Category: Journalism

Mormons against Trump: TheNation.com 10/10

After the news broke about Donald Trump’s boasting on tape of sexual assault, the first politicians to withdraw their endorsements of Trump and call on him to abandon the race were Mormons. . .  Why was it Mormons, and not evangelical Protestants or Catholics, who went first and took a principled stand against Trump’s boasts about being a sexual predator?
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The Clinton-Trump Electoral Map Looks Almost Exactly Like the Obama-Romney Map. How Is That Possible? TheNation.com, 10/7

There’s never been a candidate like Donald Trump—but after all the outrage and anxiety he has aroused, it looks like the Trump-Clinton electoral map will be almost exactly the same as the Romney-Obama electoral map of 2012. Right now, three weeks out, Trump is leading in all the states Romney won, according to fivethirty-eight.com, except for North Carolina; Clinton is leading in all the states Obama won, except maybe for Iowa. Obama won with 332 electoral votes; it looks like Clinton will win with about the same.  How is that possible?  … continued at TheNation.com HERE

Pardon Snowden: A Q&A with Ben Wizner. The Nation 9/12

Can Edward Snowden come home soon?  His lawyer, Ben Wizner of the ACLU, talks about what would happen in an espionage trial — and why Obama should issue a pardon.
The campaign to pardon Snowden, led by the ACLU, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International, is collecting signatures on a petition: https://www.pardonsnowden.org/

Minnesota’s Mini-Trump–and the Lesbian Mother of 4 Challenging Him: The Nation 9/2

They call him “Minnesota’s mini-Trump”: Jason Lewis, the right-wing talk-show host who’s running for Congress for an open Republican seat in the suburbs south of the Twin Cities, the 2nd Congressional District. It’s the same seat Bill Maher targeted two years ago in his “Flip-a-district” campaign—only then it was held by a six-term Republican incumbent named John Kline. Maher’s effort didn’t work; Kline was reelected.. . .
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Are Hillary’s Poll Numbers Misleading? TheNation.com 8/7

Political science tells us Hillary Clinton will win the election—the poll numbers are so clearly in her favor. As of this moment, the authoritative FiveThirtyEight “polls only” forecast says Clinton’s chance of beating Trump is 86.6 percent. But polling is an inexact science, and a lot of pundits are asking: Could the polls be wrong this time?
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