Racism in the US

Everybody Lies, Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz published in 2017. Not all Trump supporters are racists and not all racists are Trump supporters. However, in 2016, Trump gained more support in racist areas of the US than in non-racist areas. Racism in the US is more common in the North and South than in the West.

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A Higher Loyalty, Truth, Lies, and Leadership

A Higher Loyalty, Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey published in 2018. Comey has known numerous mob bosses and he believes that Donald Trump behaves like a mob boss.

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Why Syria?

Putin’s Reset, The Bear Is Back and How America Must Respond by Fred Fleitz, editor and others published in 2016. Russia has a number of reasons for being in Syria and two of them were new to me. Russia uses Syria as a place to test new weapons. And driving refugees out of Syria into Western Europe is a way to destabilize the West.

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Democracy depends on the truth

Dollarocracy, How the Money-and-Media Election Complex Is Destroying America by John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney published in 2013.

“In a manner that would likely surprise most contemporary observers, nineteenth-century Americans thought the partisan press system was ideal for spawning diversity, getting at the truth, and making democracy effective. It was the free press, and it worked. ‘I am a firm believer in the people,’ Lincoln said. ‘If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.'”

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Boondoggle

Midnight in Mexico, A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness by Alfredo Corchado published in 2013. A wall on our southern border is a boondoggle, designed to enrich a few contractors. It will slow the flow of poor Mexican immigrants seeking work and do nothing to stop the drug cartels that import drugs and violence into the US. There is too much corruption along the border to be stopped by a wall.

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