More Bad News for Trump

Two great articles from The New York Times and Politico this weekend detailed the turmoil inside and surrounding the Trump campaign. On Saturday, The New York Times published an in-depth account of the futility of reigning in Donald Trump and keeping him on message: Advisers who once hoped a Pygmalion-like transformation would refashion a crudely effective political showman into a plausible … Continue reading More Bad News for Trump

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Obama’s Political Chessboard

Today, as Donald Trump continues his futile war of words with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, President Obama called on Republicans to withdraw their support of Trump: “The question they have to ask themselves is: If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still … Continue reading Obama’s Political Chessboard

Minnesota Muslim Harasser Finds Hero in Donald Trump

We often hear that Donald Trump expresses what many conservatives have felt for some time — that he is a voice for the "silent majority." He is also the political embodiment of the vile hatred that some conservatives have unleashed out loud for years, and his rhetoric is only going to make things worse. For … Continue reading Minnesota Muslim Harasser Finds Hero in Donald Trump

The Republican War on Spelling and Grammar

Grammar enthusiasts on Twitter ridiculed Donald Trump this morning for a tweet that broke three basic spelling and grammar rules. The tweet, which has since been deleted (although screenshots will ensure that it lives forever), read (emphasis mine): Looks to me like the Bernie people will fight. If not, there blood, sweat and tears was a … Continue reading The Republican War on Spelling and Grammar

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Ted Cruz

April 26 was rough for Ted Cruz. First, his bungling attempt at an alliance with opponent John Kasich failed to net either of them a win in "Super Tuesday 4," when Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were up for grabs. Instead, Donald Trump delivered crushing blows in each of the five states. And now … Continue reading Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Ted Cruz

Paul Ryan Face Plants

David Dayen has some harsh (and fair) criticism of Paul Ryan's work as Speaker of the House so far: By the end, Boehner had come to hate the House Freedom Caucus, the far-right cabal that brought on his ouster through its relentless opposition to compromise. But Ryan merely fears the Freedom Caucusers, unwilling to cross … Continue reading Paul Ryan Face Plants

Donald Trump and Conspiracies

Robert Mackey writes about one of Donald Trump's latest conspiracy theories: that Hillary Clinton hired actors to impersonate Bernie Sanders supporters protesting Trump's rallies. THREE WEEKS AGO, when Donald Trump called off a rally in Chicago because hundreds of protesters managed to crash the party, a more introspective candidate might have asked himself what he had … Continue reading Donald Trump and Conspiracies

A Split Ticket is the Best the GOP Can Hope For

Let me start with something I believe is all but certain: If Donald Trump does not win the Republican nomination, he will run as an Independent. According to a new Suffolk University / USA Today national poll, 68 percent of Trump loyalists say they would vote for Trump if he were to run as an Independent. … Continue reading A Split Ticket is the Best the GOP Can Hope For