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David Diaz
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There you have it in stark relief—President Donald Trump is running a black PR campaign against the press:

Host: "You know, this is getting tired. Why are you doing it over and over? It's boring and it's time to end that. You know, you've won ... why do you keep hammering at this?"

Trump: "You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so that when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you."
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Another balanced article from The Economist giving a picture of what's going on in Gaza. The main thing I see missing is the context of Hamas's stranglehold on the people and resources of Gaza and its contribution to the situation.
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This is one of the most rational, balanced takes I have seen on the situation in Gaza. (Please read past the headline before commenting.)
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This sheds at least a little light on what has been happening to result in so many casualties in the Gaza riots.
Uri Blau
Uri Blau
haaretz.com
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There are some important points here from the historical context of Nixon's resignation that we should all consider before any drive to impeach Donald Trump. On a longer view, forcing Nixon out of office had some pretty nasty ramifications that may not have been worth it.

As a side note, I never realized that Reagan stood by Nixon far beyond the point where he was obviously lying and corrupt. Sheds a new light on Reagan's character.
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This is a tricky issue, and the truth is not easy to arrive at. The casualties are certainly excessive and regrettable, but it is not clear how many are unwarranted. In many places the protests on the Gaza border are presented as peaceful, though they are clearly not that. Rather, they are riots whose intent is at least partially to breach the border with Israel. Add to that the armed Hamas agents hidden amongst the protestors and attempting to get through the fence, and it begins to look more like a covert operation. Israel has a right to defend its people. The question is whether the amount of force used is warranted. I don't think that's a question that is easily answered at this point.
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Only one more Senate vote is needed to restore net neutrality.
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This is pretty good.
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This is concerning:

"The U.S. has held a presence in many of these countries for years, but the latest Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey reveals a dramatic shift in how youth in the region view America: 57% of those surveyed this year see the U.S. as an enemy, and 35% consider the U.S. an ally. That's almost a complete reversal of the numbers from 2016.

"73% of Arab youth said President Trump's election has had a negative impact on their countries. And more youth trust Russia than the United States, as the Kremlin builds up its presence in the region.

"Asked who their country's top international ally is, the youths were most likely to pick the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Russia, and Egypt. The U.S. fell out of the top five for the first time in the survey's history."
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