Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Media Endorsements

No endorsement:

Chico Enterprise-Record:

In addition, the next president will make at least one critical Supreme Court appointment, which will shape the country for years to come. We’d rather see a conservative judge than a liberal one. Trump would deliver that, but it doesn’t balance out the other problems a Trump dictatorship would create.

If there’s ever a good reason to vote for a third-party candidate, this election provides it. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, has at least run a state, serving as New Mexico’s governor, but he shows an alarming lack of knowledge on some issues, starting with foreign affairs. The more he talks about his outlandish ideas on things like taxation and eliminating much of the federal government, the more uninformed he sounds.

We cannot make a halfhearted endorsement for any of the candidates, so we won’t. Nobody deserves our endorsement.
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Another daily newspaper endorsement for Hillary Clinton:

El Diario:

El Diario endorses Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

El Diario opposes Donald Trump candidacy, rejects his ideology as extremist and racist; warns of the danger of a fascist surge – in the form of Trumpism – in our country, and denounces that Trump’s personality not only disqualifies him for the post, but it would also bring an unprecedented social upheaval, test the strength of democracy, and pose an unprecedented threat to the freedom of press.

Particularly, El Diario rejects and condemns Trump-led expressions, plans and incitements against Latinos in the U.S. in general, and immigrants in particular.

At the same time, and after endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, El Diario wishes to make clear that this support is not unconditional. In defense of the interests of Hispanics, we will follow closely her administration’s actions, and, if necessary, our editorial page will express criticism or protest.

Once she reaches power, as we wish she will, the new president will must fulfill the political promises she has made to earn the Latino vote. Among them, promoting and passing immigration reform in her first 100 days in office.

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Magazine endorsements for Hillary Clinton:

Vogue for the first time endorses a candidate:

For all the chaos and unpredictability and the sometimes appalling spectacle of this election season, the question of which candidate actually deserves to be president has never been a difficult one.

Vogue has no history of political endorsements. Editors in chief have made their opinions known from time to time, but the magazine has never spoken in an election with a single voice. Given the profound stakes of this one, and the history that stands to be made, we feel that should change.

Vogue endorses Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

Perhaps that sentence won’t come as a surprise. Vogue has enthusiastically covered Hillary Clinton’s career, her rise from Yale law student to governor’s wife to First Lady to senator to Secretary of State. She has been profiled by the magazine six times.
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Nature:

Will the centre hold? Will the United States elect its first female president, Hillary Clinton? It should do. And not just because she is not Donald Trump. Clinton is a quintessential politician — and a good one at that. She has shown tremendous understanding of complex issues directly relevant to Nature’s readers, and has engaged with scientists and academics. Take health: as first lady, she led attempts to expand health care in the early years of her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency. She supported the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which reaches millions of poor children. She championed women’s rights, and as secretary of state made global health a priority through the Global Health Initiative, a framework to coordinate various US programmes. Clinton may not have the outsider appeal of a newcomer. But few politicians with her degree of experience and pragmatism do. She is arguably the best-qualified presidential candidate for two decades.

Nonetheless, the schism in US society runs deep, and will not be healed by one election. The situation is most acute for the Republican Party, which faces an existential moment. Nobody knows what Trump’s followers will do next. America is fertile territory for conspiracy theories, and Trump is fanning the flames with allegations that the election is rigged. But his rebuke extends to the entire political system, which can be fairly accused of promoting decades of policies that put wealthy power brokers first. Cynicism is palpable on both sides of the spectrum, and the political machine built by Clinton and her coterie of advisers is ill-suited to salve these wounds.
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Scientific American refuses to endorse Donald Trump:

The current presidential race, however, is something special. It takes antiscience to previously unexplored terrain. When the major Republican candidate for president has tweeted that global warming is a Chinese plot, threatens to dismantle a climate agreement 20 years in the making and to eliminate an agency that enforces clean air and water regulations, and speaks passionately about a link between vaccines and autism that was utterly discredited years ago, we can only hope that there is nowhere to go but up.


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