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Trump's Mental Stability Questioned by America's Most Psychopathic City


When not assisting the continued politicization of America’s most powerful legislative branch, the media this week has relished in a variety of news items continuing to push the narrative that President Donald Trump is mentally unfit to hold office.

While it’s fair to question the fitness of anyone to hold the power given to the modern American president, the obsession with Trump’s mental stability is a wonderful example of the absurd lack of self-awareness enjoyed by the privileged residents of America’s capitol. After all, the city that finds Donald Trump so revolting is – as a recent study by Ryan Murphy has discovered – literally the psychopathic capitol of the United States.

As Doug French noted last July, this result would surprise no one familiar with F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom. As Hayek wrote in his chapter dedicated to the question “Why the Worst Rise to the Top:”...
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Mexico May Legalize Heroin; Get Ready to Send In the US Air Force and Marines

Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested a United States war with Mexico last week during his interview with Juan Hernandez, who Carlson introduced as having been an advisor to former Mexico President Vicente Fox. In the interview focused on the prospect of state- or national-level legalization of heroin production in Mexico, Carlson emphatically asks his guest, “Why shouldn’t we consider it an act of aggression, an act of war, for the country that is the primary — and no one else comes close — supplier of this deadly drug into our country to consider making it easier to bring that drug here?”
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Report: Chapel Hill Police Chief Ordered Officers To Stay Back As Protesters Tore Down Confederate Statue

We recently discussed the latest destruction of a statue in North Carolina and I expressed my skepticism over the inaction of police as well as the absence of significant arrests for a crime committed openly in public while surrounded by officers.  Now, WRAL-TV obtained text messages and emails that showed Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue actually ordered his officers to back off as protesters were destroying a century-old statue.

The destruction of the Confederate monument known as “Silent Sam” followed a familiar pattern. Earlier this year, I was critical of the handling of the prosecution of various protesters in North Carolina who torn down a statue in public and then celebrated their criminal acts in broad daylight. Because the statue of a civil war memorial, the act of property destruction was condoned by many and Durham District Attorney Roger Echols caved to the pressure in dropping all charges against everyone.  It was effective immunity for a popular criminal act — a dangerous concept in any legal system.
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Patrick Buchanan Says Make Security Clearance Revocations Routine

Many people are expressing shock about President Donald Trump announcing last week that he was revoking former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan’s security clearance. Trump’s action even violates Brennan’s First Amendment right to free speech, some people claim. Nonsense, responds Patrick Buchanan this week in an insightful editorial. Nobody has a right to a security clearance, argues Buchanan. Indeed, Buchanan proposes that the best course is to revoke routinely many Americans’ security clearances.
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A Large, Expensive US Air Force Base in Africa

In July of 2016, Nick Turse wrote at The Intercept about “1,700 Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other military personnel” who were then “carrying out 78 distinct ‘mission sets’ in more than 20 nations” across Africa. This military activity is in line with the increased United States military focus on Africa that Turse described three years earlier in his Tom Dispatch article “The Pivot to Africa: The Startling Size, Scope, and Growth of U.S. Military Operations on the African Continent.” By October of last year, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford was acknowledging the US had “a little over 6,000 forces … in about 53 different countries” in Africa.
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More US Sanctions on Russia: RPI's Daniel McAdams on Why Trump's Being Played

Is President Trump even in any kind of control of his own Administration? His Treasury Department has slapped new sanctions on Russia over a list of grievances that sound like they could have come from a Hillary or an Obama Administration. Poll after poll shows that the majority of Americans and the vast majority of Republicans want the President to get on with improving relations with Russia, yet his Administration is moving in the opposite direction. RPI Director Daniel McAdams is interviewed on how the Trump Administration's foreign policy seems to be out of the hands of Trump...
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More US Marines Coming to Norway, a Strange Way to Seek Friendship with Russia

President Donald Trump says he wants to improve relations between the United States and Russia, and he met in July with Russia President Vladimir Putin largely in a purported effort to move toward this goal. Yet, the Trump administration continues to send more US troops and military equipment to along the Russia border, including in Norway. Around 300 US Marines were deployed to Norway in the final days of the Barack Obama administration. Then, last week, Reuters reported that the Trump administration will soon more than double to 700 the number of Marines in Norway and that some Marines will be stationed closer than before to Norway’s border with Russia.
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Brennan: 'We have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political tool'

Last week Trump suspended former CIA head John Brennan’s security clearance. His defenders immediately rose to declare this shall not stand. Twelve former intelligence officials signed a statement criticizing Trump’s decision, claiming “We have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political tool, as was done in this case… this action is quite clearly a signal to other former and current officials to stay silent.”
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