August 2017



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White Supremacists in Charlottesville

Remarkable documentary by VICE about the events in Charlottesville, including interviews with people on both sides of the protest:

Doxxing White Supremacists Is Making Them Terrified
(VICE – 8/15/17)

In January, Fox News Posted a Video of Cars Mowing Down Protesters That Urged Viewers to “Study the Technique”
(Slate – 8/15/17)

How the Charlottesville Attacker Became Radicalized
(VICE – 8/14/17)

Charlottesville Suspect Allegedly Hit His Mom in Fight Over Video Games
(VICE – 8/14/17)

What We Know About James Alex Fields, Driver Charged in Charlottesville Killing
(New York Times – 8/13/17)

Car Hits Crowd After White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Violence
(New York Times – 8/12/17)

“Why we voted for Donald Trump”: David Duke explains the white supremacist Charlottesville protests
(Vox – 8/12/17)


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Trump’s Response to White Supremacists in Charlottesville

Trump’s deleted cartoon dramatically altered the message, says Indianapolis Star creator
(Washington Post – 8/15/17)

Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’
(New York Times – 8/15/17)

Read the transcript of Donald Trump’s jaw-dropping press conference
(CNBC – 8/15/17)

Consequences for Trump’s Response to White Supremacists in Charlottesville

Mnuchin responds to nearly 300 former classmates calling for his resignation
(The Hill – 8/19/17)

After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump
(New York Times – 8/19/17)

Now charities are dumping Trump, too
(CNN – 8/18/17)

Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville
(New York Times –  8/17/17)

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis
(New York Times – 8/16/17)

Trump disbands CEO advisory panels
(Politico – 8/16/17)

Inside the C.E.O. Rebellion Against Trump’s Advisory Councils
(New York Times – 8/16/17)

Trump tweets he knows plenty of CEOs to replace the ‘grandstanders’ who resigned from his manufacturing council
(New York Times – 8/15/17)

North Korea

North Korea warns of ‘merciless strike’ ahead of US-South Korea drills
(CNN – 8/21/17)

Mullen: Trump’s rhetoric on North Korea ‘has taken away options’
(Politico – 8/13/17)

Trump Says Military Is ‘Locked and Loaded’ and North Korea Will ‘Regret’ Threats
(New York Times – 8/11/17)

Trump threatens North Korea with “fire and fury

Trump: Maybe ‘fire and fury’ statement on North Korea wasn’t tough enough
(CNBC – 8/10/17)

Meet Kim Jong-un, a Moody Young Man With a Nuclear Arsenal
(New York Times – 8/10/17)

North Koreans stage massive rally in show of defiance against Donald Trump
(The Independent – 8/10/17)

North Korea Guam missile strike plan ‘ready by mid-August’
(BBC – 8/1017)

‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,’ evangelical adviser says
(Washington Post – 8/9/17)

A 25-Year Army Vet Explains the North Korea Warning Sign He’s Waiting For
(Esquire – 8/9/17)

North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say
(Washington Post – 8/8/17)

Trump and Russia

Trump Praises Putin Instead of Critiquing Cuts to U.S. Embassy Staff
(New York Times – 8/10/17)

Unarmed Russian Air Force jet overflies the Pentagon, Capitol, CIA
(CNN – 8/10/17)

Low-Flying Russian Surveillance Plane Flies Over Capitol and Pentagon
(Time – 8/10/17)

Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump
(Bill Moyers & Company – 8/717)

Maybe What Russia Wants From Trump Is Permission to Launder Its Dirty Money
(Slate – 7/20/18)

Mueller Investigation

FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home
(Washington Post – 8/9/17)

Why is the FBI so interested in Paul Manafort that agents were literally at his door before dawn?
(Washington Post – 8/9/17)

Trump Seeks to Rally Political Base as Mueller Probe Accelerates
(Bloomberg – 8/4/17)

Mueller Seeks White House Documents on Flynn
(New York Times – 8/4/17)

Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe
(The Hill – 8/3/17)

Mueller Plunges Across Trump’s Red Line
(The Atlantic – 8/3/17)

Former Justice Department official joins Mueller team
(Reuters – 8/1/17)

Conflicts of Interest

Secret Service quits Trump Tower in dispute over lease
(BBC – 8/4/17)

Mental Illness

As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned
(Washington Post – 8/23/17)

Donald Trump ‘handed folder of positive news clippings twice a day by White House staff’
(The Independent – 8/9/17)

