Hillary Clinton gets the Al Gore treatment

Journalists are gearing up for a repeat of the 2000 election, where a crooked candidate (Bush in 2000, Trump in 2016) gets graded on a curve, while the honest candidate (Gore in 2000, Clinton in 2016) gets overscrutinized until the candidate looks shady. (Paul Krugman, The New York Times)

The Clinton Foundation is clean.

Emailgate is a peccadillo, deserving of a slap on the wrist and nothing more.

Benghazi is a result of 60 years of failed US Middle Eastern foreign policy. Clinton was a part of that policy, so she should not be exonerated. But she was no more guilty than any other of the hundreds of people who have shaped that policy over the decades.

Also, Al Gore never claimed to have invented the Internet. Never, ever. It just didn’t happen. That still pisses me off, 16 years later.