FT. Hoo boy.
EuroNews (Furzy Mouse).
Bloomberg. If populism is sweeping the globe, shouldn’t it arrive at China? And what would it look like if it did?
WaPo (Furzy Mouse).
AM New York. “Collins was the first lawmaker on Capitol Hill to endorse Trump’s presidential bid.”
WSJ. Better sourcing.
NYT. Thin sourcing; tendentious venue. Somebody should take Baquet aside and explain to him that one Daily Kos is enough.
NYT. Domestic show manufacturer puts out statement saying Trump administration moved in the right direction on TPP. “Consumers” interpret this as support for Trump, tweet images of New Balance shoes burning. The Daily Stormer trolls them by proclaiming New Balance shoes “the official shoes of white people.” And now the talk is of . So the likely result is screwing the New Balance workers, who don’t seem to figure in any of the stories. Well played. These are juvenile antics. Couldn’t the identity politics crowd have done their virtue signalling by purchasing New Balance shoes, and putting Care Bear stickers on them or something?
2016 Post Mortem
Jonathon Chait, New York Magazine. Note the date: February 5, 2016. The worked out about as well as the South Carolina firewall, didn’t it? And these are the “smart” people!
Politico. By Betteridge’s Law…And cf. “Is ‘The Obama Coalition’ Even a Thing? Was It Ever?”
Ruy Teixeira, Vox. Here’s the lead:
Here’s one way to think about the 2016 election. We are witnessing a great race in this country between demographic and economic change that’s driving a new America, and reaction to those changes. On November 8, with a tremendous burst of speed, reaction to change caught up with change and surpassed it.
If I swapped that paragraph from Teixeira into a Thomas Friedman column, would anyone notice?
CNBC. Obama: “[O]ne of the issues that Democrats have to be clear on is that given population distribution across the country, we have to compete everywhere, we have to show up everywhere.” Throwing Clinton under the bus…
“Tony and Cherie Blair were not obscenely wealthy when they arrived in power in 1997. Today they are worth more than $75 million. Consider the working-class voters whom the Clintons or the Blairs exhorted to vote for them in the 1990s: they are probably worse off now than they were then. In effect the Clintons and Blairs surfed on their grievances and inequities, making themselves rich and leaving their voters in the dust. This hasn’t gone unnoticed, which is one reason the old politics is no longer working.”
Cook Political Report. Volatility voters.
NYT. Maybe because Obama didn’t deliver concrete material benefits?
The Nation (Furzy Mouse). Blame Cannons aimed at pesky voters.
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