Stories from October 2016

The interconnected characters of ‘Hamilton’

By Laurie Bennett

October 22, 2016 at 6:47am

Who could have foreseen, in the country’s nascent days, that generations would learn or re-learn American history through a Broadway musical in which the founding fathers sing hip-hop?

The importance of the foreign-policy elite

By Laurie Bennett

October 20, 2016 at 6:00am

Surprisingly, in a debate addressing international affairs, the word “elite” was never uttered Wednesday night.

State dinners and campaign bundlers

By Laurie Bennett

October 19, 2016 at 4:28pm

Tuesday’s state dinner honored not only America’s relationship with Italy, Italian culture and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, but wealthy Americans who have supported the presidential campaigns of Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Debate commission gets unaccustomed attention

By Laurie Bennett

October 17, 2016 at 7:38am

In quieter election years, being a presidential debate commissioner is almost as ho-hum as being a CPA counting Oscar ballots.

Trump, Clintons, banks & conspiracies

By Laurie Bennett

October 14, 2016 at 6:11am

When Donald Trump delivered a speech Thursday in Palm Beach, describing a “Clinton machine” that colludes “in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of US sovereignty,” we recognized the cues.

The Bush behind the Trump tape uproar

By Laurie Bennett

October 9, 2016 at 7:36am

As Alec Baldwin’s version of Donald Trump noted on SNL Saturday, “You have to admit it’s kind of funny that the only Bush that matters in this general election is Billy.”

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