By Robert A. Vella
Here is today’s top political news stories:
Donald Trump gave his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last night, and it has created quite a stir in America and around the world. True to his narcissistic nature and worrisome megalomania, he evoked painful memories of other self-proclaimed messiahs who played on the palpable fears of an entire population with hyper-nationalist rhetoric and vague but forceful promises to restore the social order. See:
Meanwhile, America’s other “illustrious” major party presidential nominee (soon to be, that is) – Hillary Clinton – is about to announce her choice for vice presidential running mate. The leading candidate is Virginia Senator Tim Kaine who is taking a lot of heat for his support of neoliberal free trade deals, and for signing a letter urging banking regulators to ease-up on their oversight of regional financial institutions. See:
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was subject to intense criticism for his Justice Department’s decision not to pursue criminal prosecutions against Wall Street executives following the 2008 financial crisis, is… wait for it… rejoining his old Wall Street law firm Covington & Burling! See:
After a wave of sexual harassment allegations, Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has resigned from the right-wing
propaganda “news” network. See:
Lordy, lordy, lordy, ain’t America grand!