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2016 presidential election

The Two Presidents and the Putin Factor: A Transition War

January 12, 2017 // la Repubblica - Italy - Italian

<i>Never has a transition been this rough. From the sanctions against Russia to the blow against Israel, Barack pulls no punches and The Donald hits back. </i> Only 20 days away from his farewell, Obama has dealt the latest blow in the political, strategic and personal war between himself, Trump and Putin, with his [Read more]

Cautious Optimism

January 12, 2017 // Vzglyad - Russia - Russian

<i>The new U.S. administration will demonstrate fewer efforts to drive the world toward a brighter future, which will lead to some easing of the international order. However, one factor will prove dangerous in the future.</i> The unexpected defeat of Hillary Clinton in the U.S. election was probably the most notable [Read more]

Does the Latino Vote Matter in the US?

January 9, 2017 // El Universal - Venezuela - Spanish

In my Dec. 12 article, I addressed some of the reasons why despite winning more than 2.7 million popular votes, Hillary Clinton lost the presidency of the United States by 74 electoral votes. As you may recall, it is the sum of the electoral votes assigned to each state and not the popular vote that determines the [Read more]

Why the Electors Picked Trump

December 28, 2016 // RIA Novosti - Russia - Russian

On Dec. 19, Middle America confirmed the victory it won on Nov. 8 over those who supported Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's policies. The overwhelming majority of the country's electoral votes went to Donald Trump. Now there is no doubt that he will become the 45th U.S. president. The American media, which [Read more]

Will the Electoral College Take Away Trump’s Victory?

December 19, 2016 // Corriere del Ticino - Switzerland - Italian

This Monday in the United States should be a peaceful day of democracy. The Electoral College will meet in the capital of each state to elect the president by duplicating the popular vote. It is usually a formality but this time there’s a risk of it not being so. One of the best American commentators, Paul Craig [Read more]
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