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USA Today (January 6)

2021/ 01/ 07 by jd in Global News

“Trump is a danger to his own country. He shouldn’t be president for one more minute,” It is “time for Republicans to help Democrats impeach Trump. He must be punished for unleashing a mob on lawmakers in his quest to reverse an election he lost.”


Wall Street Journal (December 14)

2020/ 12/ 15 by jd in Global News

The Supreme Court loss means “President Trump’s legal challenges have run their course.” With “no remaining legal alternatives,” both the President and “the rest of the Republican Party can help the country and themselves by acknowledging the result and moving on.” Unfortunately, “there’s no predicting how Mr. Trump will behave.” He may very well “continue his ‘stolen’ election claims past Jan. 20.”


New York Times (November 16)

2020/ 11/ 16 by jd in Global News

“Donald Trump lost the election. He knows it. But he won’t admit it.” The outgoing president is “the Absolute Worst Loser. He has spent his life gaming the system, so it’s no surprise that he can’t accept defeat.”


US News & World Report (November 4)

2020/ 11/ 06 by jd in Global News

“Joe Biden has broken former President Barack Obama’s record for total votes set in the historic 2008 election.” The 70 million votes Biden has already racked already exceed “Obama’s record of more than 69 million votes, with millions of ballots still being counted in several battleground states….” The former Vice President’s “record-breaking performance is shocking considering the voter enthusiasm – especially among young people – his former boss had in 2008.”


Los Angeles Times (November 3)

2020/ 11/ 05 by jd in Global News

“No matter what happens next, this is not normal. Every presidential election crackles with tension, or it should…. and every four years election day is a time of fear and hope, anxiety and elation… And that’s completely normal. But let’s not pretend that cities boarding themselves up in fear of election day violence is normal…. Because a country in which this election is “normal” is a country no longer our own.”


The Economist (October 17)

2020/ 10/ 19 by jd in Global News

“The prime minister’s election victory in December ought to have banished the memory of Theresa May’s hobbled premiership and rendered him dominant,” but he now bears “than a passing resemblance to his predecessor.” The first COVID-19 “wave cost Mr Johnson a great deal of his political capital. If the government’s record does not improve, the second could exhaust it.”


Washington Post (September 15)

2020/ 09/ 17 by jd in Global News

President Trump claims “America’s cities are in flames” and a Biden election would leave the suburbs engulfed in flames. Meanwhile, wildfires have refocused attention on the issue of climate change. Speaking to the real “fires of the present and future” which are “raging across much of the Western states, devouring towns and turning the sky red,” Joe Biden is now “going further than any party nominee has before and talking like someone with a genuine commitment to strong action on climate.”


Washington Post (August 11)

2020/ 08/ 12 by jd in Global News

“If the economy is in a rut, the party in power usually tries to maximize the power of incumbency to improve conditions before an election,” but these are strange times. “This White House and the current Senate Republican majority… are doing everything in their power to minimize or even prevent a stimulus deal.” Perhaps “Trump still does not understand he has wrecked the economy.” Come November, it looks like “he and a whole lot of Republicans are going to join the list of the unemployed.”


The Economist (February 15)

2020/ 02/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Scottish independence has grabbed headlines since Brexit, but it is time to recognise the chances of a different secession from the United Kingdom. Sinn Fein’s success at the election is just the latest reason to think that a united Ireland within a decade or so is a real—and growing—possibility.”


Wall Street Journal (February 2)

2020/ 02/ 04 by jd in Global News

“Investors are betting the volatility that has rattled markets over the past two weeks is here to stay. Many are bracing for dramatic swings in stocks as the U.S. presidential election season ramps up and investors assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global economic activity.”


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