When Donald Trump announced he was running for president last June, the Huffington Post, unlike most of the media, didn't exactly go gaga over him. In fact, as a sign they weren't taking him seriously, HuffPo decided to post all Trump news on their Entertainment page.
That changed this week, when Huffington Post moved Trump from the Entertainment page to the Political page. Smart move. Because Donald Trump's not funny anymore. He's no longer a joke. He's a serious candidate for president, he's leading in the polls, and he's perhaps the most divisive, dangerous, racist candidate in our history. Not even George Wallace came close.
Trump's not alone, of course. He's standing on a platform of hatred -- against minorities, immigrants, women and gays -- which the Republican Party has been building for years. Even today, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz want to allow only Christian refugees from Syria to enter the U.S. And 31 governors, mostly Republicans, have closed their borders to all Syrian refugees.