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North Korea Said To Seek Help From Republicans "To Figure Out Trump"

In what may be the most bizarre development of the day, the WaPo reports that in their ongoing feud with President Trump, the North Korean government has quietly sought the help of an unlikely counterparty: Republicans.  "Their No. 1 concern is Trump. They can’t figure him out."

Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

"City councils can pass building code laws all day long, but as long as residents lack the incomes necessary to afford housing, offices, and factory space that's built to withstand earthquakes, there will always be an especially large incentive to cut corners on construction. Innocent people will suffer as a result."

Embrace The Suck: Debt-Serdom and Our Neofuedal Status Quo

"...education will really work - with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution... the victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people. His servitude is strictly objective."

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Is Trump Irrelevant?

 Unless the press or Robert Mueller come up with a smoking gun, a dead body, and a cache of rubles, we can assume Donald Trump will be our president for a full four-year term. But Trump as President continues to sabotage himself. He risks becoming irrelevant because no one will take him seriously. Which might be a good thing.

FBI, DHS Officially Classify Antifa Activities As "Domestic Terrorist Violence"

"It was in that period [as the Trump campaign emerged] that we really became aware of them.  These antifa guys were showing up with weapons, shields and bike helmets and just beating the shit out of people. They’re using Molotov cocktails, they’re starting fires, they’re throwing bombs and smashing windows.”

The Fake News Media Of Sweden

"In most democratic countries, the media should be critical of those who hold power. In Sweden, however, the media criticize those who criticize the authorities."

Frontrunning: August 23

  • Trump Tries to Recharge His Base in Arizona Rally (WSJ)
  • Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding (BBG)
  • Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence (Reuters)
  • Trump Assails Media in Angry Defense of Charlottesville Response (BBG)
  • North Korea presses rocket program, but amid signs of drama easing (Reuters)

Europe Is Committing Demographic Suicide

"Muslim believers know very well that their fertility is such today, that they call it... the Great Replacement. They tell you in a very calm, very positive way: One day all this, all this will be ours..." - Luc Ravel, The Archbishop of Strasbourg.

Frontrunning: August 17

  • Trump policy doubts, weak inflation to weigh on Wall Street (Reuters)
  • Trump Remarks on Violent Rally Rattle Aides, Risk Agenda (WSJ)
  • Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism (Reuters)
  • Trump's crisis spurs talk of White House departures (Reuters)
  • Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks (Guardian)