The skeletons in Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy closet: What I’m reading, March 15, 2016 (updated)

Updated for some primary results, including Marco Rubio’s withdrawal.

When a candidate runs for office on the basis of her or his experience, it would help if that experience included actual accomplishments that made the world a better rather than a worse place. And I suppose Hillary Clinton might be said to have done that, if by that she would mean that what’s good for Wall Street, the military-industrial complex, and former colonial empires is good for the U.S. and the world.


Stephen Zunes, “The US role in the Honduras coup and subsequent violence,” National Catholic Reporter, March 14, 2016,

Marjorie Cohn, “Hillary Clinton’s Link to a Nasty Piece of Work in Honduras,” Truthdig, March 15, 2016,


Ellen Brown, “Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary Clinton’s Emails,” Truthout, March 15, 2016,

Melissa Click

Andy Thomason, “U. of Missouri Rejects Melissa Click’s Appeal of Her Firing,” Chronicle of Higher Education, March 15, 2016,

The Horse Race

It is now looking very much like it will be Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump.

Michael Barbaro, “Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Winning Votes, but Not Hearts,” New York Times, March 15, 2016,

Ben Kamisar, “Clinton takes Ohio,” Hill, March 15, 2016,

Andrew Prokop, Josh Putnam, and Sarah Frostenson, “Presidential primaries delegate projection, 2016,” Vox, March 15, 2016,

Alex Roarty, “Trump wins Florida, Kasich, Ohio; Rubio Out,” Congressional Quarterly Roll Call, March 15, 2016,


Fred Weir, “What did Russia’s brief intervention in Syria accomplish?” Christian Science Monitor, March 15, 2016,

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio was the last certain neoconservative in the race. Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are authoritarian populist, though Cruz does a better job of appealing to the social conservative vote. I haven’t paid enough attention to John Kasich to be sure which tendency he might align with.

Lisa Mascaro, “Rubio, once seen as the future of the GOP, suspends presidential campaign,” Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2016,

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