Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Trump’s Love for Tariffs Began in Japan’s ’80s Boom – By Jim Tankersley and Mark Landler – The New York Times

Originally posted on InconvenientNews.Net:
By Jim Tankersley and Mark Landler May 15, 2019, 9 “WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump lost an auction in 1988 for a 58-key piano used in the classic film “Casablanca” to a Japanese trading company…

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Opinion | President Trump- Come to Willmar – by Thomas Friedman – The New York Times

“. . .  That’s not what I’ve found. America is actually a checkerboard of towns and cities — some rising from the bottom up and others collapsing from the top down, ravaged by opioids, high unemployment among less-educated white males … Continue reading

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Opinion | Why Barr Can’t Whitewash the Mueller Report – By Neal K. Katyal – The New York Times

By Neal K. Katyal Mr. Katyal drafted the special counsel regulations under which Robert Mueller was appointed. May 1, 2019 241 Attorney General William Barr testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times “Many who watched Attorney … Continue reading

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Opinion | James Comey: How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr – The New York Times

But more often, proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing. I think that’s at least part of what we’ve seen with Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein. Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. … Continue reading

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Opinion | Your Average American Joe – by David Brooks – The New York Times

“Joe Biden’s father led the high life as a young man: yachts, fast cars, polo. But his fortunes ran out, thanks to a few bad business deals. Eventually, he got a job managing a used car dealership. But at the … Continue reading

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Opinion | I Support Anita Hill and Joe Biden Too – By Katharine T. Bartlett – The New York Times

“It was Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, who declared the proceedings a “war” and characterized Ms. Hill’s testimony as “flat-out perjury.” It was Alan Simpson, Republican of Wyoming, who suggested that Ms. Hill might be suffering from “a delusional disorder” … Continue reading

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In Push for 2020 Election Security- Top Official Was Warned: Don’t Tell Trump – The New York Times

    By Eric Schmitt, David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman April 24, 2019 290 “WASHINGTON — In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as homeland security secretary: … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Great Republican Abdication – By Paul Krugman – The New York Times

By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist April 22, 2019 896 Mitch McConnell hanging on President Trump’s every word.CreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images “So all the “fake news” was true. A hostile foreign power intervened in the presidential election, hoping to install … Continue reading

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Opinion | Well- Socialism Couldn’t Give Us Trump – By Gail Collins – The New York Times

By Gail Collins Opinion Columnist March 20, 2019 747 When Donald Trump defaulted on a loan for Trump International Hotel in Chicago, he sued Deutsche Bank, which had lent him the money.CreditCreditDavid Kasnic for The New York Times Department of … Continue reading

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Opinion | Whom to Elect for a Foreign Policy Crisis at 3 A.M.? – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist March 12, 2019,   166 Image  Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times “As the 2020 campaign gets underway, we’ve heard about a Green New Deal, Medicare for all, breaking up Amazon and universal basic income … Continue reading

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