Professor Bill Schneider (REUTERS) Americans don’t think Trump is qualified. Why they elected him anyway.

“Up the Establishment!” That was the message voters sent when they elected Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. It was a message of anger and frustration – and defiance.

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Prof Bill Schneider (REUTERS) How Clinton could lose even as she wins

It's not enough to win the election. You also have to win the interpretation.

That's where your mandate comes from. What kind of mandate will Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton get if she wins? Much depends on her margin of victory. And her coattails.

Prof Bill Schneider: And you thought Washington was gridlocked before Comey’s letter. Just wait.

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News of another FBI review of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails may not change the outcome of the election. But it could poison a Clinton presidency.

At this stage of the campaign, most voters have made up their minds. More than 12 million early and absentee votes had already been cast when the new investigation was revealed. 

A Consciousness-Changing Moment, by Professor Bill Schneider

Can anything good come out of this appalling presidential campaign? Actually, yes. It’s already happening. We are witnessing a rare consciousness-changing moment in public life. Men and women have suddenly become conscious of the shocking reality of sexual assault.

Consciousness-changing moments are the events journalists live for, when a vivid experience transforms public awareness virtually overnight. I have witnessed several in my career.

Professor Greg Bryant in the news! NY Times: The Fake Laugh

Eavesdrop on any conversation or pay close attention to your own and you’ll hear laughter. From explosive bursts to muffled snorts, some form of laughter punctuates almost all verbal communication. Electronic communication, too, LOL.

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.”

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