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  • Three countries where Donald Trump is popular

    10/18/2019 2:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 1, 2019 | Monti Datta, Quartz
    President Donald Trump is one of the most controversial world leaders in modern times, igniting the ire of America’s staunchest allies. Whether it’s the proposed Muslim ban, the US border wall and immigration, or his praise of authoritarian leaders, Trump is deft at inciting deep divisions among the public. In 2018, political scientist Daniel Drezner summarized this consensus in The Washington Post: “The world hates President Trump.” Data from the Pew Research Center illustrates Drezner’s thinking. For the residents of US allies, their confidence in the US president dropped substantially from the last year of Obama’s presidency to the beginning...
  • Trump Is Panicking

    09/27/2019 3:25:34 PM PDT · by upchuck · 96 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Sept 26, 2019 | David A. Graham
    When Donald Trump stepped to the dais at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, he had a speech full of sharp lines: swipes at socialism, assertions of nationalism versus globalism, harsh words for Iran. Though Trump doesn’t enjoy delivering scripted remarks, he sounded listless, tired, and bored even by his own standards, struggling through the speech. The president had a good reason to be distracted. The same morning, he had spoken on the phone with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, trying to stem a growing tide of Democratic demands for his impeachment. According to NBC’s Heidi Przybyla, Trump asked Pelosi whether there...
  • Concentration camps — and numbness — in Donald Trump’s America (Worse than it sounds)

    09/13/2019 11:50:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | September 12, 2019 | Samuel Aftel
    Donald Trump’s presidency can often feel like an inevitable catastrophe that gets easier and easier to become desensitized to and disengaged from. Trump has successfully deconstructed and rendered irrelevant the traditional neoliberal niceties that have conveniently shielded this country from confronting its history, and continued practice, of structural violence: Trump is an indecent man who has lived an indecent life, and runs the country in accordance with this indecency — yet, unlike his predecessors, he makes no attempt to hide his amorality, and we make no attempt to remain shocked and horrified by his cruelty. The ongoing detention of innumerable...
  • Obama Goes on Attack, But Arguments Fall Flat Against Trump Successes

    09/11/2018 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    He's back! President Obama has emerged from his supposed cloistered life to attack President Trump. Obama broke with a tradition apparently only modern Republican ex-presidents follow, which is not to speak ill of your successor.Obama, who reportedly has been running his "Organizing for America" operation, along with his White House aide Valerie Jarrett from his expensive home in a Washington neighborhood, spoke to a group of University of Illinois students last Friday, claiming it was his policies, not those of President Trump, that have produced the current economic boom."When you hear how great the economy's doing right now, let's...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/15/2018 9:18:24 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    With less than two weeks to go before Arizona's primary election Republican candidate US Representative Martha McSally is refusing to debate her rivals in the US Senate Primary set for August 28th. McSally is running against former State Senator Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio's decision to enter the race this year appears to split the more conservative voters giving McSally a better chance of winning. The missing factor in the race is a clear cut endorsement from President Donald Trump. Trump did tweet praise of Ward within the last year. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte...
  • Poll: ‘Dead Heat’ in Ohio-12 Special Congressional Election

    08/06/2018 4:16:21 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 6, 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An Emerson College e-Poll released on Monday shows that Tuesday’s special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is a dead heat between Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican Troy Balderson. The Emerson College Polling Society said in a statement accompanying the release of the poll: The final US Congressional special election before the November midterm elections will be held on August 7 in Ohio’s 12th district and it shows a neck and neck race: The Democrat, Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor has 47% of the vote and Republican, State Senator Troy Balderson is at 46%, 7% of very likely voters were...
  • What immigrants and foreigners say about America that you never hear in the US media

    06/24/2018 6:57:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 91 replies
    Happierabroad ^ | 6-25-2018 | editorial staff
    HAPPIER ABROAD  Why You Will Have A Better Love and Life Beyond America     What immigrants and foreigners say about America that you never hear in the US media  "The biggest culture shock that people experience in the US is not between their country and the US but between what they thought the US would be and what it actually is." – Ladislav, my Expat Advisor In reality, there are few redeeming qualities to living in America other than making money and consuming.  Besides that, the rest is mostly fake and artificial.  This is well known to many foreigners, immigrants and...
  • You Can Be a Critic of Trump and Still Root for Diplomacy to Succeed in Korea

    06/11/2018 11:10:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 11, 2018 | John Nichols
    Donald Trump is a disappointing president whose misguided approach to foreign affairs was highlighted by the temper tantrum with which he concluded the G7 summit in Canada. Trump was so off the rails that the office of the French president released a statement declaring that: “International co-operation cannot be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks.” After Trump instructed his aides not to sign a communique between the seven nations, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said: “It’s actually not a real surprise, we have seen this with the climate agreement or the Iran deal. In a matter of seconds,...
  • Statement From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

    05/23/2018 9:37:59 AM PDT · by bankwalker · 47 replies
    NFL Communications ^ | 5/23/2018 | Roger Goodell
    The policy adopted today was approved in concert with the NFL’s ongoing commitment to local communities and our country — one that is extraordinary in its scope, resources, and alignment with our players. We are dedicated to continuing our collaboration with players to advance the goals of justice and fairness in all corners of our society. The efforts by many of our players sparked awareness and action around issues of social justice that must be addressed. The platform that we have created together is certainly unique in professional sports and quite likely in American business. We are honored to work...
  • Historian: Trump Marriage Is Most 'Awkward' Presidential Union in Modern Times (hurl alert!)

