Morning Reads – Thursday, August 29, 2019

On this date in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes. 


Jimmy Carter

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Your kid can compete to name the next Mars rover and you can volunteer to review applicants’ essays. Go NASA!

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Trump thinks Putin so outmaneuvered Obama and US allies with respect to Crimea and Ukraine that Trump Putin ought to be rewarded by readmittance to G7. Since Trump can’t do that alone, he’ll block US military aid to Ukraine instead. It’s what you do for an ally.

Maneuvering is still going one, but its evident that it’s Putin snookering Trump at the expense of the US and democracy..