Sikivu Hutchinson: One of my pet peeves is those who self-righteously claim that these fascist acts are “un-American”, when they are merely chickens coming home to roost.
Lance Simmens: Donald Trump is scary in so many ways, not the least of which is a childish obnoxiousness that begs adult supervision and discipline.
Michael T. Hertz: The corker of all stories came out today when Trump said that Clarence Thomas is very strong and consistent and his favorite member of the Supreme Court.
efore a cheering and whooping crowd in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Donald Trump, spewing the blustery rhetoric of a demagogue, declared that the United States should ban all Muslims from entering the country. He claimed to have Muslim friends who supported his position. He claimed that Muslims want “to change your religion.” He claimed that […]
Larry Wines: Throw in a media insider’s (reality TV star’s) understanding that lets you evoke “I’m-as-mad-as-hell-and-I’m-not-going-to-take-this-anymore,” the iconic Howard Beale from “Network,” and you get Donald Trump.
Ken Wolf: Perhaps we have never before in the history of our country seen such a clear, widespread and dramatic demonstration of angry immorality as we see in the 2015 Trump phenomenon.
Joseph Palermo: Who exactly from the Republican National Committee or the Republican-controlled Congress is going to step up to jettison Trump? Reince Priebus? Paul Ryan? Mitch McConnell? Mitt Romney? There’s no indication that the RNC or any prominent Republican figure can hit the brakes on the Trump clown car.
Brent Budowsky: GOP leaders and their smartest strategists are terrified because the campaign has entered a phase that promises to bring an intraparty bloodbath of epic proportions that could continue until the Republican national convention.
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?