    05/12/2018 10:51:04 AM PDT · by ethom · 75 replies
    People Politics ^ | May 11, 2018 03:09 PM | DIANE HERBST
    Prominent presidential historian Douglas Brinkley doesn’t think Donald and Melania Trump‘s marriage is “hinged right.” “In modern times, we haven’t had such an awkward marriage — one that seems to be frozen. It doesn’t seem to be a very organic thing,” Brinkley, a professor of history at Rice University and CNN’s presidential historian, tells PEOPLE. The first couple’s public image has been defined by viral video of Melania, 48, swatting away her husband’s hand when he’s tried to hold hers. “That scene of the hand swat,” says Brinkley, “is a visual metaphor for a marriage that isn’t hinged right.” It’s...
  • John Kelly’s credibility is at risk after defending aide accused of domestic violence

    02/10/2018 11:45:34 AM PST · by DOC44 · 72 replies
    After the White House staff secretary was accused of domestic violence by both of his ex-wives, Kelly publicly defended Porter as “a man of true integrity and honor,” adding, “I can’t say enough good things about him.” Privately, Kelly reportedly urged him to stay in his job. Kelly’s actions left his critics — as well as some West Wing subordinates — questioning how much credibility he has left.
  • Sessions: We’ll “Leave No Stone Unturned” In Finding The Strzok-Page Texts

    01/23/2018 6:43:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 23 Jan 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    All 50,000 of them? That’s how many texts the FBI apparently “lost” in their retention system during the period of time in which agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page carried on an extramarital affair — and might have injected partisan bias into the probe of Russian interference in the election. The bureau previously turned over 375 messages to congressional investigators, but when the panels asked for a broader range of messages, the FBI discovered that the messages had been deleted. Jeff Sessions pledged to “leave no stone unturned” in getting those texts back, while Donald Trump continued to slam the...
  • Why 2020 will be the year of the woman

    11/25/2017 10:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 26, 2017 | Bill Scher
    One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic behavior in their ranks. Renewed media attention on sexual harassment and assault led to the twin New York Times and New Yorker exposés on Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul and Democratic donor. But Democrats did not rally to protect one of their own, and his attempt to curry sympathy with a pledge to fight the NRA fell flat. The subsequent #MeToo phenomenon continues to upend the left-leaning political and media worlds, with accusations of inappropriate behavior ensnaring liberal darling...
  • Jeb Bush joins Republicans calling on Moore to step down

    11/13/2017 12:28:47 PM PST · by advance_copy · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/2017 | Brett Samuels
    Jeb Bush on Monday joined growing Republicans calls for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to step down after Moore allegedly had a sexual encounter with a minor. “This is not a question of innocence or guilt like in a criminal proceeding, this is a question of what’s right and what’s wrong. Acknowledging that you’re dating teenagers when you’re 32 years old as assistant state attorney is wrong. It’s just plain wrong,” the former Republican presidential candidate and Florida governor said during an interview on CNBC. “We need to stand for basic principles, and decency has to be one of...
  • We’re all racist. But racism by white people matters more

    10/14/2017 9:04:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 5, 2017 | Mona Chalabi
    We don’t live in a racially neutral society: from police officers to headteachers, all the gatekeepers in my life have been white. Yet we do have to acknowledge those who feel they lose out to ethnic minorities Most white people don’t see themselves as racist. They can comfortably reel off a list of people of colour they know, like, or maybe even love. They can’t think of a time when they’ve negatively discriminated against someone on the grounds of their race. And they don’t see, in a concrete way, how their own race has positively affected them. More than that,...
  • Pelosi Sends Letter to Speaker Ryan Calling For Immediate...blah blah blah

    10/07/2017 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Nancy Pelosi ^ | 2/10/17 | Nancy Pelosi
    Dear Mr. Speaker: The epidemic of gun violence in our country continues to challenge the conscience of our nation. Today, our nation woke up to news of the worst mass shooting in our history, claiming the lives of at least 58 innocent men and women in Las Vegas. Nearly 12,000 Americans have been killed by guns with 273 mass shootings in 2017 – one for each day of the year. On average, more than 90 Americans lose their lives to gun violence every day, a daily toll of heartbreak and tragedy in communities across America. Congress has a moral duty...
  • Prof Blames Vegas Shooting on White Privilege, White Entitlement

    10/04/2017 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 47 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/5/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    "His messages indicate he's not so sure that gun control would stop a tragedy like this, but is quite convinced that unencumbered white supremacy is the real problem."
  • America has always been steeped in white supremacy

    09/24/2017 8:44:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/23/17 | Simba Kenyatta
    History is written by the victors. The victors, white people, white supremacists, teach us that America was founded and populated by hard working, adventurous, religious, people. While the majority of people of color see them as genocidal, enslaving, disease ridden (chickenpox, smallpox, gonorrhea, syphilis) irreverent, invaders.
  • MARTHA MCALLUM: CAN'T STAND HER

    08/28/2017 5:04:24 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 65 replies
    She keeps interrupting her guests-won't let them finish their thoughts. A wanna-be Megan Kelly who will turn on a dime when the opportunity comes. I see it happening but she doesn't have the talent. Her days are numbered at Fox if they're smart. BTW-she's the blonde in between Special Report and Tucker. In case you don't know.
  • Dean: If You Vote GOP in 2018, Then You Support a Racist in the White House

    08/20/2017 5:32:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 82 replies
    FOX News ^ | 08/20/2017 | na
    Howard Dean lumped white supremacists and the GOP together when he warned voters not to vote for racists. "If you want to vote for a racist in the White House, then you better vote for Republicans," the former governor of Vermont said on MSNBC on Saturday. Dean stated that Trump has "no moral character" but added that he is in the minority since "there’s a lot more decent Americans than there are the kind of people who were supporting the folks in Charlottesville." "Today in the 2018 elections, if you vote for a Republican, you’re supporting Donald Trump. This has...