Author of "Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations." I research international politics with a focus on East Asia, the politics of financial crises, energy policy, and Japanese politics. www.lipscy.org
Kim got what he wanted: domestic and international legitimacy without giving up his nuclear weapons. President Trump got the nice photo opp at the DMZ he always wanted. It’s not exactly an equal exchange.
President’s conclusion is absolutely correct: killing 150 Iranians and risking a major war over a downed drone would have been grossly disproportionate. What’s disturbing is he reached that conclusion after planes had taken off, 10 minutes before strikes were set to commence. We should never have gotten that close in the first place.
Mueller said if his team “had the confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” This directly refutes the President’s claim of exoneration. Mueller also strongly implied that the only reason Trump escaped criminal charges was because the Justice Department cannot indict sitting presidents. Congress must now decide whether the President is above the law.
The President probably wants to put himself on the bill instead. Sounds like a joke but I’d bet $20 that’s actually been discussed.
Nobody wins in a trade war. China runs a trade surplus, so it has more exports subject to tariffs. You might think this gives the president the upper hand. However, US consumers bear the costs of tariffs through higher prices. The integration of global production chains means the trade war is hugely disruptive to US companies. It’s no coincidence that US stocks are tumbling.
The problem is the president has a track record at this point. Think of North Korea: he made maximal threats and threatened war, only to become best friends with Kim without receiving any meaningful concessions. You can’t blame China for believing they can get away with a sweat heart deal.
California became a majority-minority state twenty years ago. Since then, it’s been the most innovative state in the country, the economy is booming, crime is at all-time historical lows, and the state government is running a large budget surplus. If this is America’s future, it should be welcomed by all.
“He arranged for her to take programming courses at the company’s expense, but she still left for a higher-paying job because he couldn’t offer her as big a raise as she wanted.”
Also known as a well functioning labor market
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