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Barron’s (March 7)

2018/ 03/ 09 by jd in Global News

“Today, in response to a campaign by sustainable investors Arjuna Capital and Walden Asset Management, American Express (AXP) became the seventh financial-services company since Jan. 15 to agree to take steps to publish and close the pay gap between male and female employees. The others are Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of New York Mellon (BK), Mastercard (MA), and JPMorgan Chase (JPM).”


Wall Street Journal (July 20)

2017/ 07/ 21 by jd in Global News

“President Trump campaigned on tearing up Nafta, but maybe he’s learning on the job. The White House this week rolled out its objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement that could allow him to claim victory without doing too much protectionist damage.”


New York Times (May 7)

2017/ 05/ 09 by jd in Global News

Six months on, both Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are still waging last year’s campaign, undermining their promises to help America heal. This is particularly offensive — and more than a little pathetic — coming from Mr. Trump, who after all has a nation to run.” Yet, he still has “no concrete accomplishments to boast about, and nothing meaningful to offer the working people to whom he promised jobs and a revived industrial America.”


Los Angeles Times (April 2)

2017/ 04/ 04 by jd in Global News

“It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters…. Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck.” With this, the Republican-leaning LA Times began a four part series on “Our Dishonest President.” The newspaper’s urgent tone stems from the dire precariousness after less than three months under Trump. “It is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation.”


The Week (February 14)

2017/ 02/ 16 by jd in Global News

“It’s three whole weeks into the Trump administration, and this is already looking like the most dysfunctional White House in memory. While we had plenty of other things to worry about when contemplating a Donald Trump victory during the campaign, this should have been utterly predictable.”


The Week (January 19)

2017/ 01/ 21 by jd in Global News

Donald Trump’s “posturing about a new day in the Middle East was just an elaborate con, like most everything else that came out of Trump’s mouth during this campaign. Team Trump is about to make an already troubled region so much worse.”



Chicago Tribune (November 17)

2016/ 11/ 19 by jd in Global News

Despite his “nasty campaign bluster,” elements of Donald Trump’s “economic plan could boost growth and standards of living here and nationwide. This is potentially good news for millions of jobs-starved Americans.” But the devil is in the details. “There are yuuuuge caveats. Trump has not been good on details, he’s a serial exaggerator, and he’s completely out to sea in his insistence that America has the option to unplug from global trade. He also pays little heed to the nation’s $20 trillion debt, the looming threat of Social Security insolvency and Medicare’s unsustainable cost trajectory.” Still, the country could benefit from having someone who’s a “business guy and dealmaker at heart” in the White House.


Wall Street Journal (July 19)

2016/ 07/ 20 by jd in Global News

“What did Winston Churchill say about how politicians should behave—be defiant in defeat but magnanimous in victory? The Donald Trump campaign must have missed that lesson in political manners because it started off the Cleveland convention on Monday by picking unnecessary fights with vanquished foes.”


New York Times (June 12)

2016/ 06/ 13 by jd in Global News

“The stain of Trump will last long after his campaign. His insults, cruelty and bigotry will sear themselves into the memory of Americans for a long time to come, especially those who are the targets of his invective.” He will do long-term damage to his party. “Mr. Trump is what he is — a malicious, malignant figure on the American political landscape…. There will be a fearsome price for Republicans to pay for their embrace of Donald Trump.”


Wall Street Journal (September 20)

2013/ 09/ 22 by jd in Global News

“What will German voters be choosing when they go to the polls on Sunday? A new Parliament, definitely, but not likely a new direction for their government. In this year’s federal election campaign, the parties’ platforms could have been written two years ago, the candidates for Chancellor are allergic to bold ideas, and opinion polls have been flat for months, only tightening a little in the last few weeks. Europe’s most important election since the financial crisis is an election about nothing.”


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