21 January 2017

I R R E S I S T A B L E

12 January 2017

BEST Thing Obama Ever Did- and About Damn Time!


US News & World Report:
American soldiers are rolling into Poland, fulfilling a dream Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. 

U.S. Army vehicles and soldiers in camouflage crossed into southwestern Poland on Thursday morning from Germany....

10 January 2017

ATTN GULLIBLE RUST-BELT TRUMPKINS:
'Manufacturing Jobs Aren’t Coming Back'



Mark Muro @ MIT Technology Review:
Pundits will debate the wellsprings of Donald Trump's election triumph for years. Right now, cultural explanations are in the lead. Multiple researchers and journalists are stressing the role of 'racial resentments' and xenophobia as the deepest sources of Trump’s appeal. 

And such explanations cannot be dismissed. But the decades-long decline of U.S. manufacturing employment and the highly automated nature of the sector’s recent revitalization should also be high on the list of explanations. The former is an unmistakable source of the working-class rage that helped get Trump elected. The latter is the main reason Trump won’t be able to 'make America great again' by bringing back production jobs...

06 January 2017

Donald Trump’s Soft Spot for Russia
Could Be His Political Undoing


John R. Schindler @ Observer: 
Three weeks ago, I counseled President-elect Donald Trump that going to war against the spies is never a good idea in Washington. Our Intelligence Community knows lots of things, not all of which would be flattering to someone whose retinue includes so many people with odd connections to the Kremlin. 

When spies get angry, they call reporters and arrange discreet chats in parking garages. The last president who entered the Oval Office with this much dislike and distrust of the IC was Richard Nixon—
and we know how that worked out for him...