Carl Matthes: Questions relating to presidential candidates releasing their tax returns do not go away like “water off a duck’s back.”
Ellen Brown: “Print the money” has been called crazy talk, but it may be the only sane solution to a $19 trillion federal debt that has doubled in the last 10 years. The solution of Abraham Lincoln and the American colonists can still work today.
Berry Craig: It looks like a lot of Americans who pack union cards also see Trump for the union-busting grifter that he is.
Claude Fischer: Most critically for those concerned about the swelling population of undocumented residents in the U.S., the escalation of border enforcement reduced the flow of migrants already in the U.S. back to Mexico and then additionally reduced the numbers going back to the U.S. after that first return. Instead, the undocumented stayed on this side. Bigger Wall
Natalie Davis: Children are listening and taking cues from what they see and hear reported in the mainstream media, which routinely give the lion’s share of their coverage—nearly $2 billion in free media attention so far—to Trump.
Berry Craig: I’ve never heard anybody call a “fart” a “trump” in my neck of the Bluegrass State woods. Nonetheless, count me in for transplanting “trump” from Old World to New. Trump Means Fart
John Peeler: If Trump is denied the nomination and walks out with a large chunk of his followers, what will be left without Trump is a rump, competitive only in the most conservative states and districts.
Edward Wasserman: So he has genuine followers, and he deserves credit for giving voice to their frustration. But his ability to reach that constituency has been a service done for him by the media.
Mel Gurtov: They have no principles, no scruples, only a skewed sense of party loyalty that communist party apparatchiks would surely appreciate.
Sue Wilson: Senko’s film shows over time how her open-minded Kennedy Democrat father transformed into a raging right-winger after excessive exposure to Talk Radio and Fox News.
Steve Hochstadt: Liberals worry that Trump is a fascist, with comparisons to Mussolini and Hitler. Establishment Republicans denounce him as an insincere conservative. Trumpism
Steven Singer: When thousands of these Muslims, Latinos, women, black people, etc. showed up at his rally in Chicago last night, Trump took a bold stance… and ran away.
Steve Hochstadt: Trump’s he-man pose, combined with his attacks on women aimed at their sexuality, might well energize some men, especially white men, who feel they have lost their dominance in the modern world.