Way Back in August 2015, I wrote:
[Hillary Clinton’s] long history of cozying up to moneyed and corporate interests has not led to overwhelming financial support from them but it has led to fragmented support for her from the labor movement. Some liberal activists perceive her moves to the left as feints or insincere. On the other hand, she cannot move right without losing the still very strong support she has from second-wave feminists. Continue reading
Tuesday night a large crowd of Montgomery County residents, including a strong union presence, braved fog and rain outside the County Council’s offices in Rockville to participate in the ongoing national “Fight for $15.” Continue reading
Apocryphal Chinese curse – May you live in interesting times.
Voltaire – We must tend to our garden.
The New York Times Editorial Board claims that the Trump administration will empower China if it walks away from the TPP. Here’s my response:
Ratifying the TPP would have empowered the Beijing Communists without question given their profound influence over southeast Asia. Increasing our dependence on products manufactured by sub-$1 hour Vietnamese laborers would mean ever more American dollars ultimately cycling through China. Meanwhile our manufacturing and tax base would continue to weaken as jobs would flee overseas. In the binary world which we currently inhabit, weakening the US helps China and strengthening China hurts the US.
Another point which establishment Democratic organs, like the NYT editorial board, always ignore is that that the TPP would be an absolute disaster for the environment. While Trump is a dangerous and ignorant know-nothing denier, his insistence that we stop with all the foreign trade could lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the number of container ships churning up the Pacific while gulping and belching filthy diesel fuel and cargo jets spewing contrails filled with carbon dioxide directly into the atmosphere.
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination. Continue reading
Today, Donald Trump would probably beat Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head matchup 538’s Nate Silver predicts. Ah but the election won’t be held today you reply. Correctomundo. When the election is actually conducted sayeth Silver, Clinton should squeeze out a 10-point win in the electoral college. Continue reading
There are a number of excellent reasons progressives should vote for Hillary Clinton for President while the arguments in favor of Jill Stein or sitting out the election do not hold water. Continue reading
For the record, I don’t think Donald Trump will be the next President. Although a CBS/NYT poll published Thursday shows a tight race and oracle Nate “Tarnished” Silver now gives Trump a 1 in 3 shot at winning, I would argue the racist deadbeat’s chances are more like 1 in 4 or less. For one thing, a slew of NBC/WSJ polls released Friday show Clinton with commanding leads in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia. Of even more consequence is the “hot mess,” in the words of the New Republic’s Jeet Heer, that is the Trump campaign. Finally, Silver lost his air of infallibility by his insistence last year that Trump would not be the Republican candidate. Continue reading
Last month, I posted that I would be off until July 11 at least. Since then, I have been moving forward in a different direction and will not be able to continue the Morning Show. Although I may resuscitate the show in the future, for now, I am off he air. Thank you all so much for your support. I will post periodic updates.
I will be taking a hiatus from the Hal Ginsberg Morning Show starting Monday June 19. I intend to return on Monday July 11.
My show airs 6-9 am Pacific/9-noon east coast Monday – Friday. Listen at halginsberg.com/dListen-Now/, radiomonterey.com, and at http://uberstations.com/. On your smartphone, try Radio Monterey on your tunein app. Better yet, install the Radio Monterey app on your device. Continue reading
CA, NJ, NM, MT, and ND are holding primaries Tuesday. Feels anti-climactic doesn’t it – at least on the Republican side. Think how you’ll feel next week when contemplating the DC primaries. We’ll continue to focus on the race for the Presidency with frequent side diversions this week. Continue reading
My son Michael is graduating from high school! I’ll be back Thursday morning.
The race for the Presidency continues to suck all the oxygen from the room. We’ll be discussing developments all week. Just 9 days from the California primary as I write. Here’s what’s on tap and more. Continue reading
1) Denial – there’s no way this can be happening. Bernie really won New York if you don’t count Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Long Island. Just look at the returns from Jamestown and Elmira.
2) Anger – it’s all Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s fault.
3) Bargaining – if we just win the District of Columbia on June 14, the super delegates will abandon Hillary en masse. Continue reading
I was away from my laptop and desktop all weekend as I traveled to New York and then Connecticut to my college reunion. Hence, I’m providing this somewhat abbreviated newsletter.
My show airs live 6-9 am Pacific/9-noon east coast Monday – Friday. Listen at halginsberg.com/Listen-Now/, radiomonterey.com, and at http://uberstations.com/. On your smartphone, try Radio Monterey on your tunein app. Better yet, install the Radio Monterey app on your device. Continue reading
Unions representing construction and manufacturing workers may not line up behind Hillary Clinton and down ballot Democrats in the general election. Clinton’s opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline and an announced partnership between three unions representing government employees and environmentalist Tom Steyer have incensed some labor leaders and their rank and file. White-collar unions and the green billionaire have created the “For Our Future” super Pac in hopes of raising $50 million to help defeat Trump and Republican candidates in November. Continue reading
The Democratic primaries aren’t over yet. If you still can vote for Bernie, you know I want you to. You know I also believe he has little chance to win and, if he does not, you should vote for Hillary Clinton in the general election. My latest take on her campaign to succeed Barack Obama is here. Those who bemoan my penchant for criticizing Clinton at most turns will be pleasantly surprised. Continue reading