Hillary Clinton doesn’t excite, and other things I’m reading

They say the turnout for the primaries doesn’t reflect turnout for the general election. Perhaps. But Hillary Clinton is relying on fear that “the other guy is worse” rather than generating enthusiasm in her own right. At least Barack Obama did the latter.

Nicholas Confessore, “Beneath Hillary Clinton’s Super Tuesday Wins, Signs of Turnout Trouble,” New York Times, March 2, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/us/politics/hillary-clinton-voter-turnout.html

Stephen Ohlemacher and Steve Peoples, “AP Delegate Count: Trump Not Yet On Track To Win GOP Nomination,” Talking Points Memo, March 2, 2016, http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/associated-press-delegate-count-trumpination


Getting rid of Bashar al-Assad probably would simplify the situation. The real problem, which would be this author’s response, is that the U.S. has a terrible track record at this sort of thing.

Jeremy Shapiro, “Bashar al-Assad is a monster. But getting rid of him won’t fix Syria,” Vox, March 3, 2016, http://www.vox.com/2016/3/3/11139814/assad-monster-syria


She lives for another day:

Courtney Kueppers, “Former Wheaton Professor Who Wore Hijab Will Join UVa Faculty,” Chronicle of Higher Education, March 3, 2016, http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/former-wheaton-professor-who-wore-hijab-will-join-uva-faculty/109163


Susan Page, “CPAC chief: The odds of Trump’s nomination? 75%,” USA Today, March 2, 2016, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/03/02/cpac-matt-schlapp-donald-trump/81205348/

Haley Britzky, Luke Barr, and Andrew Dunn, “25 Republicans who won’t back Trump as nominee,” Hill, March 3, 2016, http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/271578-22-republicans-who-wont-back-trump-asinee

Eugene Scott, “Trump denounces David Duke, KKK,” CNN, March 3, 2016, http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/03/politics/donald-trump-disavows-david-duke-kkk/index.html



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