In historic move, The Atlantic endorses Hillary Clinton

"We are impressed by numerous qualities of the Democratic Party's nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others", the editorial board said, "but we are mainly concerned with the Republican Party's nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 277-year history of the American presidency".

USA Today wrote an anti-Trump editorial and The Tulsa World said it could endorse neither, which I think is a cop out. But in a piece dubbed "Against Donald Trump", its editorial board encouraged voters to select his opponent Hillary Clinton.

Our endorsement of Clinton, and rejection of Trump, is not a blanket dismissal of the many Trump supporters who are motivated by legitimate anxieties about their future and their place in the American economy.

"We believe in American democracy", the editorial board said. "But Trump is not a man of ideas". He is a demagogue, a xenophobe, a sexist a know-nothing, and a liar.

"Hillary Rodham Clinton has more than earned, through her service to the country as first lady, as a senator from NY, and as secretary of state, the right to be taken seriously as a White House contender", The Atlantic editors wrote for their November 2016 issue.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, of the "Aleppo" moment, has three endorsements. They are the Detroit News, Chicago Tribune, Union Leader of Manchester, N.H., Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

According to Goldberg, who spoke to The Daily Beast on behalf of the magazine, the editors and writers have been chewing on endorsing for the past couple of months-and finally pulled the trigger a couple of weeks ago, when the endorsement was put into final form.

"We're not kidding ourselves here".

Those are some pretty sick burns from a magazine that has only endorsed two other candidates in its long history.

The Washington-based monthly magazine, The Atlantic, made news on Wednesday by departing from 159 years of hallowed practice and a fierce institutional pride in never aligning itself with any party or candidate, by openly endorsing Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

The Atlantic's owner, David Bradley, gave the endorsement his seal of approval, and it will appear in the print issue to be published next week.

The last time The Atlantic took sides in a presidential election was in 1964, when it sided with Lyndon B. Johnson due to similar fears about his opponent, Barry Goldwater.