Category Archives for "Opinion"

Gordon Sondland: Ukraine Pressure Was at Trump’s ‘Express Direction’, throws All the President’s Men Under the Bus

UK Ambassador Gordon Sondland drove the bus over all the President’s men this morning, jammed the gearshift into Reverse and backed over them.

Then he repeated the back-and-forth several times before he was done.

Source: Witness: Ukraine pressure was at Trump’s ‘express direction’

Is there a crisis in capitalism? | Bill Gates

And yet many people are questioning the capitalist system that produced those gains. There’s an understandable sense that the system is in crisis.

Why is this happening? Collier says we’re experiencing three big rifts: 1) a spatial divide between booming cities and struggling small towns; 2) a class divide between people who have a college education and those who don’t; and 3) a global divide between high- and middle-income countries on the one hand, and fragile states on the other.

Collier has a personal perspective on all three divides. He grew up in industrial Sheffield, England; now he makes his home in an upscale college town. Both of his parents left school when they were 12; he went to Oxford. He lives in a rich country, but because of his work, he spends a lot of time in some of the poorest places in the world.

Source: Is there a crisis in capitalism? | Bill Gates

Trump Blow Up US-China Relations, Trade War Ensues

Trump Blow Up US-China Relations, Trade War Ensues 1

Donald Trump lays down his law by placing increased tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods. China will return the favor.

NOBODY wins in a trade war. But Trump isn’t smart enough to know this. It’s just another big fat tax you get to pay when you shop.

Source: Trump Xi trade war: Trump defiant as trade penalties kick in, warns China there is more to come – The Washington Post

Trump would have been charged with obstruction were he not president – Opinion

Yes, you read that right – President Trump would have been charged with obstruction of justice had he not been president.

This recent chain of events has shown us a) the framers of the Constitution weren’t as smart as they’re given credit for and b) we really ARE ruled by a king, perhaps not in name but certainly in function.

From the article:

More than 370 former federal prosecutors who worked in Republican and Democratic administrations have signed on to a statement asserting special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s findings would have produced obstruction charges against President Trump — if not for the office he held.

The statement — signed by myriad former career government employees as well as high-profile political appointees — offers a rebuttal to Attorney General William P. Barr’s determination that the evidence Mueller uncovered was “not sufficient” to establish that Trump committed a crime.

Source: Trump would have been charged with obstruction were he not president, hundreds of former federal prosecutors assert – The Washington Post