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  • Trump aides review CDC coronavirus reports to better align with president's upbeat messaging: report

    09/12/2020 11:17:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    The president's political aides have successfully demanded to review and, in some cases, modify weekly Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports on the coronavirus to better align scientific reports with Trump's upbeat messages, Politico reported. Michael Caputo,...spokesperson at the Department of Health and Human Services this spring, and his team have led the effort to review the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports...
  • 'The politics of racial division': Trump borrows Nixon's 'southern strategy

    09/08/2020 10:05:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    theguardian ^ | 09/05/2020 | Daniel Strauss
    Donald Trump has warned that if Joe Biden replaces him as president the suburbs will be flooded with low-income housing. He has backed supporters who have sometimes violently clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters across the country. The US president has even refrained from directly condemning the actions of a teenager charged with killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. And Trump has also called the BLM movement a “symbol of hate”. With such rhetoric, the president is taking a page or two out of the 1960s “southern strategy”: the playbook Republican politicians such as Richard Nixon and Barry Goldwater used...
  • Biden outlines post-Labor Day strategy to win White House

    09/05/2020 1:55:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/05/20 | Amie Parnes
    Joe Biden’s campaign plans to double-down on its strategy in the final two months of the campaign, ramping up the argument that President Trump owns the coronavirus response and record-high unemployment facing the nation. During the all-important post Labor Day stretch, Biden plans to hit the road, as he has started to do in recent days, traveling to key swing states to hammer home those arguments. They also want to underscore a message casting Trump as a reprehensible president unfit to lead the country or command the troops, something Biden signaled at a press conference Friday. Biden campaign aides and...
  • Trump Releases Strategy for the next 4 years

    08/23/2020 8:42:05 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/23/2020 | Donald Trump
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  • Gretchen Whitmer’s Virtue Signaling Can’t Hide That Her Lockdown Strategy Has Failed

    08/10/2020 7:19:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/10/2020 | Molly Davis
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has pulled yet another publicity stunt by declaring racism a public health crisis last Wednesday. To address it, she created the “Black Leadership Advisory Council” tasked with a number of goals, including identifying policies that negatively affect black Michiganders. Additionally, all state employees will now be required to partake in implicit bias training to understand how their unconscious racism can affect others. This move is nothing more than virtue signaling to impress the public by using the latest newsworthy topics to grab their attention: racism and COVID-19. Whitmer is doing it not only to look good,...
  • What U.S. National Strategy Should Look Like In The Wake Of Coronavirus: The threat Communist China represents is unlike anything America has faced

    05/19/2020 9:01:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/19/2020 | John Poindexter, Robert McFarlane, and Richard Levine
    “Come not between the dragon and his wrath,” King Lear enjoined, but this we must do to upend the wrath that has emanated from the most powerful foe America has faced. As terrible as the coronavirus crisis is, we must imagine a world ten or 20 years from now, in which the People’s Republic of China’s nominal gross domestic product is 50 percent larger than that of the United States.What power would an unconstrained China wield? What force of arms would they muster to intimidate and to control?If China’s actions in the coronavirus catastrophe offer any window into this...
  • Sweden’s Coronavirus Strategy Will Soon Be the World’s: Herd Immunity Is the Only Realistic Option—The Question Is How to Get There Safely

    05/12/2020 9:09:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 05/12/2020 | By Nils Karlson, Charlotta Stern, and Daniel B. Klein
    China placed 50 million people under quarantine in Wuhan Province in January. Since then, many liberal democracies have taken aggressive authoritarian measures of their own to fight the novel coronavirus. By mid-March, almost all Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries had implemented some combination of school, university, workplace, and public transportation closures; restrictions on public events; and limits on domestic and international travel. One country, however, stands out as an exception in the West. Rather than declare a lockdown or a state of emergency, Sweden asked its citizens to practice social distancing on a mostly voluntary basis. Swedish...
  • Covid-19 strategy change

