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Leid Stories—One of These Things Is Not Like the Others, But A Godly Hillary Knows the Pain—10.03.16

She had tried to use the Sept. 20 police killing of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.N., as a campaign photo op and backdrop for her proposals for “end-to-end” reforms. But Mayor Jennifer Roberts asked both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Clinton’s main opponent in the presidential race, to hold off on plans to visit Charlotte so as not to further inflame tense reactions to Scott’s death.

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Michael Shedlock – Most Dangerous Person On the Planet Today: Hillary Clinton

On Monday, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of giving “aid and comfort” to Islamic terrorists, and that terrorists use his rhetoric to recruit fighters. On fighting terrorism, she chastised Trump “I Know How to Do This“. “I’m the only candidate in this race who’s been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield. I have sat at …

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Nika Knight – Trump Calls for ‘Nationwide Stop-and-Frisk’

As the nation reels from two recent fatal police shootings of black men, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday called for cities nationwide to adopt “stop-and-frisk”—a widely condemned police practice that New York City was forced to abandon after a federal judge struck it down as unconstitutional, finding that it disproportionately targeted minorities. “‘I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to,’ Trump said, according …

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Sleepwalking into a big war

As the US presidential race approaches its climax and European officials ponder the implications of the UK’s Brexit vote, public discussion of security affairs is largely confined to strategies for combating international terrorism. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are trying to persuade voters of their superior qualifications to lead this battle, while European leaders scramble to bolster their countries’ defences …

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Stanley L Cohen – Harder times for Palestine if Clinton wins US election

Have the Palestinians ever faced a worse American electoral season? A sociopathic, New York “strong-man” narcissist versus a neo-liberal Zionist: whoever succeeds – and anything can happen this time – we know it won’t be good for Palestine. Both candidates gave almost identical speeches to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) convention this spring. The temptation is to think Republican Donald Trump – …

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Farron Cousins – Obama Again Sounds Climate Change Alarm But Continues Supporting Fossil Fuel Industry

On September 8, The New York Times published an interview with President Barack Obama in which he discussed the rapidly approaching, and already present, dangers of climate change, along with the threats that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would pose to the environment as president. Reflecting on his climate legacy in the interview, President Obama reinforced his concerns about and dedication to acting on climate change, but his rhetoric fails …

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Jon Queally – Gathering Up the Generals, Clinton and Trump Compete for Best Imperialist

Exactly how many retired generals will it take to win the U.S. presidency in 2016? On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced how 95 former generals and admirals have given the Democratic candidate their support. Just a day prior, Donald Trump came up just a bit shorter when his campaign touted a letter signed by 88 former military leaders backing his presidential bid. Those backing Trump indicated …

If ISIL had burned down 4 Churches, it would have been Headline News By Juan Cole

Seven African-American churches have burned down in the past week and at least four of these southern Black churches were victims of deliberate arson, and possibly six were. This news is being reported tentatively and in the passive mood. The churches burned or were burned. But that arson directed at an African-American church in the South after the Roof murders is likely the …