Years from now, bright-eyed children will look up at Grandma or Grandpa and ask, "Where were you when they nominated Donald Trump?" Far too many prominent Republicans will have to hang their heads in shame.
Like certain other politicians this election season, conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter appears to have come down with a bout of sudden-onset populism.
How do you nail a blob of mercury to the wall? That's a problem the Democratic nominee will have to solve in running against Donald Trump, most of whose positions on major issues are, shall we say, elusive.
The Donald Trump rampage -- still hard to believe, after nearly a year -- is a symptom of something deeper and more profound: the Republican Party's slide into complete incoherence.
Don't call it strategy, call it strategery: Ted Cruz and John Kasich are going to cooperate to attempt to deny Trump the Republican nomination.
One of the more absurd things being said about the Donald Trump phenomenon is that the media created it. For the record, we didn't.
Refusing to descend to his level is a grave mistake. You have to get down and dirty, get under his skin, call him names. You have to worry less about running a campaign the nation can be proud of and more about running a campaign that wins, even if it wins ugly.
Donald Trump's shocking transformation from reality-show host to Republican presidential front-runner is not some random and bizarre twist of fate. It grows from the failure of our political system to adapt to demographic change, economic disruption and a reorganizing world.
"It's all been decided, apparently," the GOP candidate said this week. "The pundits have made it all, we don't have to go vote, I guess. I should stop campaigning maybe, huh?"
"Surely this time," the Republican establishment chorus cries with joy, "Donald Trump has gone too far!" Don't bet on it.