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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign — The Washington Post has published at least half a dozen opinion pieces likening Donald Trump to Hitler, as this column has noted-and that's not including the one arguing the comparison is unfair to Hitler. We don't think Trump is Hitler. But what do you do if you do?

Facebook and Free Speech — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. They won't censor Trump but might censor you. The rise of social media would seem an unmitigated boon for free speech, providing a platform to anyone with an internet connection.

ObamaCare Catches Fire — Outside of politics, perhaps the worst new-product launch of 2016 was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Released in August, it was recalled twice and finally withdrawn from the market last week, all because the device has a tendency to catch fire or explode.

Trump vs. Gore - WSJ — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The question nobody asked the 2000 loser. Let's try a thought experiment. Suppose that during one of the October 2000 presidential debates, Vice President Al Gore had been asked the following question: "Do you make the .

Same Old Rig-marole — Republican politicians this year have faced a dilemma over whether to support their party's unusual presidential nominee and how much enthusiasm to show if so. Democrats face a parallel question: Do they depict Donald Trump as a deviant figure or as a typical Republican, if an unusually colorful one?

The Post-Trump Media — "Criticism of the News Media Takes On a More Sinister Tone," reads the headline of Jim Rutenberg's latest New York Times column. "It sure does get exhausting working for the global corporate media conspiracy," he begins, soon stopping himself: "I probably shouldn't joke." Well, no harm done in that regard!

Divide and Conquer — Good news for supporters of Donald Trump: An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Hillary Clinton with what appears to be a surmountable lead. "Overall, Clinton leads Trump by 47-43 percent among likely voters, a slight edge given the survey's four-percentage-point error margin," the Post reports. Libertarian Gary Johnson has 5% and Green Jill Stein 2%.

Kaine’s Enabler - WSJ

Boiled Octopus - WSJ — "He was like an octopus," 74-year-old Jessica Leeds tells the New York Times. "His hands were everywhere." Leeds was describing an incident in the 1980s in which she says Donald Trump, her seatmate on a cross-country flight, sexually assaulted her.

Desperation Time — "As more and more Republicans defect, it's no surprise that Donald Trump is getting more and more desperate," Brian Fallon, Hillary Clinton's press secretary, tells The Wall Street Journal. "In the closing weeks, he can run his campaign however he chooses, but Hillary Clinton is going to continue talking about her positive vision for improving the lives for everyday Americans."
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Oct 25, 2016


Oct 25, 2016

RT @WSJopinion: Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign: The Washington Post celebrates petty crime, writes @jamestaranto: 

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