America’s Cycles of Change

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had highly successful conventions:

This is the fifth successive US presidential campaign I have covered professionally from beginning to end for large news organizations on three continents – including this one – and certain patterns become very familiar over time.

In only the first two days following the end of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia we have seen nude pictures of Melania Trump splashed over the New York Post – which farcically claims to be conservative, but has been a neocon nest for more than 30 years as everyone should remember.