Economy of the United States

Clint Eastwood and the Democrats’ dilemma

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, Clint Eastwood endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Support for Bloomberg from one of Hollywood's few Republican directors and actors says a lot about the situation the Democrats find themselves in at the moment as well as the choices dawning upon them.

Irrelevant truth

US President Donald Trump has no doubts about his irresistible charm. In early 2016 he famously declared that he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and still not lose any voters. Later that year, just before the presidential election, he was heard on tape declaring that "when you are a star" you can do anything, adding a demeaning act against women as proof.