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We all have a lot to contemplate after this election cycle, including some ugly truths it has revealed about our nation.
America may elect a real female president. But judging by the men talking loudly, constantly about “toughness,” “stamina” and the sorry state of their gender, it seems American masculinity is still in crisis.
It’s the math enabling Trump to justify having a wife just a decade older than his daughter and a son who’s not as old as some of his jokes.
How ironic then that the best and brightest of the baby boomers have in their own way replicated the missteps of their predecessors.
It took the mental image of their own child and/or spouse looking up to, or perhaps being in a room alone with, a man who casually chats about groping women against their will — labeled sexual assault in criminal codes — before GOP leaders could see the light and decide that harsh criticism, not lukewarm justification, was warranted?
Neither Indiana Gov. Mike Pence nor Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was pressed at all on his qualifications for the job, or on his readiness tobecome president if necessary.
The drama went off the docket this year for two reasons.
Nutrition industry took on the Big Tobacco template
Stopping Trump is too important to be left to politicians
What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves
Neighbors around Elma Airport object the racing noise
When candidates cite their children as experts, it’s a safe bet they haven’t studied the issue themselves.
In a real sense, millions of Americans got to know Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton a lot better after spending an hour-and-a-half with them in their parlors, living rooms and rec rooms.
After controlling himself for the first two questions, Donald Trump discarded all the advice that he must have received from debate handlers.
There are many other reasons to worry, including the fact that Trump would be the Islamic State’s dream president — one who would unite the whole Muslim world against the United States.
We’re talking about multiple states where a significant chunk of the white working class struggles to get by.”
It’s dangerous to call anything unprecedented, but I can’t remember a presidential campaign in which the candidates accused each other of being in league, wittingly or not, with the nation’s worst enemies.
In debates, it’s the debater whose prime job is challenging and even questioning his opponent. Moderators aren’t supposed to be the event’s central interrogators.
New book is called “Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (For a Sexist Workplace)”
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave so much of himself to us that most African-Americans feel as though he was ours. But his children have guarded his legacy as if it only belonged to them.