This is depressing

The G20 became the G19 as it ended. On the Paris climate accords the United States was left isolated and friendless. It is, apparently, where this US President wants to be as he seeks to turn his nation inward. [snip] He is a character drawn from America’s wild west, a travelling medicine showman selling moonshine …

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Trumped again

The United Kingdom has been the closest ally the United States has had since the beginning of the 20th century, at least. Yet our idiot President has so offended the citizens of that nation that he’s reconsidering a planned visit in light of potential protests following him around while there. Mr. Trump is deeply unpopular …

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Buffoonery mixed with tragedy

If it weren’t so deadly serious, I’d burst out laughing at this idiotic remark from our “President:” “The President also slammed reporters who include the phrase “sources say” in their stories.” Way back in June of 2016 the Post analyzed a certain way of speaking candidate Trump used to avoid accusations of lying: Trump frequently …

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Trump as Mole?

Josh Marshall thinks the following: “Putin wants a fragmented Europe; Trump does too.” Marshall bases that on Trump’s behavior today at the NATO meeting, as well as his and his team’s behavior at a meeting of NATO/EU leaders where he berated the Germans for selling too many cars in the United States. (Use Google Translate.) …

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Just what the Middle East needs

By a vote of 51.4% – 48.6% the Turks approved a referendum today which gives their current President executive powers similar to those of the US President. There’s some question as to how legitimate a lot of the “yes” votes were, though: The CHP is refusing to accept the Yes victory and is demanding a …

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NATO is not a protection racket

The Secretary of Defense really needs to sit this stupid whiny little man down and explain how NATO is funded. He tweeted this this morning: [Germany owes] …vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany! — Donald J. …

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People, people, people

Here’s a set of post-election poll results which show that most Americans want Trump to behave in the opposite way to what he said he’d do during the campaign. I've got some bad news for the American people about Donald Trump's policy agenda… pic.twitter.com/aCZcJigOcB — Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 27, 2016 So am I to …

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Historical mistakes

I am trying to figure out whether Cameron calling for the Brexit referendum was even more stupid than Hitler invading Russia or Tojo bombing Pearl Harbor. The latter two events eventually destroyed the countries which perpetrated the deeds, and it’s beginning to look as though the UK may break up into its respective parts. Scotland, …

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