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Weapon Of Self-Destruction

The war left two political vacuums. One is in Iraq, where the post-Saddam government can barely hold its own against ISIS and other sectarian forces. The other is in the United States. The war discredited Republican management of the presidency. George W. Bush devoted six years to a massive policing and nation-building project, and he failed. His failure destroyed the GOP’s self-confidence and led many Americans to turn away, embracing alternatives on the left and right.

Read Here – Slate

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Why Is The US Presidential Race So Close?

Many people around the world are probably wondering why Hillary Clinton – who is obviously more prepared and better suited for the American presidency than her opponent, Donald Trump – isn’t waltzing to victory. Many Americans share the world’s bewilderment.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

The Big Question About Donald Trump’s Rise In The Polls

Up to this point, the prospect of Trump entering the White House had been a distant one. Now that it has become a genuine possibility, there could well be a counterreaction. And if Trump were to take a lead in the polls, this response could be a substantial one. Some people who have been flirting with voting for Trump, never thinking he could win, could change their minds. More important, a lot of progressives and independents who were thinking of voting for a thirty-party candidate, or of not voting at all, could switch to Clinton in order to keep Trump out. That could tip the race back in Clinton’s direction.

Read Here – The New Yorker

Is the Trump Bounce For Real?

Is the Donald Trump convention bounce for real? Trump certainly thinks so. “We had, I believe, the largest bump in the history of convention,” the GOP presidential nominee boasted Monday night at a campaign event in North Carolina.

Read Here – Politico

 

Obama Says World Leaders “Rattled” By Trump

World leaders are “rattled” by Donald Trump’s rise, President Barack Obama said here at the G-7 summit, but he remains confident the Republican nominee will lose in November despite the growing turmoil in his own party.

Read Here – Politico

Mr Trump And His Scandals

The 2016 U.S. presidential election could be the most scandal-plagued match-up since James Blaine’s allegedly corrupt business deals squared off against Grover Cleveland’s alleged illegitimate child in 1884.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Donald Trump Rolls On

Donald Trump supercharged his hostile takeover of the Republican Party on Super Tuesday, scoring big wins in at least seven states as he threatened to break away from his GOP rivals in the delegate chase.

Read Here – Politico

The Alarming Candidates

If (Donald) Trump is the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton is chosen by the Democrats, the 2016 election may seem like a distorted, vulgar repetition of 1964: a contest between a Republican who scares and repels people, including Republicans, and a Democrat whom many voters, including Democrats, don’t like or trust, leading to an outcome that may change the electoral map again.

Read Here – The New Yorker

Barack Obama’s Heir

By winning over the black voters who rejected her in 2008, Hillary Clinton may clinch the Democratic nomination—and inherit the coalition built by the president who defeated her.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Bill Clinton Goes On The Attack

For all their strengths—all their accomplishments and good intentions—there has always been a less attractive side of the Clintons. They can’t fathom why anybody would challenge their motives, doubt their veracity, or criticize their policies. The Clintons’ self-conceptions are yoked to their sense of public service and joint commitment to making lives better—and they believe their ends justify their means.

Read Here – The Atlantic

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