In excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book, What Happened, she recounts the second presidential debate of 2016. On the stage, Donald Trump and Clinton were both provided with chairs, but Trump strangely never sat down. So while Clinton was answering questions, Trump meandered through the background, performing the most memorable photo-bomb in American history.
A Reuters / Ipsos poll conducted August 18-21 asked American adults whether Confederate monuments (1) “should remain in all public spaces” or (2) “should be removed from all public spaces.” 54 percent want them all to stay. Only 27 percent want them all to go.
Ten days ago, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona released a book called Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle. The title is obviously taken from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 classic. But the subtitle gives you a better idea of what the book is about. The “destructive politics” of the subtitle is the nasty, dishonest populism that is all about winning, winning, winning. The “principle” we are supposed to “return” to consists of (1) internationally free markets and (2) basic human decency.
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