Today a federal judge said it's ok for the city of Honolulu to confiscate tents in public places, but he'll continue to make it easier for protesters to get their stuff back.
Alice: Clinton has two main debating tricks. One is to deploy distracting but serious-sounding details whenever she is faced with a question she does not want to answer. The other is to laugh at uncomfortable moments. Her laugh — a “cackle,” to her critics — is awkward but disarming, humanizing. She has weaknesses, too: she sometimes misreads her audience, as she did by using the term “slum lord” to attack then-Sen. Barack Obama for his Chicago cronies in 2008. But her tactics are usually effective. The second reason that Clinton should win is that while Trump is a great persuader, and an entertaining speaker, he is a poor debater. For one thing, he is too quick to take offense at tough questions or jabs from opponents. The celebrated clash with Megyn Kelly in the first primary debate last year was entirely avoidable, and cost him female support. Trump also sometimes stumbles on policy questions beyond his core issues. He often forgets his own past statements and misstates his own views.