Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Opinion: The United States And Russia Aren't Allies. But Trump And Putin Are : NPR

Opinion: The United States And Russia Aren't Allies. But Trump And Putin Are : NPR:



What observers could not see, or refused to see, was that this was not a meeting between adversaries. It was a meeting between allies, with convergent interests and common goals.

These, incidentally, have nothing to do with the 2016 election. They have to do with a common view of the liberal world order that the United States helped create seven decades ago. Both leaders seek its destruction.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trump's Helsinki Bow To Putin Leaves World Wondering: Why? : NPR

Trump's Helsinki Bow To Putin Leaves World Wondering: Why? : NPR:



It was as if the need to keep that Election Night feeling alive was greater than the need to deal with the geopolitical situation at hand and defend the international rule of law. Greater also than the need to support NATO and its mission to hold Putin accountable.

The Trump administration is about to delete an important medical resource - Vox

The Trump administration is about to delete an important medical resource - Vox



Make America Great Again: by shutting down an "online database of all the best health care practices from medical societies and other researchers".

Cost $1.2 million a year to run. 

They added $108 billion to the defense budget.

They could have funded the National Guideline Clearinghouse, guideline.gov, with a mere 0.001% of that defense budget increase.  And kept alive a resource that is considered "among the most comprehensive and reliable depositories in the world".

I can't help but think this admin has it's priorities just a little bit askew.