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At least we have Chief of Staff John Kelly in the White House who knows the difference between what is right and what is wrong. It would be great if it would be more than demeanor and express his objection verbally.

Source: Perspectives: NBC News — He ‘Went Rogue’: President Trump’s Staff Left Stunned (VIDEO)

 

VICE News and correspondent Elle Reeve have produced 20 minutes that every American should see, especially you. It’s a look inside Saturday’s march in Charlottesville. It’s difficult to watch. But it should be seen.

Source: Perspectives: Race and Terror in Charlottesville (VIDEO)

 

Trump’s reluctance to denounce hate groups and individuals during his presidential campaign, as now, is simply because the President is a white nationalist and racist, and he believes that he is superior to others. Hate groups are Trump’s people.

Source: Perspectives: Vox — Donald Trump is offering comfort to racists and extremists

 

Robert Mueller has assembled a team of sixteen lawyers. One of them is fluent in Russian, and five have extensive experience investigating and prosecuting cases of money laundering, foreign corruption, and complex financial conspiracies. The path from Trump to Putin, if one exists, might be found in one of his foreign real-estate deals.

Source: Perspectives: New Yorker — Trump’s Business of Corruption

 

Throughout history tyrants have sought to undermine democracy using similar methods. Their tactics include attacking the press, treating all opposition as enemies, and scapegoating minorities. Robert Reich’s video gives us 7 signs.

Source: Perspectives: Washington Post — These are the three reasons fascism spread in 1930s America — and might spread again today

 

Bruce Cummings is an expert on the Korean War and has a powerful sense, largely long forgotten here, of the staggering level of destruction American air power brought to the Korean peninsula in those years (1950-1953). He’s always worth reading. Here’s his latest at the Guardian. — TomDispatch

Source: Perspectives: Guardian — Americans once carpet-bombed North Korea. It’s time to remember that past

 

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