Category Archives: Trump administration

Just asking: Why pick on Cuba but support China?

I’m not going to make this a detailed or well-researched blog post. Rather, I’m asking a question in hopes of getting a conversation started: The Trump administration is rolling back efforts made by President Obama to open more doors between … Continue reading

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The most important parts of former FBI director James Comey’s opening statement

Former FBI director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning. Set aside weak words such as “dramatic,” “highly anticipated” and similar terms designed to heighten tension but that also serve to distract from the main point. … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Trump uses attacks in UK to affirm need for a travel ban

Here’s his tweet: We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017 … Continue reading

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FLASH: Trump to pull U.S. from climate change agreement

Politico has the details. The upcoming decision is a victory for hardliners such as senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, who argued that the deal would hobble the U.S. economy and Trump’s energy agenda, and a defeat for moderates like … Continue reading

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Russia went to Jared (Kushner)?

The Dallas Morning News reports that President Trump’s son-in-law might have been eager to talk to the Russians during the 2016 election. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, then President-elect Trump’s son-in-law and confidant, made … Continue reading

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Think Trump is going to become what you want him to be?

Put Donald Trump in a grand palace, and he’s home. He relishes the fancy lightning, the artwork, the grandeur. Put him anywhere else, and he’s a flop. The president’s dreadful address to his fellow leaders of NATO countries and his … Continue reading

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U.S. media practicing “real medieval bigotry”

Those three words ought to get your attention; and according to one Russian “news” agency they were spoken by a top Russian official. “It was an absolutely standard first meeting to outline some points of the agenda, to find where our positions differ … Continue reading

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