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Climate change and widening inequality are intimately connected. Trump is telling the rest of the world he doesn’t care about either.

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich — Climate and Inequality (Video)

 

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Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich — Trump’s Corporate Tax Cuts (Video)

 

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Trump’s behavior and rhetoric are problematic. Robert Reich calls it “Rubbish.” Germany says the United States is no longer a trustworthy partner, “not only for matters of trade but also for matters of international diplomacy. Trump clearly doesn’t understand that “trade and international diplomacy go hand in hand.”

Source: Perspectives: PolitiFact — Does the U.S. have a ‘massive’ trade deficit with Germany, as Donald Trump said?

 

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Vox’s Matthew Yglesias writes a great piece examining Trump’s penchant for not telling the truth, which he appropriately calls bullshit.

Source: Perspectives: Vox — The Bullshitter-in-Chief

 

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“We’re nowhere, “ and continued perpetual wars will be our future. We do obscure the truth about war in so many ways. It will not stop until Americans understand that “The Greatest Casualty of War Is Our Future.” That we don’t fight wars to keep men free but to line the pockets of wealthy people, the pockets of the arms dealers, and the military equipment and supply industry, and all others who benefit from war.

Source: Perspectives: The Intercept — We Need Memorial Day To Obscure The Unbearable Truth About War

 

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“Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, had a whole lot of ground to cover Monday: Between the long-standing conflict in eastern Ukraine, the six-year-old civil war in Syria and their own countries’ tattered ties, the Russian president’s stop at the Palace of Versailles promised plenty of difficult topics for conversation.”

Source: Perspectives: NPR — Macron Opens A ‘Demanding’ Dialogue With Putin In France

 

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“Trump’s budget isn’t just about massive tax cuts for rich and major cuts in assistance for the poor. He also wants to roll back civil rights,” with commentary from Robert Reich

Source: Perspectives: The Atlantic — Jeff Sessions’ Agenda for the Civil-Rights Division

 

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