Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 13, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a lunch meeting with members of Congress at the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Conrad Black, National Interest: Trump Is Winning His War on Washington

Last week’s tussle with James Comey is just the latest round.

It is easy to forget that the credibility battle between President Trump and James Comey is just the latest round in Donald Trump’s long struggle to overwhelm, single-handedly at first, the entire national political power structure. No one who followed closely really believed that the war was over on election night. The Democrats contested some local results, very unsuccessfully, and then, in their stark disbelief, took out television advertisements reaching tens of millions of people to ask some of the 538 people elevated to the electoral college to break their pledges and vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump. It was an absurd fiasco. Democratic Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Richard Durbin made prodigious efforts to block virtually every nominee of the incoming administration to high office. Apart from knocking down Trump’s first candidate for labor secretary, their only achievement was delay and harassment.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 13, 2017

Trump is making America more hostile and mentally ill: New England Journal of Medicine study -- Bobby Azarian, Raw Story

Return to Aleppo: The story of my home during the war -- Maryam Maruf and Kanishk Tharoor, BBC

Mosul's Library Without Books -- Robin Wright, New Yorker

America is treating Iran disgracefully -- Ryan Cooper, The Week

Why Turkey is standing behind Qatar in the Gulf crisis -- Cagri Ă–zdemir, DW

‘Cyber’ death sentence shows Pakistan’s extremists winning -- F.M. Shakil, Asia Times

Pressure builds on China to punish firms trading with North Korea -- Asia Times/Reuters

Outflank China in the South China Sea -- Brett Wessley, RCD

Nationalism wins in Kosovo elections -- Adelheid Feilcke, DW

Italy's Got a Crush on Berlusconi (Again) -- Ferdinando Giugliano, Bloomberg

Prospects for Russia’s nascent protests unclear after rally -- Nataliya Vasilyeva, AP

From Russia With Chaos -- David Satter, WSJ

NATO’s Essential Minnows and the Russian Threat -- Joseph Rollwagen & Justin McCauley, RCD

Is the Old NATO Dead? -- Salvatore Babones, National Interest

This is how Big Oil will die -- Seth Miller, Medium

1 comment:

manstien said...

What an asshole Trump is. I think he's great! I hope its not to good to be true.