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Terrorists Shot After Two Van Attacks

Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona: Police in Spain last night killed five suspected terrorists after a second van attack on pedestrians. One person was killed in the attack. The shootout took place in Cambrils, about 70 miles outside Barcelona, where yesterday afternoon a van …

Out of Business, Washington and Lee

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Out of Business:  Business leaders, the military, and some Republicans turned on President Trump yesterday. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, responding to Trump’s claim that there were some “very fine” people among the white nationalists marching in Charlottesville said, “There …

Trump Speaks Up for Nazis

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Towering Inferno: In a passionately delivered press conference inside his New York tower, President Trump yesterday appeared to speak in defense of white supremacists objecting to the removal of Confederate statues in the South. The violence in Charlottesville over the …

Third Time’s a Charm, Monumental Stupidity

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Makeup to Breakup: Three days late, President Trump yesterday delivered a direct condemnation of white supremacy after failing to hit the mark following Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va. “Racism is evil,” Trump said from the White House Diplomatic Room. “And …

Late Condemnation, Trump Campaigning

Monday, August 14, 2017

What He Meant Was: Charlottesville, Va. Mayor Michael Signer yesterday blamed President Trump for creating an atmosphere that emboldened white racists involved in violence in his city. “Look at the campaign he ran,” Signer said on CNN. “Look at the …

Three Dead after White Nationalist Rally

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nation Divided: Virginia’s governor declared a state of emergency after one person was killed in Charlottesville as white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters in a fight over the removal of statues honoring Confederate heroes. President Trump has been criticized for issuing …

“Locked and Loaded,” When Pigs Fly

Friday, August 11, 2017

Saber Rattling: President Trump tweeted first thing this morning that he’s ready for war with North Korea. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” …

Fire and Not So Furious, Finger Pointing

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fire and Fury:  Some senior American officials are trying to play down President Trump’s inflammatory remarks about North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he sees no reason to believe war with North Korea is imminent. “I think Americans …

“Fire and Fury,” Slipping Popularity

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fire and Fury: President Trump promised war with North Korea yesterday if it doesn’t stop threatening the United States. Sounding like one of those statements that come from the Hermit Kingdom, not the US, Trump said, “They will be met …

Report Runs Counter to Trump, Art of Getting Hit

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Denial Ain’t a River: The New York Times reports that government climate scientists are worried that the Trump administration will bury a discouraging new report that says recent decades have been the warmest in 1500 years and the effects of …