US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.09.2019 21:40:40

22 Aug 2018

Who’s spoken out against Trump’s move to revoke former CIA Director Brennan’s security clearance

A bipartisan group of more than a dozen former intelligence directors, plus retired Adm. William H. McRaven, spoke out against the president’s move. On Aug. 17, they were joined by another 60 officials, and over 170 added their names on Aug. 20. Here’s an non-exhaustive list of major figures who have voiced their support for Brennan.
A bipartisan group of more than a dozen former intelligence directors, plus retired Adm. William H. McRaven, spoke out...
25 Oct 2017

Democrats Are Letting the Climate Crisis Go To Waste

What should be a sparkling  opportunity to push forward an ambitious agenda on climate — to condemn Republicans for not just ignoring but fueling a crisis with increasingly  human and economic consequences — is going quite literally up in smoke.  Even the most dogged climate champions in Congress are doing something Republicans would never dream of: letting a crisis go to waste.
What should be a sparkling  opportunity to push forward an ambitious agenda on climate —...

Publisher: The Guardian

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27 Apr 2017

The Democrats delivered one thing in the past 100 days: disappointment

The distinctive feature of these bleak times is the lack of institutional capacity on the left – the absence of a political party that swings free of Wall Street and speaks to the dire circumstances of poor and working people. As the first 100 days of the plutocratic and militaristic Trump administration draw to a close, one truth has been crystal clear: the Democratic party lacks the vision, discipline and leadership to guide progressives in these turbulent times.
The distinctive feature of these bleak times is the lack of institutional capacity on the left – the absence...

Publisher: Politico

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18 Feb 2017

‘I’m a Dead Man Walking’

Mark Sanford has nothing left to lose. And he’s here to haunt Donald Trump. I ask Sanford, in our early February interview, whether it’s fair to say Trump doesn’t impress him. “Yeah, that's accurate,” he tells me. “Because at some level he represents the antithesis, or the undoing, of everything I thought I knew about politics, preparation and life.”
Mark Sanford has nothing left to lose. And he’s here to haunt Donald Trump. I ask Sanford, in our early February...

Publisher: Vox

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12 Feb 2017

A top Putin critic on how to oppose Trump: “making him look like a loser is crucial”

The US president shouldn’t need to speak like a tyrant. But Trump’s still obsessed with legitimacy; hence his constant falsehoods about overwhelming victory and crowd size. You have an entirely unqualified president with autocratic instincts and dangerous advisers, who is quite possibly compromised by a malign foreign interest. We gave Putin a chance in Russia, and it was the last free election we ever had. It’s far better to act and later admit you overreacted than to do nothing until it’s impossible to act.
The US president shouldn’t need to speak like a tyrant. But Trump’s still obsessed with legitimacy; hence his...

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