Tag Archives: China

Trump, without any authority to do so, “orders” U.S. businesses out of China, and throws global markets into free fall

With an unprecedented corporate tax cut failing to stimulate the economy, a recession looming, and an all-important election on the horizon, our increasingly desperate president has apparently decided once again to throw caution to the wind, and go with his gut. Whereas other presidents, if faced with similar circumstances, might try to increase infrastructure spending, […]

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Donald Trump’s hijacking of the 4th of July: Armored Vehicle Edition

We’ve known for quite a while that Donald Trump has wanted to preside over a public display of what he perceives to be “his” military force. He’s said as much publicly. In the past, though, there have always been people, like Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who have stood in the way, and kept him […]

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“Trade wars are good, and easy to win”

Donald Trump, who, not too long ago, said “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” this past Friday announced his intention of starting a legitimate trade war with China, saying that he had given word to increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to as much as 25%. Well, today, China’s Finance […]

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Donald Trump, at war with intelligence

Yesterday morning, FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Their testimony was timed to coincide with the public release of the annual “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community,” which was authored by Coates, with the input of every other […]

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Trump’s unilateral decision to pull out of Syria sends Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for the door

Today, in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise decision to pull American troops out of Syria without first consulting either our allies, or our military leaders in the field, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis submitted his letter of resignation, making the revered General the most recent in a long line of people to either walk away […]

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