Other Politics

Are Trump and Clinton the best America can offer?

The United States national political conventions are early this year. The Republicans gather in Cleveland next week and the Democrats in Philadelphia a week later.

Out of these conventions will come the two candidates for the White House in November – one who repels most Americans (that would be Donald Trump, the Republican) and one whom most Americans do not trust (Hillary Clinton, the Democrat).

It’s an appalling choice.

Bernie Sanders’ ego trip is almost over

Now that the American Democratic Party's delegate selection process is essentially over, the canard that Bernie Sanders still has a path to the presidential nomination should be relegated to the realm of fantasy.

Indeed, given the Democrats' long standing practice of proportional allocation of delegates, the die was cast for this result a couple of months ago. Sanders operatives set up false expectations for their supporters.

Republicans should blame themselves for Trump

If I believed in conspiracy theories, I could make a case that Donald Trump's American presidential candidacy was part of a conspiracy to damage the Republican Party.

The problem isn't simply that many expect him to lose the presidential election, some recent polls notwithstanding, but rather there is concern that race will adversely affect down-ballot contests.