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    diArticles feed for di, 01 Sep 2016 04:48:46 GMT for Node.jsamerican exceptionalism,politics,donald trump,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,undecided voters,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,african-americansthe national interest,politics,donald trump,campaign 2016donald trump,politics,curtis lemay,george wallacesenate,politics,nevada,harry reid,koch brothersdonald trump,politics,turnout,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,republicansearly and often,meg whitman,politicsstates,politics,medicaid,obamacaredonald trump,politics,catholicsthe national interest,politics,political correctnessdonald trump,politicspolitics,voting,hackers,hackspolitics,hillary clinton,democratscampaigns,politics,hillary clinton 2016,michelle kwan,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,republicans,landslideSyrian refugees,obama administration,Immigration,international affairs,politics,refugeesawful things,gun violence,Chicago,early and often,Racism,Donald Trump,politicspolitics,Maine,racism,racial profiling,Paul LePage<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton’s ‘American Exceptionalism’ Won’t Win Many Republican Votes]]>, 31 Aug 2016 20:50:10 GMT

    When she planned a big foreign-policy speech for a meeting of the American Legion in Cincinnati today, Hillary Clinton could not have possibly known that Donald Trump would suddenly step all over it with a strange day trip to Mexico.

    It may well be that the only thing...More »]]>Ed Kilgoreamerican exceptionalismpoliticsdonald trumphillary clinton<![CDATA[Undecided Voters Won’t Save Trump’s Bacon]]>, 31 Aug 2016 19:45:52 GMT

    As we drift toward Election Day with Hillary Clinton holding a not-so-big but relatively stable lead in the polls over Donald Trump, the arguments Trump supporters have for hoping the “real” contest is dead even are becoming familiar.

    There is Kellyanne Conway’s “shy Trump voter” theory, which has...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsundecided votershillary clinton<![CDATA[Why Trump’s ‘Black Outreach’ Is Backfiring]]>, 31 Aug 2016 14:58:39 GMT

    Donald Trump’s much-ballyhooed “outreach to African-Americans” doesn’t seem to be doing him much good among African-Americans, who are inclined to vote for his opponent in proportions nearly matching those achieved by the first African-American president, Barack Obama.

    There are a couple of reasons Trump’s “outreach” could be not...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsafrican-americans<![CDATA[Donald Trump Fleeing to Mexico, But Will Probably Return]]>, 31 Aug 2016 12:54:09 GMT

    Like many desperate Americans who have run out of options, Donald Trump is fleeing to Mexico. Trump’s run for the border is not a meticulously planned, Shawshank-style escape, but instead a last-minute jag, hastily announced last night with details being filled in, where he will be joined by...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpcampaign 2016<![CDATA[Trump and the George Wallace Tradition of Foreign Policy]]>, 30 Aug 2016 21:50:35 GMT

    Donald Trump’s act when it comes to domestic policy is pretty familiar, if not always predictable: Figure out what the most conservative white working-class people want. And so Trump stands in a long line of “populist” demagogues peddling a powerfully divisive rhetoric of resentment toward the combined power of liberal...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticscurtis lemaygeorge wallace<![CDATA[The Grudge Match to Succeed Harry Reid – and Control the Senate]]>, 30 Aug 2016 18:57:02 GMT

    If you look at the chart the fine folks at Cook Political Report put together for U.S. Senate races this fall, you immediately notice one lonely Democratic seat that is deemed vulnerable (a toss-up or “lean” race): in Nevada. You will also notice there are five Republican seats...More »]]>Ed Kilgoresenatepoliticsnevadaharry reidkoch brothers<![CDATA[Can Fear and Hate Turn Out the Vote As Much As Enthusiasm?]]>, 30 Aug 2016 16:45:25 GMT

    At this point in a presidential general-election cycle, we would normally be talking about the relative levels of “enthusiasm” for each major-party candidate as a potential contributor to turnout levels. Instead we are mostly talking about the antipathy of voters for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the two most...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsturnouthillary clinton<![CDATA[Clinton Getting Trounced in the Imaginary Election Against Somebody Other Than Trump]]>, 30 Aug 2016 15:29:09 GMT

    The more it looks like Donald Trump is in the process of losing the 2016 presidential contest to Hillary Clinton, the more anti-Trump Republicans are creating an alternative, imaginary election in which a nominee other than Trump is winning handily. This imaginary election is part of a project that will...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsrepublicans<![CDATA[‘Proud Republican’ Meg Whitman Hits the Campaign Trail for Hillary Clinton]]>, 30 Aug 2016 11:46:02 GMT

    Hewlett Packard CEO and big-name Republican fundraiser Meg Whitman made headlines earlier this month when she announced that she would support Hillary Clinton for president. Whitman also promised to donate to Clinton’s campaign and fundraise for her.

