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Trump Fans Sink Savings Into ‘Iraqi Dinar’ Scam
the scam involves somehow the revalue of the currency from its $0.0001 to $3 or $4
fraud  trump  iraq  dinar 
5 weeks ago by hthief
Is the Iranian General Taunting Trump on a U.S. Hit List?
Qasem Suleimani, the head of the fearsome Quds Force, is the incarnation of evil in Washington’s view. But many experts say it would be a mistake to try to take him out.
iran  USA  Trump  suleimani 
12 weeks ago by hthief
"“dark money,” where the true source of the financing is shrouded by
streaming the lucre through faux “charities” that are not required to disclose donors."

"The gushing torrent, along with all the
other funds from identifiable donors that flowed in in the campaign’s final stages should
refocus debates about that period.[..]The notion that Comey or even the Russians could be responsible for both
collapses is outlandish"
trump  politics  alt-right 
december 2019 by hthief
Opinion | The Trump Tax Cut: Even Worse Than You’ve Heard - The New York Times
No money has, in fact, been brought home, and the tax cut has probably reduced national income. Indeed, at least 90 percent of Americans will end up poorer thanks to that cut.
which means that a third of the tax cut flowed abroad, rather than staying at home. This probably outweighs any positive effect on GDP growth. So the tax cut probably made America poorer, not richer.
trump  taxes 
january 2019 by hthief
Trump, or Political Emotions | . . . . . . . Supervalent Thought
«Trump’s response to what he has genuinely seen is, analytically speaking, word salad. Trump is sound and fury and garble. Yet—and this is key—the noise in his message increases the apparent value of what’s clear about it. The ways he’s right seem more powerful, somehow, in relief against the ways he’s blabbing. Plus, apart from rebooting capitalism, nobody in mainstream politics is that visionary about what to do, because everyone has to be patriotic toward capitalism, since that’s come to stand for freedom.»
politics  discourse  Trump  democrats  emotions 
august 2016 by hthief
Max Fisher on Twitter: "1. Trump’s comments are being treated as something new, but fall within a long tradition of insurrectionist rhetoric in American politics."
A tweet long post on how Trump's remarks fall in line with the party's histories, having merely to make do without dogwhistles
Trump  GOP  History 
august 2016 by hthief
Corey Robin - I've said this before, and I'll say it again...
«You can't understand Trump and Trumpism without remembering three critical moments in recent US history. First, the 2000 election, in which the popularly elected candidate lost with the help of a hyper-partisan Supreme Court. Second, the Iraq War, which was launched and fought on the basis of flagrant lies, which had almost zero repercussions for the underlying institutions of the security establishment that enabled it (despite some elements in that establishment that opposed the war). Third, the normalization of the filibuster-proof statute, whereby no law can get passed without 61 votes.»
Trump  Trumpism  politics  USA 
august 2016 by hthief
Robert Kagan, Donald Trump, and the Liberal Imagination
«That “not with jackboots and salutes” is convenient. It severs any connection between the song of war Kagan has been singing all these years—with its descant of hostility to restraint, compromise, coalition, and prudence—and Trump’s candidacy. It refuses the possibility that Trump’s domestic belligerence is the transposition of Kagan’s international belligerence, that Trump’s “aura of crude strength and machismo” would appeal to a country that had achieved such untrammeled and uncontested mega-power, as Kagan once kvelled, that its citizens could be rightly be characterized as hailing from militaristic Mars. Small powers, Kagan sneered, like the constraint of an international order because its protects them; great powers, he cheered, “often fear rules that may constrain them.” Likewise the would-be leaders and citizens of those great powers.

It makes perfect sense for Kagan to opt for this explanation of Trump. Why liberals, many of whom opposed the Iraq War (though not the War on Terror), would applaud him, well, that’s a different story.»
articles  robert-keagan  Trump  GOP  History  conservatism 
july 2016 by hthief
Why does it matter that Donald Trump is not a novelty?
«When we pretend that Donald Trump is an utter novelty on the American political scene, when Democratic presidents and Democratic presidential aspirants invoke the reverie of Ronald Reagan against the reality of Donald Trump, when liberal journalists say the contest this year is not between the Republicans and the Democrats but between a normal party and an abnormal formation (with the implication being that if only we could go back to the contests of 2008, 2000, 1992, 1980, 1972, all would be well), we not only commit an offense against history and memory; we not only betray a woeful ignorance of how we came to this pass (and thereby, as the cliche would have it, ensure that we will come to it again); we help shore up, we extend the half-life, of a party and a movement that should be thoroughly smashed and repudiated. »
Trump  GOP  conservatism  politics 
july 2016 by hthief

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