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Donald Trump Reveals Re-Election Slogan: ‘I Can’t Say Make America Great Again Because We Already Did That’

President Donald Trump announced his re-election slogan during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. After teasing the release, he said: “Our new slogan … is going to be ‘Keep America Great!” he said as the crowd roared with approval. The president said he loved his original Make America Great Again slogan, but that he

Ron Paul Urges Wyoming Governor to Sign Bill to Treat Gold and Silver as Money

Ron Paul produced a video message urging Wyoming residents to contact Gov. Matt Mead and urge him to sign a bill that would define gold and silver specie as legal tender and eliminate all taxes levied on it. Paul said the legislation “has a great deal of significance.” Titled the Wyoming Legal Tender Act, House Bill 103 (HB103)… …

Trump May Be Rude, but That Doesn’t Make Him a Tyrant

Ted Galen Carpenter Donald Trump’s critics, both here and abroad, increasingly
compare his treatment of journalistic critics with that of
Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan or even
Joseph Stalin. Writing in the Financial Times, Gideon
Rachman contends that “it is the similarities in
the Trump and Erdogan approaches to the media and the courts that
should be most chilling for Americans.” A Der Spiegel
editorial likewise asserts that “Donald Trump and Recep
Tayyip Erdogan demand reverence rather than truthfulness, and both
are mounting dangerous attacks on the free press.”
Those inflammatory takes are mild, though, compared to the
allegations that Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake made during
a January 17, 2018, floor speech. Flake accused the Trump White
House of conducting “an unrelenting daily assault on the
constitutionally protected free press.” He added:
“‘The enemy of the people’ was what the president
of the United States called the free press in 2017. [I]t is a
testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president
uses words…

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