Tag: Donald Trump
The reality TV star formally received the presidential nomination when the Republican National Committee, through some creative maneuvering, allowed New York State to pledge its delegates out of order. Donald Trump will formally accept the nomination during a speech on Thursday. Trump's nod fueled supporter celebrations and concerns among some religious and immigration groups.
Hofstra University will host the first presidential debate between presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton at its Hempstead, NY campus in September. The school has hosted two presidential debates in the past, in 2008 and 2012.
The arsenal of diabolical methods Orwell envisioned to sustain this nightmarish society re-appears in the campaign playbook of the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party in 2016. While Donald Trump is in the bluster phase—insults, taunts, bullying, harangues—can you imagine a Trump presidency with the gloves off?
Like any monumentally important milestone, turning 40 got me thinking about who I am and what I know. I realized that the older I got, the less I knew. I’m less sure about things I knew for certain when I was 30. At 20, life was a no-brainer.
Hundreds have died in the last month in predominantly Muslim countries: 41 at an airport in Turkey, 250 in Iraq, 20 at a cafe in Bangladesh. It's all come during what’s considered one of the holiest of Islamic holidays. Additionally, all the bloodshed and loss of life came during what’s considered one of the holiest of Islamic holidays: Ramadan.
On Sunday, 50 people were shot in Orlando. And my priorities came into focus. I am a one-issue voter. My issue is guns. My candidate is Hillary. As she stands to accept the nomination as the first woman ever to become the presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States, it occurs to me that Hillary is not just the best candidate despite being a woman, but because she is.
What began as a simple humanitarian mission quickly evolved into a spiritual exploration in which the couple met strangers who would become life-long friends, not crazed terrorists, and discovered how the simplest of deeds can be met with boundless expressions of gratitude.
Sanders' campaign has already moved the Democratic Party, and its presumptive nominee, to the left. Clearly, one cannot expect Clinton to stay there without sustained pressure from this newly mobilized left—given her history and the Obama administration's neo-liberal policies—but the groundwork and mobilization to do that is now possible.
The real estate mogul and ex-reality TV star’s convincing win—garnering more than 50-percent of the votes—was not unexpected, with various polls predicting that Trump would drub his closest rival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and distant challenger, Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
No matter what happens, for two weeks New York was front and center in the political world, giving the rest of the nation a unique opportunity to see what it means for candidates to come face-to-face with voters here.