Business Daily (Kenya) - - IDEAS & DEBATE -

AN­GELA MERKEL Ger­man Chan­cel­lor Reuters Break­ingviews, John Lloyd

Ger­mans choose a gov­ern­ment on Septem­ber 24, and that gov­ern­ment is likely to be headed, for the twelfth year run­ning, by An­gela Merkel. The un­charis­matic 63-yearold may not have cap­tured Ger­mans’ hearts, but she has ap­pealed so strongly to their ra­tio­nal selves that polls sug­gest they ind no rea­son to re­place her. Un­der her chan­cel­lor­ship, Ger­many has changed in a fun­da­men­tal sense. Her for­mer ad­vi­sor, Niko­laus Meyer-lan­drut (now Ber­lin’s am­bas­sador in Paris) told a small group two years ago that “to­day, with mat­ters con­cern­ing the euro, Ger­many inds it­self in a dif­fer­ent po­si­tion.

HILLARY CLIN­TON For­mer US Sec­re­tary of State Guardian, Thomas Frank

How do you lose the pres­i­dency to a man like Don­ald Trump? He was the most un­pop­u­lar pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of all time, com­pound­ing blun­der with blun­der and heap­ing gaffe upon gaffe. Keep­ing him from the Oval O ice should have been the sin­gle-minded mis­sion of the Demo­cratic party. And it should have been easy for them. In­stead they lost, and now their 2016 can­di­date Hillary Clin­ton comes be­fore us to ac­count for this mon­u­men­tal fail­ure, to tell us What Hap­pened. Un­for­tu­nately, her new book is less an ef­fort to ex­plain than it is to ex­plain away. No real blame ever set­tles any­where near Clin­ton’s per­son.

DON­ALD TRUMP US President Den­ver Post, Ed­i­to­rial

As dis­ap­point­ing as President Don­ald Trump’s de­ci­sion to end the De­ferred Ac­tion for Child­hood Ar­rivals pro­gramme has been, there is some com­fort to be taken in the amount of en­ergy that has swelled up in Con­gress and from the president him­self to save it. Heart­en­ing in Tues­day’s news is that the White House is sig­nalling a will­ing­ness to de­cou­ple fund­ing for Trump’s ridicu­lous bor­der wall scheme . The De­ferred Ac­tion for Child­hood Ar­rivals pro­gramme pro­tects about 800,000 teenagers and young adults brought to the coun­try il­le­gally when they were chil­dren.

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