Full transcript: Trump’s Wall Street Journal interview
The president sat down with the Journal’s editor-in-chief Gerard Baker in the Oval Office on July 25
(Politico – 8/1/17)

Those Calls to Trump? White House Admits They Didn’t Happen
(New York Times – 8/2/17)

‘This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia
(Washington Post – 8/3/17)


Trump is Going to Resign Soon, President’s “Art of the Deal” Writer Predicts
(Newsweek – 8/17/17)

Trump Impeachment Process Begins as Democrat States President ‘Failed test of Moral Leadership’
(Newsweek – 8/17/17)

National Mood

Missouri official deletes Trump assassination post
(Journal Gazette – 8/18/17)

New ad by the National Rifle Association directed at New York Times: “We’re Coming for You”

… and a previous NRA ad from about a month ago:


Poll: Half of Republicans would back postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it
(The Hill – 8/10/17)

Steve Bannon Ousted

Bannon is back at Breitbart News, and he’s planning to make mischief
(The Atlantic – 8/18/17)

Steve Bannon’s exit from the Trump White House, explained
(Vox – 8/18/17)

National Finances

Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump’s frequent travel, large family
(USA Today – 8/21/17)

Trump to Congress: Fund the Wall or I’ll Shut the Government
(New York Times – 8/23/17)

Other Stories That You Should Know About

Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse
(CNN – 8/22/17)

Trump Settles on Afghan Strategy Expected to Raise Troop Levels
(New York Times – 8/20/17)

Prominent Supporter of President Trump Admits He Regrets His Vote
(Time – 8/17/17)

Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight
(New York Times – 8/15/17)

Venezuela calls Trump’s warning of possible military action a ‘crazy act’
(CNN – 8/12/17)

Trump attacks on McConnell bring rebukes from fellow Republicans
(Washington Post – 8/10/17)

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Urges Trump to Privatize Afghan War & Install Viceroy to Run Nation
(Democracy Now – 8/9/17)

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report
(New York Times – 8/7/17)

With military discipline imposed, Trump getting more time for decisions
(Reuters – 8/4/17)

Attorney general says Justice Dept. has tripled the number of leak probes
(Washington Post – 8/4/17)

Trump’s daughter-in-law hosts ‘real news’ program on his Facebook page
(The Hill – 8/2/17)


(Los Angeles Times – 8/20/17)

Trump Thinks About Nuclear Annihilation a Lot, But Doesn’t Know Much About It
(New York Magazine – 8/20/17)

Don’t fall into the Bannon trap
(CNN – 8/18/17)

How To Punish A President
(Just Security – 8/17/17)

‘He is stubborn and doesn’t realize how bad this is getting’
(Politico – 8/16/17)

A professor of German history explains the true horror of Trump’s response to Charlottesville
(Raw Story – 8/16/17)

How America Lost Its Mind
(The Atlantic – September 2017 Issue)

Jared Kushner Calls Kim Jong-un “Totally Unqualified Person” Who Got Job Only Through Nepotism (Satire)
(New Yorker – 8/18/17 Issue)

Millions Willing to Work for Mueller for Free If That Would Speed Things Up(Satire)
(New Yorker – 8/15/17)

Why Does Trump Still Refuse to Criticize Putin?
(The Atlantic – 8/11/17)

Trump threatened ‘fire and fury.’ Here’s why to some that’s perfectly Godlike.
(Salt Lake Tribune – 8/11/17)

A Trump nuclear strike against North Korea: constitutional or not?
(Politifact – 8/10/17)

Liberals are terrible at arguing with conservatives. Here’s how they can get better.
(Washington Post – 8/10/17)

Sorry, Mike Pence, You’re Doomed
(New York Times – 8/8/17)

The biggest threat to free speech? It’s the left
(Boston Globe – 8/7/17)

The Policies of White Resentment
(New York Times – 8/5/17)

The Democratic Self-Sabotage Continues
(Esquire – 8/4/17)

Trump’s continued attacks on Clinton tell us why the Democrats lost
(Washington Post – 8/4/17)

Trump’s supporters worship him as though he were their personal road to salvation and happiness
(Alternet – 7/31/17)

Alternative Facts from an Alternative Universe

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Cartoon by Dan Wasserman, Boston Globe:


Tina Fey’s Takedown of Trump

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Cartoon by David Horsy, LA Times:


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