Opinion: America Must Not Forget ‘Normal’ During This Era of Trump – Times of San Diego

Just a few weeks after Trump was sworn into office, Steve Bannon, at the time a top White House adviser, cited the “deconstruction of the administrative state” as a core principle of the President’s agenda: “Mr. Trump and his appointees have labored to dismantle chunks of the government and drive people out the door, directly and indirectly.”
— Read on timesofsandiego.com/opinion/2019/12/13/opinion-america-must-not-forget-normal-during-this-era-of-trump/

The Impeachment of Trump Protects Our Constitutional Order

The hype of the looming impeachment of President Trump has brought many differing opinions about the matter. The Democrats in Congress are pushing hard for the impeachment, while Republican Senators are already drawing their line in the sand to protect the President. But, many are forgetting the main reason behind this impeachment and that is…
— Read on libertarianvindicator.com/2019/12/14/the-impeachment-of-trump-protects-our-constitutional-order/

“Anyone to my left is an antisemite”

Labour’s massive loss to the Tories has bummed out a lot of people. Everyone’s discussing it and arguing about what went wrong and who’s to blame. I don’t have any special insight into UK politics, but one thing that really shocked me about the election is the way that Jewish identity and fabricated charges of antisemitism were weaponized in a smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the mild leftwing shift of his Labour Party.
— Read on yasha.substack.com/p/anyone-to-my-left-is-an-antisemite

American Media’s Perception on US – China Phase 1 Trade Deal

“U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, one of the lead negotiators in talks with Chinese officials, also told reporters it would still be wise to be skeptical of whether China would deliver on certain agreements. He also said there would be no new tariffs as long as China negotiates in good faith.”

Already showing signs that it might fall through. Lighthizer’s phrasing, “as long as China negotiates in good faith,” is similar to Mike Pompeo’s taunts towards Iran, such as the U.S. won’t negotiate with them until they act like a “normal nation.” Laughable, if you know the true history of the American government intervening in Iran’s business!

References at link, below:

— Read on www.linkedin.com/posts/tinaa71_us-and-china-aim-to-sign-phase-one-deal-in-activity-6611547532889735168-oWgi/

Phase one trade deal a step forward, a new beginning

Phase one trade deal a step forward, a new beginning – Global Times
— Read on www.globaltimes.cn/content/1173446.shtml

China’s viewpoint:

We believe as long as the US side is realistic, it is possible that such a strategic impetus can be formed and gradually expanded. The trade war is not an effective way to resolve the strategic competition between China and the US. It can neither scare China nor effectively weaken China, but will cause a gradual rise in the cost of the US economy.