Daily Clips: August 10th, 2016

NICK HANAUER TALKS ECONOMICS WITH THE YOUNG TURKS: 

THOMAS FRIEDMAN DOESN’T MINCE WORDS: This is a really forceful column — a white-knuckled repudiation of Trump. It doesn’t stay away from low-blows (Friedman says Trump’s children should be “ashamed”). The whole piece is passionate and beautifully written, but the concluding paragraph really shines:

People are playing with fire here, and there is no bigger flamethrower than Donald Trump. Forget politics; he is a disgusting human being. His children should be ashamed of him. I only pray that he is not simply defeated, but that he loses all 50 states so that the message goes out across the land — unambiguously, loud and clear: The likes of you should never come this way again.

WHY IS HILLARY CLINTON SEEKING KISSINGER’S ENDORSEMENT? The upside of this move is extremely limited. Why cozy up to a sinister war criminal? You can’t talk about how dangerous Donald Trump is to democratic norms and then seek the endorsement of Henry Kissinger. At least, not without looking two-faced. To be clear, Obama recently awarded Kissinger earlier this year, so Clinton is not alone in her admiration of the man.

TIM KAINE LOOKING LIKE A BOSS:

GOP BEEFS UP STAFF TO WOO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS: Yeah, that’ll do it.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.