Was it the Comey statement about the emails coming 10 days before the election, the Russian hack or that blacks and Latinos stayed at home? Or was it something missing in her message about the economy that caused Hillary, quite unexpectedly, to lose key swing states that Obama won handily in 2008 and 2012? In an unvarnished post mortem of the election, Veteran pollster and political analyst Doug Schoen tells Jim that voters rejected Hillary Clinton because her game plan failed to get across to voters how she would create lost jobs.
When Ban Ki-moon leaves office on December 31, he will have been the longest-serving Secretary General of the UN in the peacekeeping organization’s 71 year history. He tells Jim of his notable achievements during his decade-long run, such as reducing global warming and improving the plight of abused women and girls, reflects on the world leader’s he has known, and talks of his future in public life, perhaps even a run for President of Korea.
Black voting declined in the 2016 presidential election by 8%, contributing to Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory. Was this because of voter suppression or were many sitting it out as a protest against the failure of the Nation’s first black President to deliver on his promise? Princeton’s African American Studies Department Chair, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of the bestseller, Democracy in Black—How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, tells Jim why many blacks are taking a pass on the vote for President.
During the campaign, President-elect Trump evoked a seething anger among working class Americans, claiming that China had stolen American jobs, and had cheated on trade in the global economy. His answer, which would surely invite retaliation, was to impose a 45% tariff on China-made goods imported into the United States, . Former Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth Robert Hormats tells Jim that our economic relations are so intertwined that a China trade war would be only counter-productive.