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US Multinationals Against TRUMP - VisualPolitik EN - YouTube
Convinced that the United States is being harmed and even "robbed" in its trade relations, in recent months Donald Trump has launched a tough protectionist policy and has multiplied tariffs.
donald-trump  politics  trade  video  youtube 
5 days ago by kogakure
How Trump Radicalized ICE - The Atlantic

The culture of ice is defined by a bureaucratic caste system—the sort of hierarchical distinctions that seem arcane and petty from the outside, but are essential to those on the inside. When ice was created, 15 years ago, two distinct and disparate workforces merged into one. The Immigration part of the agency’s name refers mostly to deportation officers who came over from the freshly dismantled Immigration and Naturalization Service. The Customs part of the name refers to investigators imported from the Treasury Department. This was a shotgun marriage, filled with bickering and enmity from the start. The customs investigators had adored their old institutional home and the built-in respect it accorded them. They were given little warning before being moved to a new headquarters, with new supervisors, a nebulous mission, and colleagues they considered their professional inferiors. When I interviewed one of the customs investigators, who later had a top job at ice, he still referred to the “unfortunate events of March 1, 2003”—the day ice came into official existence. ...

There is arguably a certain institutional hauteur to HSI. “They think of themselves as aristocrats,” one former homeland-security official told me. Among other benefits, working for HSI brings the rank of “special agent”—what’s known in federal guidelines as 1811 status—which sets officers on the same level as FBI agents. Meanwhile, ERO officers carry an 1801 classification. This position typically comes with a less favorable pay scale and limited powers. For instance, these officers are not allowed to execute search warrants. ...

To coordinate ice Air requires a certain logistical genius, especially given the organization’s aim—familiar to anyone who relies on commercial air travel—of filling as many seats as possible on each of its flights. (To execute such deportations, ice Air prefers to charter its own flights; the agency tries to avoid placing deportees on commercial flights, because airlines won’t board a passenger who actively refuses to fly.) One former ice official recalls a conversation in which a colleague boasted of an especially complex deportation to Gaza, which required traversing the Sinai Peninsula. He said the agency has felt intense congressional pressure to demonstrate that no nationality, no matter how small its presence in the United States, is beyond its deportation capacity.
Franklin-Foer  DHS  Treasury  Donald-Trump  Airlines 
10 days ago by quant18
Stop buying crap, and companies will stop making crap
On Tuesday, the first daughter announced that she was shuttering her fashion line. In an official statement, she explained that it was because she wanted to focus on her role as an adviser in her father’s administration.
donald-trump  fashion  fast-fashion  politics  usa 
20 days ago by kogakure
Düsseldorf carnival: Float shows Donald Trump mounted by Russian bear - Business Insider
A giant float at this German carnival didn't hold back in mocking Trump's Russia problem
trump  donald-trump 
5 weeks ago by koryklem
How Trump’s Trade War Went From 18 Products to 10,000
"The dispute now includes about 10,000 products traded around the world, and could grow to target almost 90 percent of what China sent to the United States last year. If the dispute continues, it could have a lasting impact on the global economy. Markets have been rattled, and companies have been forced to reshape their operations, raising the possibility of higher prices for businesses and consumers. For now, neither the United States nor China has shown signs of backing down."
a:Keith-Collins  a:Jasmine-C-Lee  p:The-New-York-Times★★  d:2018.07.11  w:500  international-trade  Donald-Trump  China  infographic  from iphone
5 weeks ago by bankbryan
Why this political scientist thinks the Democrats have to fight dirty
"I don’t think we can restore order by respecting rules that are not respected by Republicans. I do believe we’ll have to find a way to end this procedural war at some point, but now is not that time. Republicans need to know what it’s like to be on the other end of normative violations. The Republicans are behaving like a party that believes it will never be held accountable for anything they’re doing, and so far they haven’t been. That has to change before we can fix this mess."
a:Sean-Illing  a:David-Faris  p:Vox★★  d:2018.05.01  w:2000  interview  politics  Democrats  Republicans  process  2016-election  Donald-Trump  from instapaper
5 weeks ago by bankbryan
This Is Just the Beginning
"People die because of political decisions every day. Politics is real. This is what is on one side of our current disagreement: death, and human rights, and freedom, and equality. And this is what is on the other side: wanting to eat at a nice restaurant without having anyone remind you that you are ruining people’s lives. The sides of this scale are not even close to balancing yet."
a:Hamilton-Nolan  p:Splinter  d:2018.06.25  w:1500  Donald-Trump  politics  from instapaper
6 weeks ago by bankbryan
Rin Chupeco: Exploring journalism + revisionist history about civility when dealing with hate
Original Thread:

Speaking as someone born in the last years of a dictatorship, you Americans are already several steps in one. Ferdinand Marcos' greatest trick was convincing people all protesters were communist animals, so when they went missing, few cared. Even after bodies were discovered.
civility  social-justice  tone-policing  racism  sexism  homophobia  islamaphobia  lgbt-issues  civil-rights  twitter-moments  fascism  phillipines  donald-trump  republicans  nazis  empathy  rin-chupeco  communism  democracy  dictatorship  journalism 
7 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio
"As in other foreign-policy sectors, the Russia hands divide less along party lines than along foreign-policy philosophies: They are either 'realists' or 'internationalists'. Realists tend to be cautious about American overseas commitments and deferential toward state sovereignty; internationalists tend to be more inclined to universalist ideals like democracy and human rights, even where these are forced to cross borders. But the two supposed categories are blurred by a thousand factors, not least of which being that realists don’t like being called realists, because it suggests that they have no values, and internationalists don’t like to be called internationalists, as opposed to realists, because it suggests that they have no common sense. In the end, a vast internationalist middle, consisting of neoconservative Republicans and interventionist Democrats, predominates, with tiny slices of hard realists on the right and soft realists, or 'neorealists', on the left. And there are many shades of difference among all these people."
a:Keith-Gessen  p:The-New-York-Times-Magazine★★  d:2018.05.08  w:8500  diplomacy  Russia  Donald-Trump  Barack-Obama  George-W-Bush  Bill-Clinton  from twitter
7 weeks ago by bankbryan
Melania Trump Is Just a Typical White Woman. That’s All
Some of these might be true. But what’s definitely true—and what’s been definitely true since we’ve know who Melania Trump is—is that she’s as shameless and repugnant as her husband is. She’s a trash person who’s lucky enough to also be a white woman in possession of a face that can communicate melancholy, which apparently is a force so bright and white that it conceals her stench.
melanie-trump  donald-trump  white-women  damon-young  very-smart-brothas 
7 weeks ago by yolandaenoch

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