Alex Ross: The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming – The New Yorker

At some point over the summer, it struck me that the greater part of the media wanted Trump to be elected, consciously or unconsciously. He would be more “interesting” than Hillary Clinton; he would “pop.” That suspicion was confirmed the other day, when a CNN executive, boasting of his network’s billion-dollar profit in 2016, spoke of “a general… Continue reading Alex Ross: The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming – The New Yorker

Paula Dwyer: Why Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton – Chicago Tribune

[H]alf the country now worries, and the other half hopes, that Trump will make good on his threat. More likely, he’ll contract the job out to House Republicans salivating over the prospect of televised hearings, starting with Clinton raising her right hand, then taking the Fifth over and over again. So should President Barack Obama… Continue reading Paula Dwyer: Why Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton – Chicago Tribune

Mark Penn: The Hillary Clinton of 2000 would have beaten Donald Trump – TheHill

She defended rather than apologized for her vote in 2008, willing to pay a political price for standing by her principles and decisions. Partially as a result of that, she was universally seen as the leader who could answer the 3 am call — someone ready to be the next commander in chief.Now let’s fast… Continue reading Mark Penn: The Hillary Clinton of 2000 would have beaten Donald Trump – TheHill

Me: Aftermath or An 11/9 Twitterography – Here

https://twitter.com/theryangeorge/status/796054729830858752

Late on election night, after the matter and the immediate after-matter had passed, I turned, only a little drunkenly, to the latest episode of Aftermath on my DVR. The production is far from the level of premium TV product like, among newish shows, Quarry and Westworld, but the scenario and its development seem even more timely now than they did before 11/9…