Wiretap: Why Trump’s anti-trade stance is such a problem for Clinton

Trade woes

Donald Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric is a serious problem for Hillary Clinton and her allies in the labor movement. It was one thing to be attacked on the issue from the left, but what to do when it comes from the right? Via The Washington Post.

Hate tweet

The general election campaign is definitely on. The Clinton campaign has reacted to the latest controversial Trump tweet by calling it “blatantly anti-Semitic.”  Via The New York Times.

Trump’s sickness

Paul Waldman: Trump’s white supremacist retweets aren’t the problem. They’re a symptom of the problem. Via The Washington Post.

Chance meeting

From The National Review, Bill Clinton pulled a Pete Rose in his meeting with the attorney general. It’s not the first time.

Boring veep

Tim Kaine, everyone’s favorite corny uncle, is too boring to be Clinton’s pick for vice-president. Via The New Republic.

Baghdad bombing

ISIS is losing ground in Iraq, but the horrific Baghdad bombing by ISIS terrorists has Iraqis worried about a new round of strife between Shiite and Sunni Iraqis. Via USA Today.

Brutal bio

Renowned biographer Jean Edward Smith is out with “Bush,” which The New York Times calls “biography as a scathing indictment.”

American democracy

In brief: An Independence Day tribute, via the great E.B. White, at The New Yorker.

Stranger than fiction

At length: Short story writer George Saunders goes in search of why Trump supporters actually support him. Via The New Yorker.

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