Recommended Reading (07/30/16)

Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).

Hillary Clinton’s Historic Moment Divides Generations of Women

The irony—and the problem for Mrs. Clinton—is that such progress has become so widespread that some women voters appear indifferent to another glass ceiling shattered. More women graduate from college than men. They are the main breadwinners in four of 10 U.S. households. They run General Motors Co.,  PepsiCo Inc. and IBM Corp.

Why women shouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton

She got to the top via marriage and connections — is that American exceptionalism?

If Hillary Clinton Were a Man

She’s warm. She’s bright. She’s charming. She has a great sense of humor.

And yet, on the podium, these qualities are rarely in sight. Her voice escalates, the pitch rising, the emphasis misplaced. She is often rhetorically wrong-footed. Her smile seems fake, the wave is to no one, the laugh sounds manufactured. She is defensive.

When do the mothers of ISIS speak?

If Brown’s mother had done something noteworthy, apart from raising a hoodlum — perhaps pioneering a cardiac stent that will save people’s lives — then one could understand her being a “headliner” at the Democrats’ convention. But, as I understand it, her sole claim to fame is giving birth to, and then carefully nurturing, a violent, cop-assaulting criminal.

DNC insiders detail months of escalating dysfunction 

Now, all DNC senior staffers seem to believe they’re on the verge of being fired — and that’s before the next WikiLeaks release, which many fear is coming within days, and which DNC lawyers are bracing for. Several staff members have already been asked to prepare statements about their departures.

Forgiving John Hinckley

Before my father was well enough to go back to the White House he did something completely serious. He said he had forgiven Hinckley.

Not only that, he wanted to go to meet Hinckley face-to-face and tell him that he had forgiven him.

Hinckley’s doctors didn’t think that was a good idea because Hinckley was too mentally unstable, so it never happened.

Veterans can’t keep waiting for reform

No matter what state we live in, we deserve to get better care and treatment from the VA. Whether this means more accountability and better treatment at VA facilities, or greater access to care through a functioning choice program, something must be done.

Fortunately, lawmakers are already working to reform the troubled agency.

Neighbor Disputes Turn Wealthy Areas Into War Zones

It’s the all-too-common hazard that buyers of multimillion-dollar homes often overlook: Disagreements between homeowners can turn even the nicest neighborhoods into war zones. These disputes can happen anywhere, but in wealthy communities, the tendency to lawyer up quickly can ignite small sparks into all-consuming conflagrations. Collateral damage to neighbors can include legal costs, a soured neighborhood feeling and more difficulty in selling homes.


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