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In the news, Saturday, April 21, 2018


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from Asia Times Online

Without TPP return, it’s hard for the US to deal with China
In another U-turn of his U-turns, Donald Trump ended his recent flirtation with rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a huge trade deal he stringently denounced on the campaign trail and abandoned with fanfare in his first Monday in office.

Missile strikes are not a Syria strategy
"A perfectly executed strike.… Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished.” So tweeted President Donald Trump just hours after more than a hundred US, French and British cruise missiles hit three sites in Syria believed to be associated with chemical-weapons production. The mission that was “accomplished” was to deliver the message that using chemical weapons would not be cost-free for those responsible. Ideally, punitive strikes such as these would deter Syria’s government, or any other, from ever using chemical weapons again in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.


from Competitive Enterprise Institute

City of Boulder and Two Colorado Counties Join Climate Shakedown Racket
Boulder, Colorado and Boulder and San Miguel Counties filed suit in state court this week against ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy. The suit claims that petroleum products sold by the companies contribute to climate change and that leads to all sorts of bad things—such as droughts, wildfires, and severe storms—that affect tourism and agriculture in the city and two counties.   


from LifeZette (& PoliZette)
Media/News Company in Washington, D. C.

Enthusiasm for Censorship Has Deep Roots Among Liberals
Silencing the voices of those who disagree with them has become the weapon of choice for many on the Left in America, especially on college campuses. Are the Left’s demands to ban so-called hate speech on college campuses a passing trend that conservatives can wait out? When shouting campus protesters hold signs that read, “We condemn freedom of speech that hurts other people’s feelings,” should conservatives take this seriously? They should. The call to regulate offensive speech has deep intellectual roots on the Left. In fact, much evidence suggests that such regulation is necessary to bring about many of Left’s political and moral goals. Conservatives can better grasp where this trend is going by turning to some of its more articulate proponents.


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

Sue Lani Madsen: Sensible reforms in the 2018 Farm Bill
Changes coming to food stamps (SNAP) because taxpayers & working poor deserve better
A makeover is underway at the site of Expo ’74, to “update and improve Riverfront Park for the next generation.” The 2018 Farm Bill needs to do the same for food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Like Riverfront Park, SNAP needs updating.


RIGHT BIAS,  HIGH,  American conservative website and print magazine

7 Forces Driving America Toward Civil War
1) A Post-Constitutional Era; 2) Tribalism; 3) Federal Government Too Powerful; 4) Moral Decline; 5) The Debt; 6) Lack Of A Shared Culture; 7) Gun Grabbing.


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