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Trump Impeachment – Pros and Cons

The campaign to impeach President Trump began immediately upon his inauguration. That’s not an exaggeration. On January 20, 2017, The Washington Post reported on a movement to rally support for impeaching Donald Trump under the little known Emoluments Clause.

While that case never seemed to gain much traction, some of Trump’s recent actions with respect to the FBI have sparked growing calls for his impeachment. The effort is still in its early stages to be sure. But Trump’s impressive knack for making bad decisions, even on purely strategic grounds, seems likely to encourage it in the near future.

For this reason, the possibility is worth evaluating.

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Please Get Your Russia Conspiracies Straight

Another public hacking episode is in the news this week, and naturally, Russia is being blamed for it.

Not that there appears to be much evidence as of yet that Russia is truly responsible. And such evidence is unlikely to be found, even if they did do it. Hacking cases are notoriously difficult if not impossible to definitively attribute. And attribution becomes even more unlikely if you’re assuming the hackers have the effectively unlimited resources of a nation-state to fund very sophisticated attacks.

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Yes, Obama’s Policies Helped Create ISIS, and Bush’s Helped Too

The latest hard-hitting journalism from the campaign trail is once again related to Donald Trump. The happy news is that there’s at least a kernel of truth in the latest remarks, and better still, it’s about foreign policy. Unfortunately, the bad news is that, as usual with Donald Trump, he doesn’t have many details to back it up, and the few details he does offer, are wrong.

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Presidential race to the bottom continues as Clinton embraces tariffs

Speaking at a rally in Michigan, Hillary Clinton apparently decided her current economic policies weren’t sufficiently destructive. To remedy this, she announced that she now supports using “targeted tariffs” against other countries that “have gamed the system.”
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