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Trump’s Loose Lips and America’s Intelligence Relationships

Posted by hkarner - 20. Mai 2017

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Trump Reiterates Support for a New Glass-Steagall Act, But It Will it Pass Congress?

Posted by hkarner - 20. Mai 2017

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Yves here. This Real News Network interview discusses one of the few campaign promises that Trump hans’t yet abandoned, that of reviving Glass-Steagall.

SHARMINI PERIES: It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.

Earlier this month, President Trump reiterated his commitment to a campaign promise that he made last year during the presidential campaign to break up large banks and to reinstate a new version of the so-called Glass-Steagall Act. This is the law that for over 60 years separated investment banks from commercial banks. The law was repealed in 1999 under President Bill Clinton. Some economists say that the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. Others say that other forms of banking deregulation was far more important for having caused the crisis. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The White House Crack-Up

Posted by hkarner - 19. Mai 2017

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Trump’s Strongman Weakness

Posted by hkarner - 18. Mai 2017

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Palace whispers in the court of King Donald

Posted by hkarner - 14. Mai 2017

Date: 13-05-2017
Source: The Economist: Lexington

Senators are beginning to despair

IT IS too soon to know whether Donald Trump’s sudden, regal dismissal of the FBI director—“Off with his head!”—will trigger a constitutional crisis. Much depends on who is appointed to succeed James Comey, and on the fate of FBI probes into Russian meddling in the election of 2016.

It is not too soon to make a more general observation. Less than four months into the reign of King Donald, his impetuous ways are making it more likely that his presidency will be a failure, with few large achievements to its name. That is not journalistic snark but a statement of fact, based on warnings from prominent Republicans and Democrats, notably in the Senate. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Why Trumponomics won’t make America great again

Posted by hkarner - 13. Mai 2017

Date: 11-05-2017
Source: The Economist

The impulsiveness and shallowness of America’s president threaten the economy as well as the rule of law

DONALD TRUMP rules over Washington as if he were a king and the White House his court. His displays of dominance, his need to be the centre of attention and his impetuousness have a whiff of Henry VIII about them. Fortified by his belief that his extraordinary route to power is proof of the collective mediocrity of Congress, the bureaucracy and the media, he attacks any person and any idea standing in his way.

Just how much trouble that can cause was on sensational display this week, with his sacking of James Comey—only the second director of the FBI to have been kicked out. Mr Comey has made mistakes and Mr Trump was within his rights. But the president has succeeded only in drawing attention to questions about his links to Russia and his contempt for the norms designed to hold would-be kings in check. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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France Returns to Europe

Posted by hkarner - 11. Mai 2017

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The Macron Miracle

Posted by hkarner - 11. Mai 2017

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Is America a Failing State?

Posted by hkarner - 10. Mai 2017

Tough stuff. And „Foreign Policy“ is not „another fake news media“, but highly respected as part of the Washington Post Group. And David Rothkopf is CEO of the FP Group, so a very serious figure in American journalism and in the academic world (hfk)

Date: 10-05-2017
Source: Foreign Policy BY DAVID ROTHKOPF

Our country is at a crossroads, and the right path forward must not include Donald Trump as president.

Is America a Failing State?

We have the tin-pot leader whose vanity knows no bounds. We have the rapacious family feathering their nests without regard for the law or common decency. We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for thugs and strongmen worldwide.

We have all the makings of a banana republic. But worse, we are showing the telltale signs of a failing state. Our government has ceased to function. Party politics and gross self-interest has rendered the majority party oblivious to its responsibilities to its constituents and the Constitution of the United States. On a daily basis, Republicans watch their leader violate not only the traditions and standards of the high office he occupies, but through inaction they enable him to personally profit from the presidency, promote policies that benefit his cronies and his class to the detriment of the majority of the American people, and serially attack the principles on which the country was founded — from freedom of religion to the separation of powers. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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