Favorite Books of Recent Presidents, Including Trump

A president's reading list does reveal something about his leadership style, and way of thinking about the world. Donald Trump's list of favorite books makes his mind seem almost as shallow as his public persona. Aside from the books by him or about him, hack jobs against Obama or the Clintons, schemes on "how to... Continue Reading →

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Obama Advisor on Hillary’s Achilles Heel

“I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should have seen it coming, because when you distilled it, stripped out the racism and misogyny, we’d run against Hillary eight years ago with the same message Trump had used: She’s part of a corrupt establishment that can’t be trusted to bring change.” -- Ben Rhodes, advisor to... Continue Reading →

Greens, Libertarians, Pro-gun Democrats, FBI Director James Comey and Voting Restrictions May Have Cost Clinton the Election

Lesson for Democrats: advocating gun control can cost you Michigan, e Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and possibly a presidential election. Appealing to pro-gun Democrats and independents, the National Rifle Association took credit for Trump's 2016 victories in big hunting states. That, along with the abandonment of Clinton by anti-Trump Greens and Libertarians in states like Wisconsin... Continue Reading →

37 Reasons Hillary Lost. Misogyny Was At Least One

This meme offers 37 reasons Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. Susan Bordo contributes to understanding it with The Destruction of Hillary Clinton,  how the right and left vilified and brought down "an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate" through a combination of smears and misogyny. She compares the treatment of Hillary to that of Anne Boleyn,... Continue Reading →

10 Suspicions of a Hacked Election

We need to know more about "hacks" that could have changed the election result: Russian hacks: Did Russia install Trump as US President? (Newsweek).How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History  (Esquire). What are the connections, if any, between Trump aides or supporters and Russian hackers or Russian oligarchs? The NYTimes is... Continue Reading →

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