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Clinton made history, but did she make her case?
JESSICA GRIFFIN

Clinton made history, but did she make her case?

Accepting the Democratic nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, Hillary Clinton became the first woman chosen to run on a major ticket for the highest office in the United States. Today, we offer a bit of the commentary that came from national publications in the wake of her speech. What are your thoughts? Email rrollins@coxohio.com

‘Hillary forgets herself’

FROM THE EDITORS, AT THE NATIONAL REVIEW

The Democratic nominee reintroduces herself, again. In the hours before their candidate’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton’s aides said that she would take the occasion to “reintroduce herself” to the American people.

TODAY'S MODERATOR

How do others see us?

In 2012, our newsroom participated in an international program designed to expose foreign journalists to the U.S. election process.

I served as guide for our guests: one, from India, was a regional political editor for one of the most read newspapers in the world, and the other was the chief editor of a weekly political newspaper in Myanmar.

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FROM THE LEFT

Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal

On the subject of the Clinton Foundation and newly disclosed State Department emails, let us first dispense with Donald Trump’s unhinged calls for a special prosecutor to investigate what he terms a corrupt “pay for play” arrangement.

“The amounts involved, the favors done and the significant numbers of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately,” Trump proclaimed.

FROM THE RIGHT

Krauthammer: The bribery standard

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. In his first debate, he famously dismissed the email issue, it being beneath the dignity of a great revolutionary to deal in things so tawdry and straightforward.

Sanders failed to understand that Clinton scandals are sprawling, multilayered, complex things.

COLUMN OF INTEREST

Conservatives once cared about presidential character. What happened?

In November 1992, when Bill Clinton was elected president, my mother made a friendly wager with a colleague. “I’ll bet you $100,” she said, “that Clinton will be impeached before he leaves office.”

It took six years to happen, but she was right.

In December 1998, President Clinton was impeached on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.


LETTERS & SPEAK UP

Reader questions need for city tax

Reader against raising Dayton income tax

Those on the left and the right of the economic spectrum differ in their attempts to stimulate growth and the economy and promote the public welfare. Those on the left wish to raise taxes and spending, and those on the right wish to cut taxes and spending.

Dayton is currently considering raising its income taxes by .

FRESH IDEAS

Living a really long time

From The Economist, on extending longevity: “The trap of Tithonus is sprung because bodies have evolved to be throwaway vessels for the carriage of genes from one generation to the next. Biologists have a phrase for it: the disposable soma. It explains not only general senescence, but also why dementia, cancer, cardiovascular problems, arthritis and many other things are guarded against in youth, but crammed into old age once reproduction is done with.

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