Commentary (Professor Bill Schneider): The debate takeaway? We need a new way to vet presidential nominees

We heard Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump call Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, to her face, “a liar.” We heard Clinton say, flatly, “Donald Trump is not fit to be president or commander in chief.”

The two candidates who squared off in the debate Sunday night were not just challenging each other's views. They were attacking each other's fitness to serve. Trump even promised to have Clinton prosecuted if he is elected, saying, “She belongs in jail.”

Professor Neil Malamuth in the News: ‘Locker Room Banter’ or Far Worse? Trump’s Lewd Language, Analyzed by Psychologists

Trump’s bro-talk dehumanizes women, experts say. And they fear its repercussions if he’s elected president. (Photo: Getty Images)

“When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”

Professor Neil Malamuth in the News: ‘Locker Room Banter’ or Far Worse? Trump’s Lewd Language, Analyzed by Psychologists

Trump’s bro-talk dehumanizes women, experts say. And they fear its repercussions if he’s elected president. (Photo: Getty Images)

“When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”

(REUTERS) Even in bad times, Americans avoid angry candidates - by Professor Bill Schneider

Are Americans ready to elect an angry man to be president? 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is angry. He's angry about the way things are going in the country (“a disaster”). He's angry about President Barack Obama. He's angry about the media and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (“the best person in her campaign is the mainstream media”). Angry about trade. Angry about other countries taking advantage of the United States.  Angry about the Iran deal. Angry about everything.

Has Trump Hit the Limit? Professor Bill Schneider

For Donald Trump, the source of his support is the limit of his support. That’s typically the rule with highly divisive candidates. They say extreme and provocative things, which gets them the support of a hard-core base of enthusiasts. But it makes it difficult for them to expand their support because other voters are put off by them.

Hillary’s Win Will Not Be A Landslide

HUFFINGTON POST - By, Professor Bill Schneider

Don’t count on a landslide. 

As the presidential campaign enters the final stretch, two things are becoming clear. One is that Hillary Clinton is almost certain to win. Donald Trump suffers from sheer implausibility. It becomes more apparent every day that he is not qualified to be President by knowledge, experience or temperament. The other is that the election will be fairly close.

Arjay Miller

The UCLA Debate Union is incredibly proud to have Arjay Miller as one of its Distinguished Debate Alumni. He achieved more in one lifetime than many people would with fifty, and is an inspiration to all Bruins past and present.

Brian Wachler

One of the UCLA Debate Union’s most respected alumnus is Doctor Brian Boxer Wachler. A highly successful eye surgeon known as the “The Surgeon’s Surgeon”, Dr Wachler was an integral member of the UCLA Debate Union, and started his pattern of lifetime success at UCLA. While at UCLA, Brian not only excelled in his academics, but also as a debater and member of the UCLA rowing team.

Political Poison, by Professor Bill Schneider

HUFFINGTON POST - Donald Trump is injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream. He repeatedly advances wild conspiracy theories — the election is rigged, the press is out to get him, President Obama is a founder of ISIS. 

Professor Bill Schneider (REUTERS) Commentary: Trump's economic plan leaves everything up for grabs

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laid out his economic plan in Detroit on Monday. “I want to jump-start America,” Trump announced, “It can be done. And it won't even be that hard.”

Is it a coherent plan? Don't kid yourself. He's a deal-maker. Trump's stands on the issues are just starting positions. Everything is negotiable.

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