News – March 3, 2018

Florida Plays a Lot of Games With Systems Designed To Appear One Way and Function Another Way; Keep Your Eyes On What They Do
Associated Press – Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session
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A Pitfall Sanders-Aligned Candidates Must Avoid
ABC News – As Steve Bannon’s star fades, so does that of some candidates he backed
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Voting Rights In Court in Kansas
Associated Press – Kansas voting rights trial has national implications
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Sanders Highlights Federal Failure and Hypocrisy on Puerto Rico
The Intercept – Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: “Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?”
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Sanders Finally Stands Up on Yemen, But Where is the Normally Outspoken Rand Paul?
Al Jazeera – US senators in bid to end support for Saudi in Yemen war
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An Eye For An Eye
New York Times – Escalating Trade Fight, Threatens Higher Taxes on European Cars
Reuters – China says it does not want a trade war with U.S
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Reuters Journalists Still Detained
Reuters – DETAINED IN MYANMAR – The latest updates on two Reuters journalists in government custody
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East Coast Gets Hammered, Ugly Hangover Ensues
CBS News – Bomb cyclone nor’easter pummels East Coast with strong winds, rain
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Tit For Tat: De-Nuke For Talks
Reuters – At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests U.S. will meet with North Korea
Reuters – Iranian official calls on West to scrap nuclear arms before any missile talks
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Big Bot; Why Not?
CNBC – This 13-foot robot cost over $100 million to develop and looks like it’s straight out of a sci-fi movie
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Media Can’t Help Itself, Continues Publishing Fake News
The Atlantic – Are Mexico’s Elections Russia’s Next Target?
New York Times – Will Russia Meddle In Italy’s Election? It May Not Have To
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Putin Reveals New Foreign and Domestic Policies Prior to March 18th Election
Washington Post – Putin claims Russia is developing nuclear arms capable of avoiding missile defenses
New York Times – Putin Boasts of New Weapons, Vows to Boost Living Standards
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Media, Demonstrating A Complete Ignorance of Chinese Totalitarian Governance, Calls Xi’s Elevation a “Power Grab”
CNN – Trump on China’s Xi consolidating power: ‘Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day’
Chicago Tribune – China sets stage for Xi’s historic power grab to rule indefinitely
Forbes – What Xi Jinping As President With No Term Limits Means For China’s Economy
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News – February 11, 2018

Time for a little…
Sonic Catch Up

The Falcon (Heavy) Has Landed!


Elon Musk Fires Car Into the Void, Kicking Off New Space Race
Washington Post – While Trump congratulates SpaceX for Falcon Heavy launch, Elon Musk says he looks forward to a new ‘space race’
CNN – NASA is keeping tabs on Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster
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Haters, With No Vision, Gonna Hate. Perhaps We Should Have Remained Living in Caves.
The Guardian – We’ve trashed the oceans; now we are turning space into a junkyard for billionaires
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But Wait, There’s More!
Ars Technica – SpaceX sent a nerdy Easter egg into space, but can anyone read it?
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Single-Payer Health Insurance Still on California’s Table Despite Democrats’ Attempt to Crush It
Los Angeles Times – California confronts the complexities of creating a single-payer healthcare system
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The Pentagon Pivots Back to the Cold War. Get Ready For A Change In Warmaking Rhetoric.
Politico – New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China
Defense News – The Pentagon is planning for war with China and Russia — can it handle both?
NPR – U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia And China ‘Eroding,’ Pentagon Says
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In Pursuit of the Aforementioned Repositioning
Business Insider – The US is considering sending heavily armed Marines to Asia to counter China
Defense News – Marine F-35 pilots to perform first-ever hover landings aboard amphibious ship
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China Rolls Out J-20 Early
CNN – Chinese stealth fighters are combat-ready, Beijing says
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Mattis’ Great Power Competition Cools Off
CNBC – Russia and China vie to beat the US in the trillion-dollar race to control the Arctic
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The Palestinians Gain a Friend
Al Jazeera – Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state
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Apparently We’re Not Finished Bombing Syrian Government Forces
Chicago Tribune – In what it calls self-defense, U.S. launches airstrikes on Syrian government troops; 100 dead
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Israel Gets In On the Brawl in Syria
BBC – Israel warns Iran after launching major raids in Syria
New York Times – Israel’s Clash With Iran and Syria: 5 Takeaways
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$716 Billion Per Year, But Education and Health Care For U.S. Citizens Are Too Expensive
Al Jazeera – Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia
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Democratic ‘#Resistance’ Eagerly Expands Trump’s Military Budget
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