Under Trump, US Special Forces Deployed to 75% of Countries in 2017 (Trevin)
The jump from 138 countries under Obama to 149 under Trump is nearly a 150% increase from the George W. Bush administration’s last days.
Trump’s Federal Infrastructure Plan: Let the States Pay (Dan)
True to his businessman character, initial reports of Trump’s infrastructure plan note that the administration would embrace a “highest bidder” model, effectively having the states compete against one another for federal money.
Kentucky Rep. Accused of Sexual Assault Commits Suicide (Reader Steve)
State Representative Dan Johnson died of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after allegedly molesting a 17-year-old girl.
That Net Neutrality Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Was Written by a Comcast Lawyer (Jimmy)
The author writes, “So a Comcast lawyer used the Wall Street Journal to give an ‘unbiased’ opinion on why the net neutrality repeal represented no threat to consumers. The opinion meshed seamlessly with Comcast’s own published endorsements of the FCC’s action.”
Tell Me How Trump’s North Korea Gambit Ends (Jimmy)
The author writes, “If the Trump team is leaning toward a preventive attack, a debate is the last thing officials want, for tactical reasons. It is impossible to have a public debate about a surprise military strike.”
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