    03/22/2020 9:19:49 AM PDT · by Crucial · 67 replies
    3-22-19 | Myself
    At some point in the near future it's my opinion that out covid-19 strategy should enter a new phase. The strategy's timetable would depend on an actual decrease in virus cases. The two facts that convince me that the virus will come under control is the successful use of drug combinations that drastically decrease mortality and the other is the approval of a 4 hour covid-19 test. International travel should remain restricted or shut down altogether. Those under 70 should be allowed to go back to work to get the economy running again. Those 70 and older should self-isolate. This...
  • Guest Opinion: Nixon’s Vietnam strategy destroyed American lives

    03/02/2020 7:44:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    theintell ^ | 03/02/2020 | Jean Mollack
    Two recent letters to this newspaper have reminded readers of Richard Nixon’s actions during the Vietnam War: how he escalated the terrible conflict and expanded it into Cambodia and Laos before finally agreeing to the long overdue settlement that ended it. The year of 1968 was unforgettable to history. There were so many events happening then: the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tet Offensive, the riots after King’s murder, the unrest at the Democratic convention after Kennedy’s slaying where Humphrey took the nomination from Eugene McCarthy, the presidential campaign between...
  • ‘You’re never gonna get what you want’: Tapper doubts Schiff’s strategy to withhold impeachment from Senate (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 19)

    01/06/2020 12:58:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/05/20 | Madison Dibble
    **SNIP** “McConnell’s not going to do what you guys want him to do,” Tapper told Schiff. Schiff replied, “Well, McConnell, I think is, one success that this has already had is flushing out McConnell. Showing that he’s working in cahoots with the president, and he has made himself an active participant in the president’s cover-up. So, the American people needed to see that, and now they do.” Tapper interjected, “So, you’re never gonna get what you want, though. Isn’t that what you’re saying?” Schiff said that “wasn’t necessarily the case” and claimed that some Republican senators might reconsider their position...
  • Pelosi should block impeachment trial until White House is forced to reveal all

    12/23/2019 8:16:40 AM PST · by edwinland · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 21, 2019 | Joseph Ellis
    Let me propose an alternative course for Pelosi. Apprise McConnell that she will forward the impeachment recommendation as soon as the Supreme Court rules on the three cases currently pending in the lower courts concerning the president's refusal to provide the documents and witnesses requested by the House Intelligence Committee and the tax returns requested by the Ways and Means Committee. The Supreme Court has already agreed to take the latter case. Chief Justice John Roberts can be urged to accelerate the schedule in all three cases, and report the verdicts prior to the customary end of the Supreme Court...
  • Five Things No One Asked About the Impeachment — but Should Have

    12/10/2019 9:19:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The American Institute for Economic Research ^ | December 5, 2019 | Peter C. Earle
    The impeachment proceedings against President Trump have fueled all manner of conjecture regarding the proper discharge of foreign policy, hidden motives behind both Trump’s phone call and the ensuing investigation, and everything from the dead-cat bounce of the Mueller Report to the Kurdish policy shift. But there are a number of questions that, while they should be asked, haven’t been. (Obligatory disclaimer: None of these questions are intended to either excuse or indict the actions of Trump, the impeachment-hearing participants, or anyone else.) 1. Why is the U.S. giving $400 million to Ukraine, anyway? It makes little sense. Europe is...

