Full Week Since Trump Received an Intelligence Briefing

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From Tommy Christopher:

From the “Bowling Green Massacre” to “Atlanta” to the “Sweden Incident,” no terrorist attack is too fictional for Donald Trump and his administration to use in order to frighten Americans into supporting their the Muslim ban or “Deportation Force.”

When it comes to actually doing the job of keeping Americans safe, though, Trump is very publicly leaving the country vulnerable.

Last week, we reported that Trump had not received an intelligence briefing since the resignation and/or firing of disgraced National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. A review of Trump’s daily schedules shows that there were no intelligence briefings scheduled for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, either.

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The Best People?

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From Iron Knee at Political Irony:

Trump is not living up to his promise to hire the best people and let them run the administration. In particular, his cabinet members are not allowed to pick their own staff. For example, the White House would not let Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (who has no political experience) hire Elliott Abrams (who had held extensive foreign policy positions in the Reagan and second Bush administration) because Abrams criticized Trump during the campaign.

Trump wants to hire people who have never criticized him, which leaves out pretty much all Democrats, many Republicans (including those with the most experience) and members of many minority groups that were insulted by Trump.

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Is Andrew Puzder ‘Anti-Worker’ for Opposing Labor Laws?

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From libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara at Principled Perspectives:

It is morally obscene to smear as “anti-worker” a man who runs a company that creates and maintains over 20,000 jobs, all of which are filled by people who voluntarily took their jobs based on mutually agreed, mutually advantageous terms.

A person who opposes minimum wage, overtime, sick pay, and other government labor mandates is actually taking a positive moral and practical stand.

No worker “deserves” to get by government policy—by force—what she cannot gain by voluntary agreement, no matter her level of wages or struggles. Need is not a license to steal, with or without government as your hired gun. That’s just cronyism no different from corporate cronyism.

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What Really Happened in Sweden Friday Night

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From Dorian de Wind, Military Affairs Columnist at The Moderate Voice:

During the most recent rally in his in his never-ending campaign and speaking without the filter of the fake news, Trump surprised the world — in particular the Swedes — by revealing that Sweden (a country that has a long history of taking in refugees) had been the target of some horrific event the night before.

“We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?” Trump said in a shrill, alarming voice.

Watch the video above, courtesy the Washington Post.

The Swedish people were flabbergasted and so were the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the Swedish Embassy in Washington.

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Who’s the Real Snowflake?

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From Gregory B. Gonzalez at MadMikesAmerica:

I always laugh when some Trump-supporting knuckle-dragger calls me a ‘snowflake’. I’m like, “Really? THAT’S the best insult you can throw at me? No wonder you have an IQ in the lower double digits!” Now think about that for a moment- these are the same people who believe Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are two different things and think Fox News and Breitbart are credible sources of information. To say nothing of the fact that they blindly follow a man who gets butt-hurt every Saturday night when Alec Baldwin mocks him on television. Donald Trump is, as Bill Maher puts it- a whiny little bitch.

So I ask you, who is the real snowflake?

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Americans Are Warmer To All Religious Groups But One

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:

I found it interesting that every single religious group, except one, had increased in favorability with the public — and that was true of both Democrats and Republicans. That group was not muslims — it was evangelical christians. The evangelical christians didn’t lose any favorability, but didn’t gain any either.

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