Tag: Presidential Race
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.
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.
When the presidential candidates vowed on Sunday to eliminate the “carried-interest” loophole, they left out some important context. The only thing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seemed to agree upon in last Sunday's debate—indeed, one of the few substantive policy exchanges they had—was the need to eliminate a tax benefit that collectively saves private equity, real estate, and venture capital partners billions of dollars each year. But their exchange might have left viewers confused about the issue, not least because it included several misleading insinuations, particularly on the part of Trump.
“Some people are using whatever they can in order to get attention in the media and to address a very limited group of voters within their party.”