Albert Hunt, Bloomberg: Dismal Campaign Presages a Crisis of Government
One word describes this U.S. presidential election: dismal. That has ominous implications for the important tasks of governing over the next several years.
Elections in which big issues are joined have value because they provide a governance agenda to be debated and decided.
Both sides bear responsibility for the sorry state of politics this year, but the overwhelming blame belongs to Donald Trump. He has largely waged a campaign of venom and cruel insults that was substantively shallow. If you waded through his deepest policy thoughts your ankles wouldn't get wet.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 7, 2016
Exclusive Clinton op-ed: I'll look for common ground -- Hillary Clinton, USA Today
Exclusive Trump op-ed: We must clean up this corruption -- Donald J. Trump, USA Today
‘I’m With Her’: The Strengths of Hillary Clinton -- Nicholas Kristof, NYT
Why Trump -- Andy Puzder, RCP
Is There Life After Trump? -- Peter Wehner, NYT
Election 2016 and the Global Nuclear Threat -- Michael Klare, RCW/TomDispatch.
China's Gift for the Next President -- Tom Orlik, Bloomberg
What Vladimir Putin Wants From America's Elections -- Peter Pomerantsev and Arkady Ostrovsky, The Atlantic
What to Do About Russia’s Hacking -- Bloomberg editorial
The FBI-Justice Department war has gone nuclear. Comey’s decision on Clinton’s emails won’t fix the fallout. -- Time Weiner, Reuters
The coming clash with China over North Korea -- Josh Rogin, Washington Post
In Nicaragua, a Blatantly Rigged Election -- Carlos F. Chamorro, NYT
Along the U.S.- Mexico border fence -- Mike Blake and Lisa Baertlein, Reuters
Can America Remain a Pacific Power? -- Shihoko Goto & Michael Kugelman, Wilson Center