Tag: Hillary Clinton
There's much to genuinely be thankful for this Thanksgiving, for sure. Yet there's also so much to be vocal about, and fight against. So while Thanksgiving can typically be somewhat stressful in simply dealing with one's family members and relatives, take time to reflect upon and appreciate your loved ones—and recognize the importance of standing up for the rights of so many others. On the heels of such a polarizing and divisive presidential election, below are some lighthearted, useful tips on how to perhaps best navigate this year's celebratory feast. Happy Thanksgiving.
Long before Hillary Clinton became the fifth presidential candidate in history to lose an election despite winning the popular vote, a movement had already emerged endeavoring to change how presidential elections are decided and operated—in theory, giving each voter a true stake in one of the most fundamental elements of democracy by empowering state legislatures to effectively nullify the current electorate system and decide the victor solely according to the populous vote. Already 11 states, including New York, have passed legislation to join the national popular vote compact. Collectively, these states represent 165 electoral votes, placing them only 105 shy of reaching the 270 threshold for the race to be decided.
A week is not enough time to absorb the impact of this historically divisive presidential election. It’s natural to be reeling, considering how wrong the polls were about Hillary Clinton’s prospects and how the outcome could harm the planet, let alone the country. This shock is how I felt watching the electoral returns in 1972 when President Richard Nixon obliterated the anti-Vietnam War candidate Sen. George McGovern from South Dakota.
November 14 marks a very special lunar event. Tonight, the moon will be the closest it’s been to the Earth in nearly 69 years. Dubbed a “Supermoon,” or even a “Super-DuperMoon” by some, this extraordinary moon is currently full, and in perigee—its closest approach to Earth since Jan. 26, 1948. It will not orbit this close to our planet again until 2034. Typically, the moon encircles our beloved blue-green orb of ocean and land and oxygen and life at about 238,855 miles. Tonight, this illuminating lunar satellite will be approximately 221,524 miles away. Consequently, this super-close flyby will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter in the nighttime sky.
Nostradamus has been credited with foretelling nearly every major tumultuous historical event in the past 450 years, from epic floods, apocalyptic fires and massacres to the ascension of Napoleon and Adolf Hitler—the latter referred to as “Hister” in his texts; both interpreted to be the first two of three antichrists he foresaw—the world wars, September 11, 2001 terror attacks and destruction of the World Trade Center. A recent analysis of several of Nostradamus’ quatrains has many now believing that the legendary prophet has also indeed predicted billionaire-turned-realty TV personality-turned-U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump’s stunning clenching of the 2016 presidential election—as well as its apocalyptic aftermath.
as the evening wore on, their heir of confidence began to shatter—piece-by-piece, state-by-state. Trump captured Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. Clinton’s chances started to shrink as her firewall in states like Michigan and Wisconsin turned out to be more brittle than impenetrable.
Thousands of protestors took to the streets of cities across the United States Wednesday to voice their anger, frustration and dismay about President-Elect Donald Trump's triumphant bid for the White House the night before. Holding signs declaring "Disband The Electoral College" and "Liberty And Freedom From Hate - No Trump," among countless other messages, and shouting chants such as "Donald Trump, go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay!" to "Not My President!" mass demonstrations erupted in New York City, Oakland, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., and others, continuing into Thursday morning.
Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential election to her bitter rival Donald Trump Wednesday morning, telling supporters gathered at The New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan that the Constitution “enshrines a peaceful transition of power” and offering to work with her opponent on behalf of uniting the country. Just before noon Clinton emerged publicly for the first time since her election night defeat had become official. She was wearing a black pantsuit with purple lapels—perhaps her own way of demanding that a deeply fractured America of red and blue states come together.
With the vitriolic presidential election careening toward a welcomed end, Long Island Muslims interviewed over the course of the final weeks of the race say they’re motivated, perhaps more than ever, to flock to the polls.