Category Archives: Presidential Politics

It’s Not Too Late on North Korea – by Susan Rice – NYT

“We carefully studied this contingency. “Preventive war” would result in hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of casualties. Metropolitan Seoul’s 26 million people are only 35 miles from the border, within easy range of the North’s missiles and artillery. About … Continue reading

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Fears of Missiles- and Words – The New York Times

“Tougher sanctions, coupled with Mr. Tillerson’s continued efforts at a diplomatic solution, are the best path to a peaceful end to this conflict. That is what Mr. Trump should also be focused on. Engaging in a war of words with … Continue reading

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Oh, Wait. Maybe It Was Collusion. – By JOHN SIPHER and STEVE HALL – former CIA – NYT

It is entirely plausible, for example, that the original Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee’s computer servers was an effort simply to collect intelligence and get an idea of the plans of the Democratic Party and its presidential candidate. … Continue reading

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The Russians Were Involved. But It Wasn’t About Collusion. – by Daniel Hoffman – NYT

“I know all this from having spent much of my 30-year government career, including with the C.I.A., observing Soviet, and then Russian, intelligence operations. I came to realize that President Vladimir Putin, who spent his formative years in the K.G.B., … Continue reading

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Mini-Donald’s Major Fail – by Frank Bruni – NYT

“Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sometimes the apple is also considerably dimmer than the tree. And sometimes the apple must be thrown under the bus so that the tree and a few of its most crucial … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy of Dunces – by Ross Douthat – NYT

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it.This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout…

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The Trumps Embraced a Russian Plot – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“The astonishing email just released by Donald Trump Jr., setting up the meeting last year with a Russian lawyer, is devastating for the White House. Above all, it underscores that the Trump family knew of a secret Russian campaign to … Continue reading

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Putin Meets His Progeny – by Charles Blow – NYT

“Team Trump wants us all to get over this annoying Russia thing and just move on. Sorry sir, not going to happen.At the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the man whose thumb … Continue reading

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Trump’s Incredible Shrinking America – by Charles Blow – NYT

“Last month in Europe, Trump was as boorish and belligerent as it was possible to be, lashing out at our NATO allies about their defense spending just after having been gracious and magnanimous to leaders in the Middle East.Then last … Continue reading

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‘Beautiful Military Equipment’ Can’t Buy Middle East Peace – By MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF – NYT

“Tehran — As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. The vote manifested the determination of Iran’s electorate to … Continue reading

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