By Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz
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❝ As I have traveled around the world in recent weeks, I am repeatedly asked two questions: Is it conceivable that Donald Trump could win the US presidency?
This election sounds like a prelude to civil war, or at least martial law. Politicians speak of taming the Mideast by bombing Muslims. Trump rants, courting the NRA, villainizing everyone who isn’t white, calling for violence of all sorts. 794 more words
The Grand Old Party is a catastrophic mess. Republicans are more faithful to their party than they are to the country. If it is to once again become a worthy opponent to the Democratic Party, real Republicans must begin at once to take charge and formulate ways the party can shed its current disgraceful reputation. 812 more words
Things are getting strange out there. Everyone running for president is out there shaking hands and making speeches, and granting interviews to every cable news show that will have them, and doing radio interviews in small markets with obscure and eccentric hosts, and doing their best in the periodic party debates. 2,811 more words
The political rancor should subside as Christmas approaches. All the iterations of Scrooge on television, from Alastair Sim to Bill Murray, playing in a continual loop, should shame those running for president into publicly embracing something like peace on earth and goodwill toward men. 3,131 more words