Nomination

Frontrunning: July 19

  • Turkey's Erdogan recounts night of coup, mulls death penalty (AP)
  • Dissidents Silenced, GOP Convention Turns Attacks on Clinton (WSJ)
  • U.S. police deaths build momentum for law to treat attacks as hate crimes (Reuters)
  • Police across US patrolling in pairs after ambush attacks (AP)
  • UK will not invoke EU Article 50 this year, government lawyer says (Reuters)

How Aristocracies Benefit Both From Racism And From Anti-Racism

In theocratic Iran, the clergy determine what final choices the public will have; in aristocratic-dictatorial US, the aristocracy do. Bigotry, and its natural response – anti-bigotry – both advance the cause of the aristocracy, anywhere. It’s not just divide-and-conquer. It’s also redirect-and-distract.

After Eight Years Of "Hope And Change", Voters Are Angry

Eight years ago, Barbara Conley was one of the millions of Americans swept up in Barack Obama's promises of hope and change when he accepted the Democratic nomination at a packed football stadium a few miles from her home in the Denver suburbs. But those optimistic days are unrecognizable to Conley now.

Anti-Trump Dissidents Disrupt Convention, Fail To Stop Nomination

In a brief period of excitement (especially for completely unbiased John Harwood), Republican factions trying to stop Donald Trump's nomination noisily disrupted a vote on party convention rules. But, as The Hill reports, the Republican National Committee ignored the outcry from the angry delegates and adopted the convention's rules by a voice vote, rebuffing shouts by those looking to mount a last-ditch effort to sink Donald Trump. FOX reports the Trump camp is said to be "livid" at the revived push.

Trump's Shocking Surge Continues: Ties Hillary In Latest NYT Poll

Following yesterday's chaotic polling data, the latest NYT/CBS poll provides a post-email-gate reality check as Hillary Clinton's 6-point lead has evaporated leaving Trump tied nationwide, leading the "reckless" former secretary of state on the economy and jobs, trade, and national security. Perhaps more worrying for the Clinton campaign is the rise in negativity with 67% of voters saying she is not honest and trustworthy.

Full Text Of Bernie Sanders' Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton

I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years. I remember her as a great first lady who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play as she helped lead the fight for universal health care. I served with her in the United States Senate and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of children.

Nomi Prins: Trump Wins (Even If He Loses)

Early on in his presidential bid, Donald Trump began touting his anti-establishment credentials. When it worked, he ran with it. It was a posture that proved pure gold in the Republican primaries, and was even, in one sense, true. After all, he’d never been part of the political establishment nor held public office, nor had any of his family members or wives. His actual relationship to the establishment is, however, complex in an opportunistic way.

 

US Supreme Court Justice: "If Trump Wins, It's Time To Move To New Zealand"

In what we can assume was a joke, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that if Donald Trump wins the presidential election, she’ll consider moving.  In an interview with The New York Times published Sunday, the Supreme Court justice, whose peers traditionally avoid political topics like the plague, said her husband, who died in 2010, would have said, "Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand."

Sanders To Back Clinton, Trump May Announce VP In Coming Days

Tomorrow Hillary Clinton will be speaking in New Hampshire and she will be joined by Bernie Sanders. Expectations are for Sanders to endorse Hillary as we inch closer to election time. The support from Sanders is expected to be on the common ground of improving America (whatever that means). Additionally, Donald Trump said Monday that he expects to decide on his vice presidential pick by the end of the week and that he is leaning toward a "political" pick rather than a "military" one.

Can The EU Survive As A Prison? Who Has The Keys?

Jean-Claude Juncker and Angela Merkel want to make the EU a prison. The Eurozone was designed as a prison from the beginning. But the cat is finally out of the bag. And voters know they have the key.

In Clinton Case, Obama Administration Nullifies 6 Criminal Laws

If we are a nation “of laws, not of men”, then Ms. Clinton will be prosecuted, at least through the grand jury stage, on (at least) those grounds. The decision regarding her innocence or guilt will be made by jurors, not by the broader public - and also not by the nation’s Executive: the President and his appointed Administration. That is what it means for a government to be a functioning democracy. Any government which violates this principle - that it is “of laws, not of men [including women]” - is not functioning as a democracy: it’s something else.

Trump Takes Aim At The Global Elite

"The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples... Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again."

Explaining Social Anger, Brexit, Donald Trump In One Chart

Voters are angry. Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Nigel Farage, UKIP, and the AfD party in Germany have all been accused of stirring up anger and hatred. But anger is not the problem. None of those individuals or political parties are the problem. Income inequality, the shrinking middle class, angry voters, and the rise of extreme political parties are all symptoms of the real problem: Central banks and their inflationary policies.