Category: Commentaries

The first presidential debate

The economist has considered the first debate to be a win for Hillary Clinton, though Trump did a great job by keeping his temper for the first quarter. Clinton clearly cut him deeply on several issues – the article cited plenty of original dialogue about Trump’s feeble response to “birtherism”. Also, the author mentioned that it is difficult to change the minds of either Trump’s or Clinton’s supporters by a single debate. However, it could produce significant influence on the swing voters who are undecided or plan to vote for a third party. 6:57 BY J.P.P., Sep 27th, 2016 in...

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Post-debate poll: Hillary Clinton takes round one

According to the CNN/ORC poll of voter who have watched the debate, Hillary Clinton was the winner of Monday night’s debate without doubt. 62% of voters who tuned in to watch consider that Hillary had a better night, while just 27% support Donald Trump. Also, almost two thirds of the audience agree that Clinton expressed her views more clearly than Trump and had a better understanding of the issues. However, the gap was smaller on which candidate appeared more sincere and authentic, as they break even on this issue. And the voters do think that Hillary spend more time...

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Hillary Turns Trump into Mitt Romney

The New Yorker claims that Hillary Clinton “romneyed” Trump by her smart debate strategy. When George W. Bush and Mitt Romney ran on their business records, the proposition was that business provided a theory of how the world worked and how executives ought to behave. By attacking Trump’s business and economic plan, Hillary successfully persuaded at least most audience that Trump focuses on capital accumulation rather than capitalism, and he has nothing to do with the “public good”. One gift of this debate to Clinton’s party is that he now looks like a much more familiar target: a rich...

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How Do Presidential Candidates Lie To Thee? Let HuffPost Count The Ways

The Huffington Post provides an interesting report on the first debate, which counts the lies both candidates have told during the debate. The result shows that Trump has lied 26 times, while Clinton were more “carefully crafted”, and shared nothing sham. The report has done sufficient fact-checking and indicates that Trump has lied a lot from his bankruptcy application to Birtherism. By Ryan Grim and Jennifer Bendery, Sep. 26, 2016 in the Huffington...

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Joe Biden-The Embodiment of the American Dream

On Wednesday night of July 27th, Vice President Joe Biden delivered the best (and hopefully not last) speech he’s ever presented to a large Democratic audience.  With his undeniable passion, strength and motivation, he once again showed us why he was the perfect running mate for President Obama and a great Vice President for the United States of America. In contrast to President Obama’s elegantly rational address, Vice President Biden’s speech was one heavily tainted with fierce passion and patriotism.  His oration strayed from the conventional restrictions of typical political statements and instead became an utterance from the bottom...

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SR: The Week’s China Reads

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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.

Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…