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Monday, June 25, 2018

The Needless Cruelty Of Trump’s Border Policy

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


In 1729, an Irish political writer named Jonathan Swift noted with sorrow the large number of hungry children in Ireland and offered “a modest proposal” to solve the problem. His suggestion was for people to buy and eat them.

This option, he pointed out, would spare the children lives of poverty, prevent abortion and infanticide, relieve the burden on their parents, and “contribute to the feeding, and partly to the clothing, of many thousands.”

Swift, of course, wasn’t serious. He was satirizing the callous disregard of Ireland’s British rulers for the suffering of their subjects.…

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Are We Losing Mexico? And Canada?

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

The United States under President Trump has been retreating from leadership roles in Asia and Europe. Closer to home, his hot rhetoric about trade with Mexico and Canada is propelling our neighbors to start pulling away.

Two truths here: One is that the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement — a three-country deal — have flowed in all directions. The other is that Mexico doesn’t need us as much as it did. And the same may be said of Canada.

“We will not be pushed into accepting any old deal,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said recently, “and no deal might very well be better for Canada than a bad deal.”

That the U.S.…

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#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Sends B-Team To Scout Trump’s C-Grade Border Wall

In today’s clip, Trevor Noah finds himself distracted by frivolous office-harassment claims…so he sends pesky butt-touching duo Dulce Sloan and Michael Kosta to Tijuana instead.

Their mission? Investigate the prototypes of President Trump’s Mexican border wall.

Kosta becomes the first man to successfully scale the wall, offering a review of Trump’s handiwork that is only “nuts” if you’re not paying attention. Later, the pair challenges Mexico’s citizens about the U.S. President’s description of them as rapists, murderers, and thieves…and recaps The Donald’s absurd notion that a gigantic wall is more efficient than high-tech border security.

Last but not least, a sloshed Kosta manages to offend some ornery-looking hombres…but knocks himself out before paying the piper.…

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