Sophie Scholl and the White Rose.
Steve Hochstadt: The earlier comic Superman hid his vast strength under a meek disguise, but when it came time to rescue us, he boldly displayed his awesome powers. Trump has never toyed with humility, but only recently has he thrown off all disguise to reveal the truly superhuman Trump.
Carl A. Zimring: As President Barack Obama enters his final year in office, assertions of white identity as the organizing principle of domestic and foreign policy dominate the campaign to select his successor.
Rivera Sun: Today, as Islamophobia and anti-refugee rhetoric are whipping the American populace into a frenzy of fear, we need not wait until the eleventh hour to see where this type of discrimination leads.