Harry Truman (1945): “The force from which the sun draws its powers has been loosed against those who brought the war in the Far East.”
Thanks to our own Purple-in-Tampa for digging up this graphic. Sadly, I don’t see anyone electable in this presidential campaign, or anyone with power in Washington DC, ever doing anything about it, other than lip service. Bottom 90% share of wealth never lower than the 1920’s days of robber barons:
China has gobbled up our manufacturing jobs, and it looks like we’ll never get them back. Next in their crosshairs: White Collar Jobs.
Our education deficit vs. China is about to pay them dividends:
“In the last decade, China has produced close to 60 million college graduates. By 2030, the World Bank expects there to be up to 200 million — more than the entire U.S. workforce. They’ll join those from India and Latin America in an increasingly crowded global market for brainpower. … From crunching the numbers behind a trading desk, to writing code, to reviewing X-rays — some of the work is already being outsourced and more will be.”
— Chicago Tribune
Maybe even all the way back to the founding of the nation we have not seen such a thing. A major party nominee publicly trafficking rape and murder rumors against his opponent. Clearly Donald Trump is trying to sideline Bill Clinton as too toxic to help Hillary.
Unless something changes, it is becoming clear that Hillary Clinton will have to do without many Bernie Sanders supporters in November. Perhaps it was always in the cards but don’t think Clinton/DNC trashing of Bernie helped matters. NBC/WSJ poll shows 41% of Sanders supporters view her negatively and only 2/3 say they would vote for her against Trump.
Barack Obama called Hillary Clinton “Annie Oakley” in 2008 for what he portrayed as her diffidence about gun control. This year she has embraced it with vigor, and is now engaging the issue against Donald Trump, who just secured the NRA endorsement.
The voter breakdown: Hillary is now depending on a coalition of non-white voters and college educated white women who mostly back gun control. Trump is aiming for non-college and non-urban white voters who are passionately against gun control.
Going back to Al Gore 2000 and Bill Clinton’s disastrous first-term Midterm (following the ban on assault weapons) Democrats have not done well when tackling this issue. The Clinton-Trump match up is shaping up as a test for whether voters have shifted to the left on this one, enough to make Hillary’s stand the winning position.
By Jace, a Trail Mix Contributor
Something big to start the day. Amazing music, and amazing orchestration. Enjoy the music and enjoy your Sunday.
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The infamous Koch brothers reportedly hate Donald Trump, but instead of dropping a dime to stop him they long ago chose to opt out of this presidential campaign cycle. Word is they decided that joining the Never-Trump brigades would only boost his momentum. Sounds like they wimped out, and considering they are certainly not Hillary fans, two of the mightiest conservative donors in the country are on the sidelines.
It is like the TV show Glee didn’t shut down after all. Now starring Bernie, Hillary, Donald as rival chorus leaders sabotaging their way to Nationals. Slushies for all!
By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor
Thank you, PBS Newshour, for your segment last night on one of the Trail’s favorite people.
PBS: Mark Twain once said that “hunger is the handmaid of genius,” and he was speaking from personal experience. By 1894, Twain was an esteemed writer, an international celebrity — and dead broke thanks to a few bad investments. To stave off debt, he embarked on the world’s first stand-up comedy tour, chronicled in Richard Zacks’ new book, “Chasing the Last Laugh.” Zacks joins Jeffrey Brown for more.
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