Donald Trump likes and dislikes nuclear weapons, according to what he has said, as slippery as anything else he says. Here are excerpts from testimony to Congress by his Secretaries of State and Defense on the subject. Their views are fairly conventional. We don’t know how much they will influence him.
I don’t know what Trump means by “taking the oil,” and neither does former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But sounds like Trump is up for another Iraq war.
Foreign Policy magazine has a section called “Shadow Government,” which features writers from the party out of power. They have seventeen new contributors, and an introductory post lists things Trump might be thinking about rather than his numbers at his inauguration.
A lot has been said about the role of the white working class in the election. Here’s the best article I’ve read on that subject.
Scientists joined Saturday’s Women’s March. (Photo from here: Christy Till, a geologist at Arizona State University in Tempe, speaks to members of the 500 Women Scientists group at the Women’s March in DC.) More about the women scientists at the march.
Francis Fukuyama thinks that America is strong enough to withstand Trump. But we have to work to make that happen.
Have you seen “Hidden Figures”? Here’s an explanation of what those women computers did. And if you haven’t seen the movie, go!