The Hindu editorial and vocab for sbi exams 9-6-16
Even before Americans went to the polling booths on Tuesday for a blitzkrieg of primaries across six States, history was in the making. According to a survey by a news agency, Hillary Clinton had already secured more than the minimum of 2,383 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination at the Democratic Party’s convention in Philadelphia. This would make her the first woman to clinch the presidential nomination of a major political party in the U.S., an achievement that comes 96 years after women in the world’s oldest democracy won the right to vote. If the superdelegates backing her stay true to their promise to support her at the convention, then Ms. Clinton will have finally won the bid to be on the ballot as a presidential candidate, eight years after she first gave it a shot. Of course, to occupy the White House, she will first have to ward off a stiff attack from presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, the fire-breathing property billionaire. At the moment Ms. Clinton’s strong delegate count puts in the shadow her only Democratic rival — the self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders. Yet regardless of what Mr. Sanders does going forward, he will be recognised for consistently tilting the hateful discourse of this election year towards a more humane, less bigoted idiom and fighting unapologetically against economic inequality and the influence of special interests.