    Now Whitman is putting her mouth where her money is to...More »]]>Charley Lanyonearly and oftenmeg whitmanpolitics<![CDATA[If Obamacare Bombs, States Must Share the Blame]]>, 29 Aug 2016 22:31:30 GMT

    Now that there are renewed doubts about the workability of the private-insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, the president must again take the blame if things don’t work out as intended, right?

    Well, at most, that is half-right or maybe one-third right. The U.S. Supreme...More »]]>Ed Kilgorestatespoliticsmedicaidobamacare<![CDATA[Trump Has a Catholic Problem. But How Bad Is It?]]>, 29 Aug 2016 21:37:01 GMT

    For months the only publicly available breakouts of religious groups in presidential polling usually involved white evangelicals, a crucial demographic for Donald Trump in both the primaries and the general election.

    But now comes the Public Religion Research Institute with a more thorough set of religious slicing and...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticscatholics<![CDATA[Chicago and the Anti-Anti-P.C. Left]]>, 29 Aug 2016 20:03:39 GMT

    When I wrote a year and a half ago about the return of political correctness, I noticed the crucial role played by the notion of “safety.” Obviously, safety is a good thing, as — for that matter — are sensitivity and opposition to racism and sexism. The trouble...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticspolitical correctness<![CDATA[It’s Still August, But Trump Supporters Are Already Finding Mystical Signs That He Will Win]]>, 29 Aug 2016 18:54:42 GMT

    As I tried to explain over the weekend, there is an empirical case for the possibility that Donald Trump can yet win this presidential election. Indeed, as Nate Silver observed today, there is even a bit of a polling trend in his favor, though that could...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppolitics<![CDATA[Report: Foreign Hackers May Have Breached Two States’ Election Databases]]>, 29 Aug 2016 16:00:29 GMT

    And the hacks just keep on coming. A little more than two months out from Election Day, the FBI believes foreign hackers may have gained access to voter databases in Arizona and Illinois, reports Yahoo News. In Illinois, the cyberattackers reportedly downloaded the personal...More »]]>Jen Kirbypoliticsvotinghackershacks<![CDATA[Democrats Will Expect a President Clinton to Do the Impossible]]>, 29 Aug 2016 15:02:47 GMT

    At this climactic stage of the presidential contest, with some polls still too close for comfort and debates still ahead, it’s doubtful much of the brainpower of Team HRC is focused on what she will actually do if elected. But at Politico today there was a preview of...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticshillary clintondemocrats<![CDATA[Michelle Kwan Is Working for Hillary Clinton]]>, 29 Aug 2016 00:30:00 GMT

    In a modestly air-conditioned office space in a suburban strip mall in Arlington, Virginia, the Hillary volunteers are phone-banking. They are gathering around card tables and crammed into sofas and loveseats, beneath handmade signs and patriotic bunting, mostly retirees and college students, talking on cell phones and filling out paperwork,...More »]]>Marin Cogancampaignspoliticshillary clinton 2016michelle kwanhillary clinton<![CDATA[Don’t Count Out Trump Just Yet]]>, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:21 GMT

    Nobody serious is officially calling the presidential contest over. But as the summer nears its end, if Donald Trump is not yet toast, he’s certainly looking toasty.

    The win probabilities for Hillary Clinton among the major forecasters are getting awfully high, ranging from 83 percent by FiveThirtyEight and DailyKos to...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsrepublicanslandslide<![CDATA[The 10,000th Syrian Refugee Is About to Be Resettled in America]]>, 28 Aug 2016 22:16:56 GMT

    The U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells, announced on Sunday that the 10,000th Syrian refugee will arrive in the U.S. this week, meeting the goal set by the Obama administration for its year-old resettlement program. The Associated Press reports that the number will be reached after a group...More »]]>Chas DannerSyrian refugeesobama administrationImmigrationinternational affairspoliticsrefugees<![CDATA[Trump Uses the Death of a Chicago Mother to Celebrate Himself]]>, 28 Aug 2016 04:28:25 GMT

    Friday afternoon in Chicago, a 32-year-old black woman named Nykea Aldridge was shot and killed in the city’s South Side while pushing her baby in a stroller on the way to register her children at a nearby elementary school. The mother of four was struck in the head as two...More »]]>Chas Dannerawful thingsgun violenceChicagoearly and oftenRacismDonald Trumppolitics<![CDATA[Maine Governor Paul LePage Suggests People of Color and Hispanics Are the ‘Enemy’ of Police]]>, 27 Aug 2016 18:22:08 GMT

    Maine’s Republican governor, Paul LePage, in the throes of a voicemail scandal in which he challenged a Democratic Maine lawmaker to “prove that I’m a racist,” said in a Friday press conference that when it comes to racial profiling by police, “the overwhelming majority” of drug traffickers coming into Maine...More »]]>Chas DannerpoliticsMaineracismracial profilingPaul LePage