Tag: Start

Wars are easy to start. They’re not so easy to end.

Any time the government of the United States is considering entering a new war, some very simple questions need to be answered. But that requires that the questions first be asked. By politicians. By pundits. By activists. By all Americans. Those questions include: What is the goal? What is the endgame? What needs to be …

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Open thread for night owls: Syria strike—Is it one and done or just the start?

The New York Times reports: The strikes risked pulling the United States deeper into the complex, multisided war in Syria from which Mr. Trump only last week said he wanted to withdraw. They also raised the possibility of confrontation with Russia and Iran, both of which have military forces in Syria to support Mr. Assad. […] While …

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If You Want to Kill Drug Dealers, Start With Big Pharma

Big corporations, not street dealers, are the true authors and profiteers of the opioid crisis. At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. At a Pennsylvania rally a few weeks earlier, he …

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Iraq is a reminder that totalitarianism didn’t start with Trump | Ajay Singh Chaudhary

This month marks 15 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq. With all the talk of ‘totalitarianism’ in the Trump era, let’s not forget what came before People talk a lot about “totalitarianism” in the Trump era. I’ve never really loved the category: it seems to paper over some pretty deep differences between the entities …

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Is the U.S. Trying to Start a Hot War with Syria?

Click here for reuse options! Officials will pretend they're doing so in the interest of human rights, but it's only about power. As if out of nowhere, a Russian General announces that if the United States strikes Central Damascus (Syria) with an aerial attack, the Russians would retaliate. It had appeared at the start of …

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Panicked Republican leaders start calling out slacker House incumbents—by name

Spooked by Conor Lamb’s upset victory, anonymous “[t]op House Republicans” (or at least, their aides) called out more than half a dozen GOP incumbents by name to the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker, saying they’ve been running “complacent” campaigns that could turn each of them into the next Rick Saccone. And notably, every member of this …

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Charles Blow: Melania Trump Knew From the Start

The first lady has enabled her husband's sexism and misogyny at every turn. The tale of the president and the porn star may seem like a welcome, if tawdry distraction from the ongoing collapse of American democracy, but there's something deeper at work here, warns Charles Blow. No matter how much progress movements like #MeToo …

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Watch Former Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Start to Realize on Live TV That Mueller Could Have Him Arrested

Click here for reuse options! "He can send me to jail, and then I'll laugh about it." Former aide to President Donald Trump Sam Nunberg is refusing to turn over crucial evidence subpoenaed in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 campaign — and at first, he didn't seem to realize just how serious …

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Robert Reich: The Trump Economy Is Doomed from the Start

Corporate tax cuts have never trickled down to workers, and they won't start now. How to build the economy? Not through trickle-down economics. Tax cuts to the rich and big corporations don’t lead to more investment and jobs.  The only real way to build the economy is through “rise-up” economics: Investments in our people – …

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Trump Is Telling People That He Wants to Start Executing Drug Dealers

The president admitted it would be hard to make his desired policy legal. A terrifying report from Axios finds President Donald Trump openly musing to his associates about killing drug dealers. “Trump has said he would love to have a law to execute all drug dealers here in America,” national political reporter Jonathan Swan writes. …

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