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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Trump Says U.S. Not Necessarily Bound By ‘One China’ Policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of “one China,” questioning nearly four decades of policy in a move likely to antagonize Beijing.

Trump’s comments on “Fox News Sunday” came after he prompted a diplomatic protest from China over his decision to accept a telephone call from Taiwan’s president on Dec. 2.

“I fully understand the ‘one China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘one China’ policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade,” Trump told Fox.…

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Review: Listen, Liberals! And Hear The Political Rage Of America’s Dispossessed

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
By Arlie Russell Hochschild
New Press

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
By J.D. Vance
HarperCollins

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics
By John B. Judis
Columbia Global Reports

Trump and the Roots of Rage: The Republican Right and the Authoritarian Threat
By Kevin O’Leary
Amazon Digital Services

The End of White Christian America
By Robert P. Jones
Simon & Schuster

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker
By Katherine J.

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Why Trump Terrifies The Republicans Who Created Him And His Movement

In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, Republican leaders and elected officials will no longer be able to shirk their responsibility to curb Donald Trump — who has become a clear and present danger not only to their party but to this country. He isn’t dangerous because he soiled the GOP brand once more, because he mocks and taunts other Republicans, or because he is so likely to lose and take some of them down with him.

No, Trump is dangerous because he refused to agree that he would accept the election’s outcome if he loses, inviting a violent reaction by his supporters — and because he sided with the Russian Federation against US intelligence and military leaders over their alleged interference in this election.…

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