The last presidential nominee of the Republican Party stepped out in public with a stinging tongue-lashing for the party's front-running candidate for president, warning of not only their party's welfare, but also lasting damage to the nation's future should this man win.
Donald Trump all but declared war (once again) on the media this week, after they actually did their jobs and investigated whether Trump had made good on his claims of donating millions to veterans' charities.
American politics already delves into every aspect of a candidate's life. Do we really need to pry into personal tax returns as well? And what do we really learn when we do? Not much.
Predatory for-profit education is a scam that works so well that Donald Trump is far from the only celebrity, or politician, to invest in it. While some for-profit college operators are honest and do a good job training students for careers, many of the biggest operators have engaged in behavior quite similar to what is alleged to have occurred at Trump University.
Voters have the right to know if Donald dodged taxes every year, just like he did in 1978 and 1979, while he routinely used public services like bankruptcy court that other taxpayers faithfully paid for with their IRS payments.
The Donald Trump infection is a relatively new strain of superbug called trumpococcus teapartius. It is highly resistant to antibiotics or reason, so the body politic must rely on its white cells to fight off the infection.
Trump only likes veterans when he thinks they can give him PR cover -- like when he needed a reason to duck a debate moderated by Megyn Kelly, leading to his sham fundraiser for veterans.
There is no better show on TV. There is no more entertaining character on the Internet. The only problem is that he's running for president. But what if we make a deal?
The coalescence of the Republican leadership around Donald Trump may be happening slightly quicker than expected, but it was entirely predictable. Turns out that for many Republicans #NeverTrump actually meant, "on balance we would prefer somebody like Marco Rubio, but we will support pretty much anybody who is not a Clinton or an Obama."
When the rich like Trump do badly, they get more money. When low-wage workers faithfully perform their jobs, Trump says, "Give them less money!"
With six months before the general election, Clinton of course can't take anything for granted, but if trends among women, minorities and moderates continue in this direction, these voters could feasibly launch her to the White House with an electoral landslide not seen since Reagan in 1980.
Who made Donald Trump possible, even inevitable?
For several years now there has been a fight within the Republican Party, pitting establishment Republicans against movement conservatives.
The question for many Republicans now is how can they embrace a candidate who is not a true conservative, and whose extensive use of personal attacks has dragged the campaign into the gutter?
The story is circulating this weekend that high-level operatives in the Republican Party are preparing a third-party candidacy to challenge Donald Trump and the winner of the Democratic nomination in the general elections this fall. Such a candidacy would be a mistake for two major reasons.
It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.