    11/07/2019 8:49:42 AM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies
    Journal of the American Revolution ^ | November 7, 2019 | Patrick Naughton
    The British approach to its American colony in 1775 offers valuable lessons for historians and military professionals in the synthesis between the levels of wartime leadership and their effect on direct action at the tactical level. As such, it is worthwhile to reflect on the British experience in 1775, and how guidance from strategic and operational leaders had a dramatic impact on the opening stages of the conflict. A misalignment of desired objectives, a desire to exercise control down to the lowest echelon, and poorly executed direct leadership defined the British approach concerning the events surrounding Lexington and Concord on...
  • U.S. Still Operating In Syria, Readying Troops To Saudi Arabia Against Iran

    10/11/2019 6:49:49 PM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies
    One America News Network ^ | October 11, 2019 | OAN Newsroom
    U.S. military officials are preparing to deploy thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia. During a Friday news conference, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said collected evidence shows Iran was responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities. 1,500 additional forces will be deployed to the region, including fighter squadrons and air defense systems. Iran’s state news agency announced the explosion of an oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday morning. Two missiles reportedly struck a vessel that belongs to the National Iranian Oil Company. A video released on the same day reportedly shows U.S. military vehicles near the Syria-Turkey...
  • Trump's irritation with top aides grows over Iran strategy

    05/16/2019 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2019 | Kevin Liptak, Jeremy Diamond, Jim Acosta, Kaitlan Collins and Kylie Atwood
    President Donald Trump has become irritated at an emerging impression his hawkish national security advisers are marching him closer to war with Iran despite his isolationist tendencies, according to people familiar with the matter. Instead, Trump is signaling his intent to speak with the Iranians as tensions rise in the Persian Gulf, and his national security team has taken steps they hope could facilitate a new diplomatic opening. The likelihood of such an opening appears slim. But Trump has raised concern with the heightened rhetoric, believing a large-scale military intervention with Iran would be devastating to him politically, people familiar...
  • China’s Brilliant, Insidious Strategy

    05/14/2019 8:32:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Slowly but steadily they build up their economic, military, and technological superiority at our expense The Chinese Communist government does not have so much a strategy to translate its economic ascendance into global hegemony as several strategies. All of them are brilliantly insidious.On matters of trade, China is always flexible in responding to critics of its asymmetrical, 30-year mercantilism. In the initial stages of Westernization, China was exempted from criticism over serial copyright and patent infringement, dumping, and espionage. Western elites assumed that these improprieties were just speed bumps on the eventual Chinese freeway to liberalism. Supposedly the richer China...
  • VANITY: What do you think is President Trump's strategy?

    01/19/2019 4:26:12 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 76 replies
    So is it two offers and a declaration of emergency or three offers THEN a declaration of emergency? Or something else?
  • NYT: Trump Agrees to Longer Timetable for Troop Withdrawal from Syria

    01/01/2019 6:34:20 PM PST · by familyop · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 1, 2019 | Solange Reyner
    President Donald Trump late last week told the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria that he could have several months to pull 2,000 troops out of Syria, backtracking on his initial order for a full and rapid withdrawal within 30 days, The New York Times reports. The report came after Trump tweeted that “we’re slowly sending out troops back home.” U.S. officials told the Times the conversation between Trump and Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera took place during the president’s surprise trip to Iraq.
  • John Bolton outlines U.S. African strategy to challenge China, Russia

    12/24/2018 11:51:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/24/2018 | Carlo Munoz
    The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, moves which National Security Adviser John Bolton said “deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage.” Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation,Mr. Bolton said that curbing Moscow and Beijing’s growing influence in Africa will be the White House’s top objective in the region. “Great-power competitors, namely China and Russia, are rapidly expanding their financial and political influence across Africa,” Mr. Bolton said Thursday. “They are deliberately and aggressively targeting...
  • Conservative Republicans Must Have a Drastic Change in Strategy To Survive

    12/07/2018 10:55:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Rick Hayes
    Conservatives must also take the political game as seriously as the leftists do. In this country, conservatives still outnumber liberals, but you would never know it by the voting tallies As Special Counsel Robert Mueller racks up the guilty pleas for minor infractions by supporters of President Trump unrelated to Russian Collusion and ignores the crimes committed by members of the FBI, DOJ, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it should come as no surprise that Conservatives are playing in the wrong game. Even after Republicans won the White House, Senate and House of Representatives they acted as if...