Trump loses, still wins

It’s hard to believe that 100 million Americans watched the same debate. The most-watched debate in history turned out to be a Cliff Notes version of Trump’s last 15 months.

And nothing will have changed because of it. And we in the media are partly to blame.

As for Secretary Clinton, she demonstrated the attributes expected, and required, of a president. She was disciplined, composed and, most important, prepared. She was so well-prepared, that when Donald jabbed her for spending time on debate preparation, she coolly smiled and replied, “I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And yes I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president, and I think that’s a good thing.”

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No post-gender society

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Two American bubbles

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