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Danziger: Lost At Sea

To Danziger, Donald Trump is someone whose naval command should be limited to the bathtub (or perhaps the hot-tub at Mar-a-Lago). The risks of losing an “armada” are much too high.

April 23, 2017

Carrier Strike Group Wasn’t Headed Toward N. Korea, Despite Trump’s Saber-Rattling

It wasn’t immediately clear if the mix-up was due to a deliberate attempt to psych out North Korea’s leaders — or a false narrative that resulted from miscommunications up the chain of command. On Sunday, North Korea attempted to test a ballistic missile, but it exploded seconds after launch.

April 19, 2017
Danziger on deepest kimchi

Danziger: We’re In Deepest Kimchi

When Donald Trump sends Mike Pence to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat, Danziger worries — and it’s impossible not to worry about these ill-informed weenies in control of the world’s security.

April 18, 2017
A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump posing for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA handout via Reuters/File Photo & REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Trump Administration Warns North Korea Over Nuclear Program

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Trump “will take action” if North Korea continues to threaten the U.S. McMaster was asked on ABC’s Sunday program “This Week” about North Korea’s complaints that aggressive language from the U.S. increases the likelihood of conflict.

April 17, 2017
Trump, Sessions, nativism,

What Isn’t Donald Trump Hiding?

Yes, Donald Trump campaigned on draining a swamp full of elites. But we shouldn’t be so naive as to believe that he we speaking about all the elites. He meant just the elitists who want to help minorities.

April 17, 2017

North Korea Tries And Fails To Launch A Missile

An unnamed US official says it was not thought to have been an intercontinental ballistic missile. But the timing of the test, as American Vice President Mike Pence was travelling to the region and following the North Korean military parade in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display, suggests deliberate defiance.

April 16, 2017
Saturday Night Live

Happy Easter! Baldwin, McCarthy Return To Saturday Night Live [VIDEO]

In the Saturday Night Live cold open, Trump (Baldwin) complains about the dictator of North Korea. “He’s a war monger, he’s quick to anger, he’s a huge narcissist, he’s got a stupid little haircut, why would they let a man like that run an entire country?” Then he gets down to real business, the simmering feud between the spectral, demonic Bannon (Mikey Day) and Jared Kushner, played with aplomb by guest host Jimmy Fallon in a blazer and flak jacket.

“Jared, you’re such an inspiration,” the president gushes. “You showed everybody that if you were born rich and marry my daughter, you can do whatever you want.”

April 16, 2017
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We Will Go To War If Trump Provokes Us: North Korea

“We are comparing Trump’s policy toward the DPRK with the former administrations and we have concluded that it’s becoming more vicious and more aggressive,” he said, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

April 14, 2017

North Korea Says It Is ‘Ready for War’

North Korea is “ready for war” the foreign ministry said the day after the U.S. redeployed an aircraft carrier from the Western Pacific toward the Korean Peninsula. According to a statement reported by state media channel the North Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA), the government has promised “catastrophic consequences” to any further “reckless moves for invading” by the United States.

April 11, 2017
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US Strike Group Heads Toward North Korea

While U.S. President Donald Trump has not set out a clear strategy for dealing with the isolated nation, he has criticized the past administration’s U.S. policy of “strategic patience,” in the face of North Korea’s ongoing efforts to develop long-range nuclear strike capability.

April 10, 2017

Trump Removes Steve Bannon From National Security Council

In a shift seen as a victory for National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, the president removed his chief strategist, former Breitbart publisher Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council principals’ committee. From that powerful post, Bannon wielded substantive influence over critical policy issues, despite his lack of experience and qualifications.

April 5, 2017
Doomsday Clock

‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest To Midnight Since The Cold War

Humanity is edging nearer to destruction, according to the “Doomsday Clock.” The “clock” is now at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight (representing the destruction of Earth), the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said in its annual announcement. That is 30 seconds closer than in 2016—and the closest it has been since the Cold War.

January 27, 2017
Trump, Headline, Twitter, Tweet

Commander-In-Tweet: America’s Dangerous Experiment Of Government By Twitter

From November 11 through January 12, Trump sent out 315 tweets, including retweets. By any measure, the largest number of tweets—63—were whining. Using Trump-speak, Reagan gave the public the equivalent of about 114 tweets, almost all on policy. And not once did he didn’t whine, insult or brag.

January 13, 2017
Trump may nominate John Bolton as Secretary of State

Trump May Name Iraq War Propagandist John Bolton As Top US Diplomat

Not only did John Bolton support the scheme to attack Iraq, but he actively promoted the official lies and propaganda that led up to the US invasion.

November 15, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014.

U.S., China To Step Up Cooperation On North Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the White House said.

September 20, 2016
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Top Diplomats From U.S., Japan, South Korea To Meet On North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in New York on Sunday to discuss responses to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, South Korea’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

September 14, 2016
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North Korea Ready For Another Nuclear Test Any Time: South Korea

North Korea is ready to conduct an additional nuclear test at any time, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said on Monday, three days after the reclusive North’s fifth test drew widespread condemnation.

September 12, 2016
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A Very Serious, And Not At All Sarcastic, Report On North Korea’s Nuclear Test

It’s been an eventful week for North Korea. Not only did leader Kim Jong-un claim to have successfully tested his largest nuclear warhead ever, but he also banned sarcasm for his entire country out of concern that the North Korean people were only supporting him ironically. It’s a lot to process given tight restrictions on international media in […]

September 11, 2016
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North Korea Conducts Fifth And Largest Nuclear Test, Drawing Broad Condemnation

North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain.

September 9, 2016
FILE PHOTO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 3rd Meeting of Activists in Fisheries under the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 29, 2015. KCNA/ via REUTERS/ File Photo

Latest North Korea Missile Launch Lands Near Japanese Waters

North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the launch as a “grave threat.”

August 3, 2016
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a banquet for contributors of the recent rocket launch, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on February 15, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korea Cracks Down On Western Clothing, Piercings

Groups of teenagers who are loyal to the communist state are on the lookout for people violating the dress code.

April 18, 2016

White House Says Expects China Will Support New Sanctions On North Korea

Susan Rice: “I think it unlikely that China wants to be seen by the international community as the protector of North Korea.”

February 15, 2016

Investigator Asks U.N. To Notify North Korea’s Kim Of Possible Probe For Crimes Against Humanity

A landmark 2014 report on concluded that North Korean security chiefs and possibly Kim himself should face justice for overseeing Nazi-style atrocities.

February 15, 2016

North Korean Rocket Puts Object Into Space, Angers Neighbors, U.S.

Isolated North Korea’s last long-range rocket launch, in 2012, put what it called a communications satellite into orbit, but no signal has ever been detected from it.

February 7, 2016

Japan Military On Alert Over North Korea’s Planned Rocket Launch

The rocket is likely to fly over Japan’s southern island of Okinawa in the Pacific Ocean at an altitude of several hundred kilometers.

February 3, 2016