Roll Call columnist covering 10th presidential race. Fellow at Brennan Center. Teaching at Yale. Coming June 14: My book Hustling Hitler on my con man uncle.

Memo to Trump: It's Too Late to Pivot

rollcall.com — Since Donald Trump barely speaks above a whisper and comes across as modest as Mahatma Gandhi, it is easy for a self-serving press corps to misconstrue what he has been advocating.Here are some telling examples of how the Republican nominee's gospel of peace and harmony has been falsely portrayed by click-happy media elites:

It's too late for Donald Trump to reposition himself

upi.com — Since Donald Trump barely speaks above a whisper and comes across as modest as Mahatma Gandhi, it is easy for a self-serving press corps to misconstrue what he has been advocating.

Bill and Hillary Clinton walk the line on ethics

upi.com — On those rare like-a-stopped-watch occasions when Donald Trump is right about something, he ruins the moment with bombastic overstatement. Monday morning, the supposedly newly disciplined GOP nominee issued a press release calling for the Clinton Foundation to be "shut down immediately."

The Clintons' Philosophy: We Walk the Ethics Line

rollcall.com — On those rare like-a-stopped-watch occasions when Donald Trump is right about something, he ruins the moment with bombastic overstatement.Monday morning, the supposedly newly disciplined GOP nominee issued a press release calling for the Clinton Foundation to be "shut down immediately."

From Russia With Love, an October Surprise

rollcall.com — Donald Trump is like a brash club fighter who, in his first heavyweight bout, is staggering to his corner after a series of self-inflicted uppercuts. Trying to rouse Trump for the next round are sketchy handlers like Rudy Giuliani (who bizarrely forgot that 9/11 ever occurred) and the candidate's rumored new debate coach, accused sexual harasser Roger Ailes.

Russian hackers may deliver election's October surprise

upi.com — Donald Trump is like a brash club fighter who, in his first heavyweight bout, is staggering to his corner after a series of self-inflicted uppercuts. Trying to rouse Trump for the next round are sketchy handlers like Rudy Giuliani (who bizarrely forgot that 9/11 ever occurred) and the candidate's rumored new debate coach, accused sexual harasser Roger Ailes.

There's a reason the Clintons, Obama and other liberals love Martha's Vineyard

miamiherald.com — V INEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts - The artfully lettered sign on North Road ("WELCOME BACK FIRST FAMILY") is a rare tangible token of the return of President Obama to Martha's Vineyard. After seven Obama presidential vacations here, Vineyard residents - and regular summer visitors - are entitled to feel blasé.

Why Liberals Love Martha's Vineyard

rollcall.com — VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. -- The artfully lettered sign on North Road ("WELCOME BACK FIRST FAMILY") is a rare tangible token of the return of Barack Obama to Martha's Vineyard. After seven Obama presidential vacations here, Vineyard residents -- and regular summer visitors -- are entitled to feel blasé.Passing the welcome-back-Obamas sign Saturday reminded me of a painted board nailed to a tree in 1998 reading, "HOO RAH FOR BILL."

What Did You Do in the War Against the Authoritarian Ignoramus?

rollcall.com — Ever since populist crusader William Jennings Bryan invented the modern presidential campaign in 1896, the avowed purpose of barnstorming the country and delivering marathon speeches was to win votes. Until now. Donald Trump seems to believe that the only point of campaigning is to see his face on all cable TV networks as soon as his plane takes off for the next rally.

An Acceptance Speech for the Polls Rather Than the Ages

rollcall.com — PHILADELPHIA -- If this election required Hillary Clinton to deliver a speech for the ages -- a speech that will be quoted for decades -- then her convention acceptance address fell far short. But if what was needed was a solid speech -- reaching out to every key constituency and punctuated with occasional good lines -- then Hillary did okay.
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Aug 27, 2016

@orrinknox You're right, of course. My apologies for the Rudy-centric oversight.

Aug 27, 2016

Ailes aside, has any of them ever won a battleground state? More typical: Rudy chickening out on 2000 Senate race.  https://twitter.com/stuartpstevens/status/769594016421773312 

Aug 27, 2016

So far they're really on a roll. Let's hear it for SC, GA and UT as swing states.  https://twitter.com/Timodc/status/769580226791768064 

Aug 27, 2016

RT @paulschwartzman: New York may be the only city you can miss when you're standing in the middle of it  https://twitter.com/mrwaltershapiro/status/769554346086375424 

Aug 27, 2016

In three decades on Upper West Side, I've seen neighborhood go from NYC to shopping mall. Feh. And fie on big banks.  https://twitter.com/paulschwartzman/status/769553449939795968 

Aug 26, 2016

Such an important point. Hillary, to her credit, is running against Trump as threat to democracy, not as Republican.  https://twitter.com/stuartpstevens/status/769269969930641412 

Aug 26, 2016

And that was only about the 5th funniest line in an enchanting piece on presidential rom-com.  https://twitter.com/petridishes/status/769269441032957953 

Aug 26, 2016

@nachofiesta Iran-contra was wrong as well. And I hated the 1981 tax cuts. But I don't think I have to bring all that up to admire a TV ad.

Aug 26, 2016

What a powerful ad. Nobody does indignation and "Do you honestly believe..." better than Reagan did in 1964.  https://twitter.com/aseitzwald/status/769249017620533248 


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