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Trump Critics Lose Sight of Divide Between Violence & Ideas

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:01
D.J. Tice, Star Tribune
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The Media Have Lost Their Collective Mind

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:01
Ruben Navarrette, San Francisco Chronicle
In keeping with the recent meme of recognizing bad behavior

Uncomfortable Questions We Must Ask About President Trump

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:01
Brian Stelter, CNN
CNN's Brian Stelter says there are uncomfortable questions about President Trump's fitness to lead that journalists aren't asking often enough.

GOP Has Courted Racists for Years. Why Cringe Now?

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:01
Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald
Republicans find themselves saddled with an incompetent president elected on an implicit promise to make America white again. Under him, they are able to accomplish exactly nothing.

Left Isn't Right in Charlottesville Reaction

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:01
Christine Flowers, Philadelphia Inquirer
Anyone who looks to a political leader for his moral True North is a fool.

Steve Bannon Takes His Street Fight Outside

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:01
Eliana Johnson, Politico
Bannon denies those claims and said, instead, that he participates in the debates that play out inside the White House on issues from free trade to foreign policy. Before his departure, he told me the White House “could be a lot more aggressive”—and it was clear he was pushing Trump in that direction. Senior West Wing aides now wonder just how much damage Bannon can do from the outside. They will now have a chance to see whether his aggressive instincts are turned on them.

A New Way Forward on Trade & Immigration

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:01
Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register
President Donald Trump's policy agenda may seem somewhat incoherent, but his underlying approach â?? developed, in large part, by now-departed chief strategist Steve Bannon â?? can be best summarized iâ?¦

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair

MiddleEasteye - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:31
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Trade fair dates back to 1954, but was last held in 2011, months after eruption of protests against Assad government

NAFTA negotiators wrap up first round of talks

Top Reuters News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Sunday wrapped up the first round of talks to revamp the NAFTA trade pact, amid signs that an ambitious schedule to conclude negotiations by early 2018 could slip in the coming months.

Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame

ConsortiumNews - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:24
Exclusive: As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Fifty years ago, I could have…

Merkel attacks Turkey's 'misuse' of Interpol warrants

Top Reuters News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:52
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agency.

Qatar blocks Saudi planes from transporting pilgrims: Report

MiddleEasteye - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:22
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Saudi Airlines says its planes are still not allowed to land in Doha despite asking for permission days ago

Leading Democrat: Critics can't conclude Trump is impaired

Reuters US Politics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that it was premature to try to remove U.S. President Donald Trump by claiming he is physically or mentally impaired.

Americans Don't Trust the Media, and for Good Reason

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 10:01
Sharyl Attkisson, The Hill
Trust in the mass media is at an all-time low. Two- thirds of Americans believe the mainstream press publishes fake news. Yes, there’s still much good journalism to be found, if you know where to look. Yet, ask reporters who’ve been around a while, and many will tell you that a lot of good journalism is being left unpublished. Good journalists hate what’s happening to the news.

Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father...White Supremacist?

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 09:58
Sean Braswell, Ozy
He had some great ideas. He also had greatly disturbing ones.

American Hate, a History

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 09:52
Jon Meacham, Time
The message was clear. The fate of America — or at least of white America, which was the only America that counted — was at stake. On the autumn evening of Thursday, Oct. 7, 1948, South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond, the segregationist Dixiecrat nominee for President, addressed a crowd of 1,000 inside the University of Virginia's Cabell Hall in Charlottesville, Va. Attacking President Truman's civil rights program, one that included anti-lynching legislation and protections against racial discrimination in hiring, Thurmond denounced these moves toward racial justice, saying...

U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

Top Reuters News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 09:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111-year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land.

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