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Be Strategic- Not Impulsive- on North Korea – Thomas Friedman – NYT

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“Bader, who has served multiple administrations in diplomatic and policy jobs related to China and is now a private consultant, begins by asking the best question any American strategist could ask when thinking…

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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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The Movie Dunkirk is gripping- excellent- homework. by David Lindsay

Kathleen Schomaker and I went to see the movie Dunkirk, because after some research I discovered that it got a score of 94 at Metacric.com, and got some rave reviews, and it was not criticized for tampering with the history. It … 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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‘Make It So’: ‘Star Trek’ and Its Debt to Revolutionary Socialism – The New York Times

“H. G. Wells’s foundational work of political science fiction, “The Time Machine,” predicted a future in which a small utopia of sprightly elites is kept running by a subclass that lives below the ground and is reduced to bestial violence. … Continue reading

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Trump’s Imminent Cuba Problem – The New York Times

Soon — maybe as early as Friday — President Donald Trump, with Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, is expected to announce a presidential initiative that will roll back the Obama-era efforts that loosened the 56-year-old United States embargo on Cuba. … Continue reading

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Hackers Came but the French Were Prepared – The New York Times

“PARIS — Everyone saw the hackers coming. The National Security Agency in Washington picked up the signs. So did Emmanuel Macron’s bare-bones technology team. And mindful of what happened in the American presidential campaign, the team created dozens of false … Continue reading

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As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost – The New York Times

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“Over the long term, the rise of the sea appears to be accelerating because of runaway growth in greenhouse emissions, and scientists fear much bigger effects this century, perhaps so large they could…

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Trump Is Wimping Out on Trade – by Paul Krugman – NYT

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“During the campaign, Donald Trump talked loudly and often about how he was going to renegotiate America’s “horrible trade deals,” bringing back millions of good jobs. So far, however, nothing has happened. Not…

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