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Sunday News: Trump Administration’s “Dark Reboot”; “Trump’s Really Weak Week”; “The Death of Expertise” and Trump

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, July 30.

  • Quizzical

    Al Gore diagnoses what ails us politically
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/30/al-gore-interview-our-crumbling-planet-the-rich-have-subverted-all-reason-al-gore
    “I mean that those with access to large amounts of money and raw power,” says Gore, “have been able to subvert all reason and fact in collective decision making. The Koch brothers are the largest funders of climate change denial. And ExxonMobil claims it has stopped, but it really hasn’t. It has given a quarter of a billion dollars in donations to climate denial groups. It’s clear they are trying to cripple our ability to respond to this existential threat.”

  • Video: New poll finds Trump true believers falling, resisters rising (but still only 41%? should be 100%).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kjPwi4TksQ

  • Video: Chris Wallace to Kellyanne Conway, “Let’s not waste any more time”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqV1qLj3rTQ

  • Andy Schmookler

    Putin has now retaliated disproportionately, one might say, to the passing of the sanctions bill. He has upped the ante with his expulsion of roughly 2/3 of the American diplomatic corps in Moscow.

    So how will Trump respond to this escalation? Will he continue to show a strange reluctance to treat Putin even with the level of enmity he has directed at some leaders in our best democratic friends (like Merkel and the mayor of London)? Or will he uphold his policy of striking back ten times harder than whoever comes at him?

    Interesting that Putin has chosen to put Trump in this position. I wonder what he’s counting on Trump’s response to be.

    Good chance Trump will aim his fire at Congress for passing the bill, even if he signed it.