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Washington Post (December 5)

2019/ 12/ 07 by jd in Global News

In the impeachment proceedings, “even the Republican witness helped the Democrats… If Turley is an example of the type of witnesses they think helpful, perhaps Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) should allow them to call many more.”


Washington Post (December 1)

2019/ 12/ 03 by jd in Global News

“Experts have known for years what the United States must do: place a strong and steadily rising price on carbon dioxide emissions, invest heavily in clean-energy research and development, and make climate a top priority in international diplomacy. President Trump is instead denying the problem.”


LA Times (November 21)

2019/ 11/ 22 by jd in Global News

“With each witness who testifies in the House impeachment inquiry, it becomes clearer: The president was trying to orchestrate a filthy, self-interested operation that his former national security advisor John Bolton memorably derided as a ‘drug deal.’” It is becoming obvious that “the president of the United States was using his office to coerce an ally into smearing the family of a political rival.”


Washington Post (November 20)

2019/ 11/ 22 by jd in Global News

“Even Republicans’ preferred witnesses are implicating Trump.” At Tuesday’s hearings by the House Intelligence Committee, “it was striking that the stories” told by the witnesses selected by the President’s party, “simply added to the evidence that President Trump abused his office and twisted long-standing U.S. policy in Ukraine to serve his personal political interests.”


Washington Examiner (November 18)

2019/ 11/ 20 by jd in Global News

The impeachment proceedings seem “surreal” because the evidence is so real. “The pace in which these stark revelations have come to light makes it hard for the voting public to process them. Any one of these developments would cause a media circus for weeks in a normal administration, but the sheer breadth of Trump scandals helps to diminish the profile of each particular one.”


Time (November 15)

2019/ 11/ 16 by jd in Global News

“This has been one of the darkest weeks in the Hong Kong protest movement…. With the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Brexit paralysis continuing in Britain, and turmoil in the Middle East, the attritional protests in Hong Kong could easily end up neglected and forgotten. But now more than ever, Hongkongers need our solidarity.”


New York Times (November 11)

2019/ 11/ 11 by jd in Global News

“The president and his allies ask Americans to reject the evidence before their eyes” even though “the case for weighing the impeachment of President Trump boils down to a few simple points.” Welcome to “the disorienting defenses of Donald Trump.”


Washington Post (November 6)

2019/ 11/ 08 by jd in Global News

“Many assume that public opinion will not change with public testimony. However, as we saw with the start of formal impeachment hearings, the public is moved by new information. The danger for Trump is that Americans will see for themselves the incontrovertible evidence that he hijacked government funds for his own political gain.”


Financial Times (November 5)

2019/ 11/ 07 by jd in Global News

“Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are no better off financially than when Donald Trump was elected, casting doubt on whether economic expansion and a record bull market will boost the US president’s re-election bid.”


Wall Street Journal (November 1)

2019/ 11/ 03 by jd in Global News

In the U.S., “GDP growth accelerated to 3% for a time along with investment, but then came Mr. Trump’s trade interventions. More than the damage from tariffs, business confidence fell amid the uncertainty of what Mr. Trump might do next. This has led to slower growth that is reflected in roughly 2% GDP growth in the last two quarters…. The strong evidence is that trade policy is the main growth culprit.”


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