America’s political class has shown itself in the past few years to be as dysfunctional as we’ve seen European problem states to be — including Italy right now. Apparently it doesn’t take old and new rivals Russia and China to shove the West down the staircase. We do it ourselves.
Clemens Wergin, in Germany’s Die Welt.
Clinton will be a private citizen soon after the inauguration. She will spend time traveling (without portfolio and for leisure), she’ll read, see movies, and get plenty of sleep. It will be her first break in years. From this period of mindfulness a wellspring of different possibilities might emerge. Retirement is one of them. She’s earned it.
It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. It really won’t, I don’t think. I don’t really understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. Make it $500,000, make it a million….. Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile?