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These are unsettling times that need a solid hand: That’s not Donald Trump.

These are unsettling times that need a solid hand: That’s not Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton by a years

Hillary Rodham Clinton seen here as a high propagandize tyro during Maine East High School, Park Ridge, Illinois in 1965, has been in a open eye for decades. Take a demeanour behind a former initial lady, senator, secretary of state and now Democratic presidential nominee. 

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Hillary Clinton by a years

Hillary Rodham Clinton seen here as a high propagandize tyro during Maine East High School, Park Ridge, Illinois in 1965, has been in a open eye for decades. Take a demeanour behind the

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1969

Class personality Hillary Rodham of Wellesley College articulate about tyro protests that she upheld in her derivation speech. (Photo by Lee Balterman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

1969

Class personality Hillary Rodham of Wellesley College articulate about tyro protests that she upheld in her derivation speech. (Photo by Lee Balterman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)


Photo: Lee Balterman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

1969

Wellesley College-graduate Hillary Rodham (later Clinton) talks about her discuss during a college commencement, Connecticut, Jun 11, 1969. Among other things, her discuss addressed tyro protests, that she had upheld  as boss of Wellesley College Government Association, and was delivered following a central commencment discuss from Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke. 

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1969

Wellesley College-graduate Hillary Rodham (later Clinton) talks about her discuss during a college commencement, Connecticut, Jun 11, 1969. Among other things, her discuss addressed tyro protests, that she

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Photo: Lee Balterman/The LIFE Picture Collection

1974

Hillary Rodham (C), a counsel for a Rodino Committee and John Doar (L), Chief Counsel for a committee, move impeachment charges opposite President Richard Nixon in a Judiciary Committee discussion room during a U.S. Capitol in 1974 in Washington, DC.

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1974

Hillary Rodham (C), a counsel for a Rodino Committee and John Doar (L), Chief Counsel for a committee, move impeachment charges opposite President Richard Nixon in a Judiciary Committee discussion room at

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1991

Governor Bill Clinton poses with his mother Hillary Clinton Sep 21, 1991 in California. Governor Clinton began to discuss for a presidency and rigourously announced his candidacy in Oct for a Democratic nomination. 

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1991

Governor Bill Clinton poses with his mother Hillary Clinton Sep 21, 1991 in California. Governor Clinton began to discuss for a presidency and rigourously announced his candidacy in Oct for the

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1992

Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton (L) and his mother Hillary Rodham Clinton discuss 02 Apr 1992 in front of a Federal Hall in New York before to a New York presidential primary 07 Apr 1992. 

1992

Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton (L) and his mother Hillary Rodham Clinton discuss 02 Apr 1992 in front of a Federal Hall in New York before to a New York presidential primary 07 Apr 1992. 


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1993

President Bill Clinton dances with Hillary on Jan 20, 1993 in Washington, DC.

1993

President Bill Clinton dances with Hillary on Jan 20, 1993 in Washington, DC.


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1996

 New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, First Lady Hillary Clinton and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta during JFK Airport in New York on Jul 26, 1996.

1996

 New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, First Lady Hillary Clinton and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta during JFK Airport in New York on Jul 26, 1996.


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1997

Hillary Clinton championed a means of women’s and tellurian rights, even in a antagonistic sourroundings of a Beijing discussion and gatherings in male-dominated societies. Here are remarks from a 1997 tellurian rights conference:

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1997

Hillary Clinton championed a means of women’s and tellurian rights, even in a antagonistic sourroundings of a Beijing discussion and gatherings in male-dominated societies. Here are remarks from a 1997 human

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1999

President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, daughter Chelsea, center, and dog Buddy prepared to house a Marine One helicopter on a South Lawn of a White House Thursday, Aug 19, 1999. Clinton, who is celebrating his fifty-third birthday Thursday, and his family are roving to Martha’s Vineyard for a vacation. (Photo by John Edwards)

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1999

President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, daughter Chelsea, center, and dog Buddy prepared to house a Marine One helicopter on a South Lawn of a White House Thursday, Aug 19, 1999. Clinton, who is

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2007

 Democratic presidential carefree Hillary Clinton and billionaire financier Warren Buffett shake hands onstage during a fund-raising eventuality Dec 11, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The youth U.S. senator from New York was assimilated by Buffet, who has not permitted Clinton and has also hosted a fundraiser for Clinton’s arch opposition for a Democratic nomination, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Buffet has called both possibilities “presidential.” (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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2007

 Democratic presidential carefree Hillary Clinton and billionaire financier Warren Buffett shake hands onstage during a fund-raising eventuality Dec 11, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The youth U.S. senator

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2014

 Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is projected on a video shade as she delivers a keynote residence during a 2014 DreamForce discussion on Oct 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The annual Dreamforce discussion runs by Oct 16. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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2014

 Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is projected on a video shade as she delivers a keynote residence during a 2014 DreamForce discussion on Oct 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The

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Bonus: 1995

On a day she was to accept a Democratic assignment for president, Hillary Clinton posted a Throwback Thursday picture of her dressed as Dolly Parton along side her father Bill in 1995. 

Bonus: 1995

On a day she was to accept a Democratic assignment for president, Hillary Clinton posted a Throwback Thursday picture of her dressed as Dolly Parton along side her father Bill in 1995. 


Photo: Hillary Clinton On Instagram


On Nov. 8, 2016, a American people will confirm between dual presidential contenders who paint a starkest domestic choice in critical memory. They will select between one claimant with immeasurable knowledge and a lifelong loyalty to open use and another totally lacking in education to be president. They will confirm either they cite someone deeply informed with a issues that are critical to this republic or a chairman whose paper-thin, bumper-sticker proposals would be dangerous to a republic and a universe if somehow they were enacted.


Her opponent

The Chronicle editorial page does not typically validate early in an choosing cycle; we cite watchful for a discuss to play out and for issues to emerge and be addressed. We make an difference in a 2016 presidential race, given a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not merely political. It is something many some-more simple than celebration preference.

An choosing between a Democrat Clinton and, let’s say, a Republican Jeb Bush or John Kasich or Marco Rubio, even a hyper-ideological Ted Cruz, would hint a much-needed discuss about a purpose of supervision and a nation’s future, about any candidate’s knowledge and abilities. But those Republican hopefuls have been vanquished. To select a claimant who degraded them – sincerely and decisively, we should indicate out – is to countermand a many simple notions of cunning and capability.

Any one of Trump’s less-than-sterling qualities – his haphazard temperament, his dodgy business practices, his racism, his Putin-like strongman inclinations and faux-populist demagoguery, his disregard for a order of law, his stupidity – is adequate to be disqualifying. His convention-speech comment, “I alone can repair it,” should make each American shudder. He is, we believe, a risk to a Republic.

It’s revelation that so many Republicans have distanced themselves from their party’s nominee. That sizeable list includes a series of distinguished Texans, Bush family members inaugural among them, as good as Sen. Cruz and House Speaker Joe Straus. These brave Republicans are endangered not usually about a destiny of their celebration (and, with a difference of a dual Bush presidents, their possess domestic careers), but, some-more important, they’re endangered about a destiny of this nation.

It would not be startling to learn that these gifted politicians and open servants share a existential regard that initial lady Michelle Obama lifted in her absolute discuss on interest of Clinton during a celebration gathering in Philadelphia: “Because when we have a chief codes during your fingertips and a troops during your command, we can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a skinny skin or a bent to lash out. You need to be solid and totalled and well-informed.”

Experience

Americans know Hillary Clinton; post-Philadelphia, they’re even improved proficient with “the genuine Hillary Clinton,” as her father phrased it. After her entertain century and some-more in a open eye, they know her strengths and her weaknesses. Anyone who has paid even a jot of courtesy to her knowledge as initial lady, as U.S. senator, as secretary of state and as claimant for boss will have during slightest a ubiquitous idea of her positions on a issues. As President Obama noted, she’s a many competent chairman in years to offer as boss – “and that includes Bill and me.” The usually claimant to come tighten is George H.W. Bush.

Whether electorate like her privately is roughly irrelevant during this “moment of reckoning,” to use Clinton’s words. She herself concedes that she’s not a healthy campaigner. She lacks Obama’s bombastic gifts or her husband’s folksy ability to bond with crowds. Too mostly she comes opposite as calculated, inauthentic. We’re assured that she is, indeed, “steady and totalled and well-informed” and that she would be a many improved boss than a presidential candidate.

