Berry Craig: Jobs? Trump, the narcissistic, neo-Know Nothing GOP presidential nominee, has yet to reveal anything remotely resembling a comprehensive jobs plan.
Walter Brasch: If given an opportunity, as Sanders and others have proposed, most skilled workers in the fossil fuel industry would leave the mines and the oil and gas fields to be re-trained for jobs in the cleaner renewable energy fields.
Ted Vaill: It appears that Donald Trump has violated this statute by suggesting to his followers, many of who are gun-toting right wing fanatics, that they might take the law into their own hands and try to kill Hillary Clinton
Richard Eskow: The Gettysburg address, it wasn’t. Donald Trump’s acceptance speech clocked in at one hour and 15 minutes, and that’s not counting the time dilation effect demagoguery can produce in some observers.
Robert Nelson: Hitler, Mussolini and Franco all had ethnic scapegoats — Jews, Roma and Slavs. Today, Trump’s scapegoats are Muslims, Mexicans and Asians. Gay bashing remains a unifying theme for all fascists, bridging nearly a century of right-wing ideology.
Robert Reich: Exclusive patriotism tells us to fear foreign terrorists in our midst — even though almost every terrorist attack since 9/11 has been perpetrated by American citizens or holders of green cards living here for a decade or more.
Berry Craig: It’s crucial that Hillary keep hammering home the fact that Donald Trump is as phony as his orange-is-the-new blonde hair hue. That’s especially so on issues vital to those of us who pack union cards.
Lawrence Rosenthal: There is an irony in this referendum having stamped the British future so heavily. It is disproportionately the work of an older generation that will not have to live with its long-term consequences.
Larry Wines: When a few old fat white guys find a way to climb atop something that puts them above the soccer fan crowds — where they artlessly pull off their clothes — they transform into old, fat, naked white guys that command the cameras.
Lance Simmens: Donald Trump has shown himself to be simply overmatched by the magnitude of the issues that he will be expected to deal with. He has exhibited a disdain, if not outright rejection, of the notion that complex decisions require careful examination of potential consequences.
Steve Ybarra: Trumpet’s attacks against African Americans are couched in attacks on welfare. A lesson he learned from another racist sexist thug, Ronald RayGun. President Business
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.