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LA Times (May 15)

2018/ 05/ 17 by jd in Global News

“There is a lesson for Trump in the North’s sudden change of tune….  Kim remains an unpredictable figure, and it is way too soon for Trump to boast about his succeeding where his predecessors have failed. And don’t rush to make room in the Oval Office for that Nobel Peace Prize.”

 

Washington Post (May 11)

2018/ 05/ 13 by jd in Global News

“Lord save the world…. President Trump is making rash and risky moves that promise either brilliant success or catastrophic failure. The odds aren’t great, “given that it’s Trump we’re dealing with.”

 

New York Daily News (May 9)

2018/ 05/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Kudos to President Trump and his administration for the breakthrough: Three Americans are free from the prison that is North Korea, a meaningful achievement on its own terms that just might suggest better things to come from Kim Jong Un. We mustn’t get ahead of ourselves, though.” Afterall, there were 11 releases during the term of former President Barack Obama.

 

New York Times (May 7)

2018/ 05/ 08 by jd in Global News

“It’s breathtaking and yet, by now, so predictable. Like aspiring authoritarians everywhere, Mr. Trump sees law enforcement in intensely personal terms. When the law investigates you, it’s a witch hunt; when it’s used to punish your enemies, it’s an essential tool…. Americans should remember May 9, 2017,” the day Trump fired FBI director James Comey, “as the beginning of one of the great tests of American democracy.”

 

Businessweek (May 3)

2018/ 05/ 04 by jd in Global News

President Trump “wrote a book on dealmaking, only this time nuclear war and peace will hang in the balance, rather than a real estate contract. And on the evidence so far, his sparring partner Kim Jong Un has mastered The Art of the Deal, too.” For example, “Kim has already changed the conversation while giving away very little, beyond a moratorium on nuclear tests that may no longer be needed…. The summit alone is a public-relations coup for Kim. A one-on-one meeting with the U.S. president has been a long-held North Korean goal.”

 

CNN (April 26)

2018/ 04/ 28 by jd in Global News

“It looked like a Mission Impossible…. For Emmanuel Macron, capturing Trump’s heart risked turning the rest of the world’s stomachs.” But somehow he did it. He even addressed a joint session of Congress, giving “a masterful performance” while “tackling a nearly impossible mission. No wonder the entire Congress gave him a lengthy standing ovation.”

 

New York Times (April 20)

2018/ 04/ 22 by jd in Global News

A recent spate of “dizzying” progress on the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.) is both an ironic and probably unintended consequence of the Trump presidency. “Now, on Mr. Trump’s watch, feminists could reach a goal nearly a century in the making…ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.” The fight was started so long ago that a recent poll found “80 percent of respondents thought the Constitution already explicitly guaranteed equal rights for women and men.” It doesn’t. Not yet…anyway.

 

PBS News Hour (April 15)

2018/ 04/ 17 by jd in Global News

President Trump is now “trying to confront a dilemma that haunted his predecessor, Barack Obama. Syria’s seven-year civil war presents few fast or easy solutions for the U.S., yet the geopolitical rivalries at play, the presence of the Islamic State group and other extremists, and the atrocities perpetrated by the Assad government make the situation impossible to ignore.”

 

Dallas Morning News (April 15)

2018/ 04/ 17 by jd in Global News

“We’ll give President Donald Trump this: The coordinated strikes over the weekend that apparently destroyed the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program were a serious, disciplined and appropriate response to a regime seemingly bent on using such weapons against its own people.” We now hope he’ll “now offer a clear plan for what’s next” in Syria.

 

Wall Street Journal (April 12)

2018/ 04/ 14 by jd in Global News

“It’s not the Trump Administration, it’s an adventure, and on Thursday there was a glint of good news on trade of all things…. President Trump directed his advisers to examine if the U.S. could negotiate its way back into the Pacific trade deal he walked away from in 2017.” Then again, this might just “another please-the-crowd attempt that will vanish like a tweet.”

 

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