The issues

On a issues, there’s no comparison in terms of thoughtfulness, caring and practicality. Acknowledging a change of earlier aspirant Bernie Sanders, for example, she will concentration as boss on repair an economy that has left many operative people behind and struggling. She will residence income inequality and salary recession and will work to emanate jobs. She’ll work with Congress to finish taxation loopholes, observant as she did on CBS’s “Sixty Minutes” final weekend that an executive shouldn’t be profitable a same taxation rate as his secretary. She also will pull for equal compensate for women, augmenting a smallest salary and expanding taxation credits for poorer families.

Immigration remodel

Rejecting a absurd border-wall idea her competition famously touts, she’ll pull for extensive immigration reform, building on a essential devise that upheld a U.S. Senate 3 years ago, usually to be hold warrant by a posterior organisation of tea-party opponents in a House. She has pronounced she intends within a initial 100 days of her administration to deliver a trail for a undocumented among us to acquire citizenship.

Health caring

Health caring has been a decades-long emanate for Clinton, during slightest given her days as a initial lady of her adopted state of Arkansas. As initial lady in a White House a few years later, her unsuccessful health beginning led to a origination of CHIP, a immensely successful children’s health word program. She will work to urge a Affordable Care Act, not annul it.

Energy

On energy, an emanate of significance to Houston, she acknowledges a earnest of meridian change, a many “consequential, urgent, sweeping” problem a universe faces. She has pronounced she wants a United States to be a “clean appetite superpower of a 21st century.”

She also acknowledges that clean-energy reforms will outcome in mercantile casualties, among them a spark industry. She has due a $30 billion devise to reanimate communities where spark prolongation is in decrease and, as Bill Clinton mentioned in his gathering discuss final week, she intends to dispatch him to West Virginia to assistance struggling families and communities build a viable mercantile future.

Hillary Clinton has pronounced she sees healthy gas as a overpass fuel and foresees a new economy built on fast augmenting shares of renewable energy. She has a record of ancillary fracking, and she supports a Paris agreement on meridian change.

Foreign affairs

On trade, another critical Houston issue, we have a differences with a Democrat. Although she now says she opposes a Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade understanding we support, we’re assured she will be skilful during negotiating deals that would grow salary and jobs and that would strengthen American workers. Despite his vaunted deal-making claims, her opponent, we suspect, would be mislaid during sea perplexing to accommodate a nation’s trade goals.

On unfamiliar affairs, a former secretary of state is knowledgeable, constant and devoted worldwide, distinct her blusterous competition whose vast remarks final week about Russia were merely a many new weird outburst to upset a allies. Needless to say, Clinton supports NATO, distinct Trump who, in a difference of columnist Timothy Egan, “now stands prepared to countermand scarcely 70 years of confidence for a European allies underneath an ‘America First’ banner. .”

Temperament

We could go on with issues, including her skeleton for essential gun reserve and for combatting terrorism – her process positions are laid out in fact on her discuss web site – though issues in this choosing are roughly delegate to questions of impression and trustworthiness. We reject a “cartoon version” of Hillary Clinton (again to steal her husband’s phrase) in preference of a presidential claimant who has a temperament, a ability and a knowledge to lead this nation.

These are unsettling times, even if they’re not a dark, dystopian finish times that Trump lays out. They need a solid hand. That’s not Donald Trump.

The times also need a chairman who envisions a carefree destiny for this nation, a chairman who has faith in a strong, moneyed and assured America we wish to bequest a children and grandchildren, as initial lady Michelle Obama so eloquently envisioned in Philadelphia. That’s not Donald Trump’s America.

It is Hillary Clinton’s, who reminded her listeners Thursday night that “When there are no ceilings, a sky’s a limit.”

America’s initial womanlike boss would be in a Oval Office some-more than a century and a half after a dynamic organisation of women launched a women’s voting movement, roughly a century after women in this nation won a right to vote. It’s a milestone, to be sure. Few could have illusory it would be so consequential.

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