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When The Biggest Threat To National Security Is The President

White House officials are trying to contain the real threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation’s security.

Text of GOP Senator Bob Corker’s Interview with the New York Times

          CORKER: I know for a fact that every single day at the White House it’s a  situation of trying to contain him.

          MARTIN: Yeah.

          CORKER: Look, you know that. It’s not like —

          MARTIN: Yes, you’re right.

          CORKER: I mean, you’ve talked to enough people to know that that’s just a fact.  So, thankfully we’ve got some very good people there. At least today,  we’ve got some very good people there and they have been able to push back against his worst instincts.

          MARTIN: Yeah.

          CORKER: But yes, I mean, you know, yes. He concerns me. I mean he would     have to concern anyone who cares about our nation. But a lot people that —   Let me put it this way, I think that — So I’ll just stop there. Sure, I  mean, do I  want him to be successful? Absolutely.

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The Pledge of Allegiance in Trumpland

Given the national controversy over the #Takeaknee movement and “the Donald’s” reaction to it, this seems like a good time to remind all Americans what the Pledge of Allegiance might look like in an idealized version of Trumpland.

CSA: Confederate States of America

CSA: Confederate States of America

 

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History Is Not There To Be Liked: On Historical Memory, Real and Fake – Foreign Policy Research Institute

NOTE: This is a shared article from the Foreign Policy Research Institute. I am not the author.

 

My grandmother had an excellent memory. We would sit at her kitchen table in Montreal, in the home my mother grew up in, and she would describe her childhood in Poland 70 years earlier. She lived in Gorzków, 50 miles from the Ukraine border, and her father owned a lumberyard in Krasnobród. He traveled there each week by horse and buggy, passing the goyische cemetery on his way. Non-Jews lived on the outskirts of Gorzków; Jewish families lived around the main square. It was a bustling place, my grandmother recalled. “It was a city!” she said.

Source: History Is Not There To Be Liked: On Historical Memory, Real and Fake – Foreign Policy Research Institute

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The Economist | Iran and the world: Not quite a dead cert

The Economist | Iran and the world: Not quite a dead cert http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21728907-his-distaste-barack-obamas-accord-could-make-world-more-dangerous-place-donald-trump?frsc=dg%7Cd

If Trump Decertifies the Iran Nuclear Deal, He Will Be Ignoring the Advice of His Generals and His Secretary of State

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How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online — Quartz

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools…

via How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online — Quartz