Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) campaigned with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Monday, arguing that women "have had it" with Republican nominee Donald Trump's misogyny.
Speaking at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Warren sharply criticized Trump's boasts about sexually assaulting women, his disparaging remarks about women's appearances, and other sexist comments he's made over the years.
"Donald Trump aggressively disrespects more than half the human beings in this country," Warren said. "He thinks that because he has money, that he can call women fat pigs and bimbos. He thinks that because he is a celebrity that he can rate women's bodies from one to 10. He thinks that because he has a mouth full of Tic-Tacs, he can force himself on any women within groping distance."
"Well I've got news for you, Donald Trump. Women have had it with guys like you. And nasty women have really had it with guys like you," Warren continued. read more
Saying a candidate supports Trump is basically defamation, they argue. read more
Paul Krugman, New York Times: The presidential campaign is entering its final weeks, and unless the polls are completely off, Donald Trump has very little chance of winning -- only 7 percent, according to the Times' Upshot model. ... Everyone who endorsed Trump in the past owns him now; it's far too late to get a refund. And voters should realize that voting for any Trump endorser is, in effect, a vote for Trumpism, whatever happens at the top of the ticket. First of all, nobody who was paying attention can honestly claim to have learned anything new about Trump in the last few weeks. So any politicians who try after the election to distance themselves from the Trump phenomenon -- or even unendorse in these remaining few days -- have already failed the character test. They knew who he was all along, they knew that this was a man who should never, ever hold any kind of responsible position, let alone become president. Yet they refused to speak out against his candidacy as long as he had a chance of winning -- that is, they supported him when it mattered, and only distanced themselves when it didn't. That's a huge moral failure, and deserves to be remembered as such. read more
As the sun dropped behind the tree line at the Knob Creek Gun Range, the crowd of 8,500 began pressing forward against the fence that separated them from the objects of their fascination. The mostly white, mostly male spectators had traveled from all over to watch what Knob Creek has become famous for, its Saturday night machine gun shoot.
And while regulars to the machine gun shoot are still likely to vote for Trump, the ones we spoke to were not blind to his sinking poll numbers and had come to terms with the idea that the battle, still three weeks away, was already over.
"Trump can't win," said Steve, who wouldn't give his last name because he didn't want his house blown up (who he was afraid of wasn't clear).
Although the death penalty is still considered constitutional by the Supreme Court, Americans' appetite for this barbaric practice diminishes with each passing year.
The signs of capital punishment's impending demise are all around.
For the first time in nearly half a century, less than half of Americans said they support the death penalty. While that proportion has been going down for years, the loss of majority support is an important marker against state-sanctioned killing.
At the same time, executions and new death sentences are at historic lows, and each year they go lower.
While capital punishment is used rarely and only in some places, only a definitive ruling from the Supreme Court will ensure its total elimination.
The death penalty has escaped abolition before, but there are no longer any excuses: The nation has evolved past it, and it is long past time for the court to send this morally abhorrent practice to its oblivion.