Berry Craig: Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandisement, vulgarity on an epic scale. He is the Ugly American in excelsis
Sam Husseini: The actual political correctness is how torture is used by war makers to get the tortured “evidence” they want to have a pretext for war and other hideous policies.
Michael Haas: Now, after the Paris massacre, Republican candidates are jumping on a bandwagon of opposition to receiving refugees from the Middle East.
Larry Wines: The Post says the insiders, in desperation, have launched a “Draft Romney” movement. It’s in response to Jeb Bush’s inability to get traction, along with a feeling that it just isn’t Marco Rubio’s time.
Walter Brasch: This past week, Lara Spencer, co-anchor of ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America,” snuggled up to Donald Trump.
Alvaro Huerta: While many political pundits, opponents and comics have reduced Trump to a caricature, based on his outrageous and boisterous claims, his critics and those who poke fun of him underestimate the inhumane consequences of a Trump presidency.
Walter Brasch: Although Biden explained his reasons, the media can now spend a few weeks asking the question, “But what if he had decided to run?” It passes as what the media now think is a deep and probing issue.
Lance Simmens: The quintessential dilemma facing Republican strategists at this point is how they will destroy their frontrunner without destroying the party. Further complicating the issue is whether or not a Trump implosion and subsequent retreat will not have the same effect on the health of the party.
Lila Garrett: If Trump gets his way, the children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants from south of the border will no longer be Americans. Off with the head of the 14th Amendment.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: What started with name-calling–Mexican immigrants as rapists, criminals, disease carriers, and most recently “anchor babies”–has evolved into an immigration plan that deport all undocumented persons and rescind birthright citizenship.
Alvaro Huerta: By viciously attacking Latino immigrants, Trump makes it crystal clear to one of the nation’s fastest growing demographic and key voting groups that they are not wanted in the GOP.
Steve Hochstadt: There is the conflict for Republican contenders. Should I pander to the hatreds of my most prejudiced primary voters?
Robert Reich: Friday’s jobs report shows an economy that’s still moving in the right direction but way too slowly, which is why Washington’s continuing obsession with the federal budget deficit is insane. Jobs and growth must come first.