Tag: Michael Winship

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America’s Post-Trump Widening Divide

The Confederate battle flag, seen by many around the world as a symbol of white supremacy.

An ugly side of Donald Trump’s victory has been the unleashing of bigotry against minorities and women with the President-elect only mildly reining in these belligerent followers, writes Michael Winship.

For Many Americans, A Day to Forget

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For many Americans, Nov. 9 was a time of shock at the surprise election of Donald Trump, but the distress was perhaps strongest in New York City which knows Trump best, writes Michael Winship.

Trump World’s Darkest Side

Donald Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention. (Photo credit: Grant Miller/RNC)

Donald Trump’s campaign has exposed and spoken to the real pain and profound alienation of many Americans, but the candidate also has exploited those emotions with lies and appeals to prejudice, says Michael Winship.

A Dark Debate Caps a Grim Campaign

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Donald Trump seemed to have his feet on the ground during the early minutes of the last debate, but he soon soared back into his narcissistic universe where everything revolves around Donald, writes Michael Winship from Paris.

Donald Trump Stalks Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention. (Photo credit: Grant Miller/RNC)

Since Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy, the Republican Party has padded its numbers by playing to America’s basest instincts, leading now to the stark image of Donald Trump almost stalking Hillary Clinton, notes Michael Winship.

A Vice-Presidential Debate to Forget

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential choice, Sen. Tim Kaine. (Photo credit: HillaryClinton.com)

Democrat Tim Kaine was annoying with his hectoring and Republican Mike Pence sanctimonious in his calmness, but the real losers were the American people who learned little from the vice-presidential debate, says Michael Winship.

Contrasting Mayor LaGuardia and Donald Trump

New York City's three-term Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia.

New York’s New Deal-era Mayor Fiorella La Guardia and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump both belonged to the Republican Party, lived in New York and showed self-confidence but their similarities stop there, writes Michael Winship.

Donald Trump’s Roger Rabbit Moment

Roger Rabbit from the 1988 animated film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Donald Trump’s recent attempts to show more restraint and look presidential unraveled in his debate with Hillary Clinton like Roger Rabbit unable to resist a goofy sight gag, says Michael Winship.

Ex-Speaker Boehner’s Lucrative Return

Former House Speaker John Boehner. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

When House Speaker John Boehner quit, he acted like he was done with Washington’s toxicity, but the big dollars of the lobbying world have lured him back through the golden revolving door, writes Michael Winship.