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A Defiant Trump Doubles Down: "Blame On Both Sides" For Violence

In a fiery, impromptu press conference, President Trump on Tuesday said there is “blame on both sides” for the violent protests in Charlottesville, remarks that are sure to inflame his critics and reignite debate over Trump's alleged support for white nationalists.

Russia-gate's Fatally Flawed Logic

"By pushing the Russia-gate 'scandal' and neutering President Trump’s ability to conduct diplomacy, Democrats and Congress have encouraged his war-making side on North Korea..."

Is The Yellen Fed Planning To Sabotage Trump's Presidency?

"The question is: Will the economic backdrop be favorable for Republicans to campaign on the Trump agenda? That remains to be seen. Given the stakes, Donald Trump’s hiring decisions at the Fed could make or break his presidency."

"On The Beach" 2017 - The Beckoning Of Nuclear War

"One of Obama's last acts as president was to sign a bill that handed a record $618billion to the Pentagon, reflecting the soaring ascendancy of fascist militarism in the governance of the United States... Buried in the detail was the establishment of a 'Center for Information Analysis and Response'. This is a ministry of truth. It is tasked with providing an 'official narrative of facts' that will prepare us for the real possibility of nuclear war - if we allow it."

It's Not Fair: Smart People Need To Check Their "Cognitive Privilege"

"There’s a new kind of 'privilege' in town, and if you suffer from it, you can’t help it any more than you can help your skin color or your gender. (Although, of late, gender seems to be completely open to debate and have nothing to do with biology.) If you are an intelligent person, you have 'cognitive privilege' according to an op-ed in the Daily Iowan."

US Preparing For Airstrikes Against ISIS In The Philippines

The Pentagon is reportedly considering a plan that allows the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes on ISIS in the Philippines. The authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective self-defense could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be named as early as Tuesday. The strikes would likely be conducted by armed drones.

"You Want War? Denounce Trump... You Don't? Think Again"

"The western world is mired in a mile-deep political crisis and nary a soul seems to notice, or rather: everyone just sees their own little preferred echochamber tidbits of it. Which is not a good thing, because that crisis is bound to trigger other bigger crises that are much more damaging. And I’m sorry to say it, but Donald Trump is not your main problem. Not even close."

Why Obamacare Repeal Failed

...rural Trump-backers have come to terms with Obamacare. “As much as I was against it,” said one fiscally conservative voter, “at this point I’m against the repeal.” One restaurant owner commented, “I can’t even remember why I opposed it.”