Elizabeth Kolbert asks, “How can Americans trust Donald Trump?” After all, as she notes, “As has been amply documented, Trump’s relationship to the truth is on par with his relationships with women—opportunistic and abusive. Daniel Dale, a Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, who since mid-September has been publishing a more or less daily tally of Trump’s … Continue reading Trust, gender queerness, and Hillary Clinton
Who ever could have predicted that the Human Stain is a misogynist, racist bully? And the revelations will only continue. Fasten your seatbelts–it’s going to be a bumpy night! This is Trumpism. I hope you like the bed you made, Republicans.
Go read and consider Michelle Goldberg’s analysis of “The Hillary Haters” at Slate. The nut: Few people dislike Hillary Clinton for being too moralistic anymore. In trying to understand the seemingly eternal phenomenon of Hillary hatred, I’ve spoken to people all around America who revile her. I’ve interviewed Trump supporters, conventional conservatives, Bernie Sanders fans, … Continue reading Generation and gender in “hating” Hillary Clinton
UPDATED 8:05 A.M. MST to remind you to VOTE or caucus today if you live in a Super Tuesday state or U.S. territory! Froma Harrop makes a great point today in a column that ran in the Denver Post this morning: The question for progressives is: What happens to [Bernie Sanders’] passionate followers in the … Continue reading Please explain why it’s a bad thing that (old, uncool) voters who actually vote support Hillary Clinton?
So many voters this year weren’t even alive for most of the 1990s, so–as the kids say on the internets–in case you missed it, here’s Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech at the United Nations’ Fourth Women’s Conference in Bejing, China on September 5, 1995. At the time, it was a pretty big deal for a sitting … Continue reading ICYMI, Hillary Clinton in Bejing, 1995: “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.”
As I predicted earlier this week, the sneering, sexist dismissals of Hillary Clinton are back, baby. And just like in 2007 and 2008, it’s not right-wingers leading the charge–it’s people on the so-called “progressive” side of things. Meghan Daum writes in the Chicago Tribune today: Clinton’s finale could hardly have been more dramatic. After falling … Continue reading Hillary Clinton still too old, sick, and worst of all, unattractive
Here is U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Quebec on Tuesday, making an important point with respect to abortion, contraception, and maternal health: “I’ve worked in this area for many years, and If we’re talking about maternal health, you cannot have maternal health without reproductive health, and reproductive health includes contraception and family planning, and access to … Continue reading Hillary Clinton on maternal health and abortion services
Via RealClearPolitics, check out “Her Brilliant Career,” a flattering profile of Hillary Clinton, by Vogue writer Jonathan Van Meter, who accompanied the Secretary of State on her trip to Africa this past summer and met with her several times over the past few months. (The on-line version is apparently shorter than the one that appears in the December 2009 … Continue reading "Vogue" profile of Hillary Clinton
Speaking of American aristocracy and connections, go read Tina Brown on Caroline Kennedy. “Why now?” seems to be the question everyone is asking, and Kennedy has been utterly ineffectual in answering that question with her Upper East Side-inflected, dispassionate Locust Valley Lockjaw. It’s all about class, baby: I have my own theory of why Caroline wants … Continue reading Kennedy and aristocracy, Palin and motherhood, and the "trashing" of Hillary Clinton
Our embed at Bryn Mawr, E.H., has reported back on the Clinton campaign event this afternoon at Haverford College. Last night, she tipped her hand a bit: “The event’s theme is something about women through different generations and particularly mother-daughter stuff, I think. The campaign asked that a mother-daughter pair from the community to introduce Chelsea … Continue reading Historiann exclusive: Hillary Clinton at Haverford College today