Irene Monroe: This election year we have a candidate who’s turned hate speech into a campaign platform. In response, I’m taking Michelle’s advice and directing it toward another first lady. They can go low, but I’m going “with her.”
Steve Hochstadt: The varying stories put out by the Trump campaign about the speech typify the complete disinterest in truth that is central to Trump’s entire life.
Edward Wasserman: Although the sentiments of working hard and keeping promises are commonplace, the disputed wordings are practically identical, and any claim that the similarities are accidental is the kind of thing a fourth-grade teacher would laugh out of class.
Larry Wines: I’m from Eastern Europe, so ollie-ollie-oxen-free, Ollie, and there won’t be any more Stan to claim it’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into because Donald never admits to getting into a mess.
Sharon Kyle: The First Lady made headlines after being interrupted as she was giving a talk at a D.C. fundraiser.
Urban farming is taking root because it makes sense. It conserves dwindling water supplies, makes little plots of land productive, reduces food bills, provides healthy produce free of salmonella and chemicals and gets people off the couch and in motion.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: What is truly exceptional about Florida is that its Latino population is just as split; if there is one state where the balance of the presidency hangs on Latinos it is Florida.
Robert Illes: And so we come to Mitt and mini-Mitt’s last chance to win in 2012: stopping enough potential Democratic voters from voter. Or make it incredibly confusing just to register.
Brent Budowsky: At the Democratic convention, the First Lady hit a grand slam for a nation searching for the wisest road to a better future and a party seeking the confidence of a nation that has lost faith in the politics of our times.
Ezili Dantò: Obama will most likely win again because denial is easier than the hard reality of Obama’s betrayal of Main Street and championing of corporate welfare for Wall Street.
Robert Reich: The sad truth is Obama has never really occupied the high ground on campaign finance. He refused public financing in 2008. Once president, he didn’t go to bat for a system of public financing.
Brent Budowsky: Elizabeth Warren is the honorable, principled, unbought, unbossed and incorruptible champion of the men and women of the 99 percent.
Gareth Porter: President Barack Obama has sided with U.S. military and Defence Department officials in rejecting a proposal by the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan for a U.S. apology for last weekend’s attack,