The most important thing to come up, which remains a worrying conclusion of Wednesday night’s interchange, is the sword of Damocles unsheathed by the Republican candidate: For the first time, the suitability of the electoral system has been put into doubt when Trump insinuated the possibility of fraud even before the election and therefore promised to not accept the result until he knows what happened.
[Trump has] become a threat ... [to Americans'] confidence in their electoral system — one of the most complex and respected ones in the world.
Both [candidates] are facing off in a campaign that seems more geared toward discrediting opponents than maintaining political decorum.
The coup in Brazil, the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Front in Colombia, and the outbreak of protests on the streets of Venezuela all signal an Orange Spring in Caracas.
This weekend, Tim Kaine was introduced as the vice presidential running mate of Hillary Clinton. His first words were in Spanish: "Bienvenidos a todos. Porque somos Americanos todos." ("Welcome all. Because we're all Americans.") The Virginia senator took several opportunities during his speech to use our language to [Read more]
Americans may well commit the greatest stupidity of their lifetime by electing one of the most stupid politicians the country has ever produced.
The CIA’s record is enough to bring tears to the eye.
Their vague promise is to rebuild a world of yesteryear, a world that in their memory was better than this one, without competition or foreigners.
There's no free lunch, says Uncle Sam. But it seems absurd to me that in Colombia we choose a handful of dollars over the lives of millions of people. Life has no price.
'I feel they should fight for their rights, no matter what. Other than that, they have their battle to fight, and they should do that.'