From Christianity Today, Mark Galli on how the use of nuclear weapons is inherently evil: No earthly leader gets the “authority to do whatever”. Why isn’t Seoul more worried about North Korea? Not taking any chances, Guam issues guidelines on surviving a nuclear attack. Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero writes an open letter from Guam to America. Why the U.S. military didn’t use nuclear weapons during the Korean War. China’s North Korea problem is worse than ours: They’ve got few options, decreasing leverage, and will have to intervene if war breaks out. Odd Arne Westad on how to avoid war with North Korea. How do we know deterrence works against North Korea? Because it already does.

If the US is going to war in North Korea, nobody told the US military. If Trump wants a nuclear attack against North Korea, his military advisers have few other options. From Vox, Americans are afraid of war with North Korea — and of how Trump could handle it; the North Korea crisis is magnifying Trump’s worst traits: His political style makes him uniquely unsuited to an astoundingly complex challenge; and the North Korean crisis won’t end until Donald Trump stops talking. Report: The Trump administration is having secret talks with North Korea. As Trump tweets world into nuclear standoff, bomb shelter sales are booming.

Trump will never express remorse or empathy for those, American and North Korean, who will perish as a result of his actions; the 62 million Americans who, in perhaps the greatest act of collective spite in United States history, put this creep into the White House, will never publicly apologize either. Remove Trump from office before he removes us from Earth: At what point is it fair and necessary to ask if this man, who was handed power by a minority of voters, is fit to wield it? “There's a Trump post for everything. Always”.


Gordon Belot (Michigan): Fifty Million Elvis Fans Can't be Wrong. From Philosophies, a special issue Political Correctness: Towards a Global Ethos. White nationalists charter ship to catch Muslims in the Mediterranean. The anti-refugee ship run by far-right YouTubers got into trouble and was offered help by a refugee rescue boat. Why the ACLU defends white nationalists’ right to protest — including in Charlottesville. Cynthia Lee: “I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you” (and more and more and more and more). You can download Understanding Federalism and Federation: Essays in Honour of Michael Burgess, ed. Alain-G. Gagnon, Soeren Keil and Sean Mueller (2014).

“Only 8 months into the Trump Presidency we are on the brink of nuclear war and Nazis are in streets of an American city. Seems about right”.


Unite the Right, the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, explained. The hoods are off: The “Unite the Right” gathering wasn’t a Klan rally at all — it was a pride march. When does a fringe movement stop being fringe? Even the most feared white supremacists in the lore of Jim Crow were just regular white men. White fragility in action: Here’s why white men are acting like the victims in Charlottesville. The alt-Right’s rebranding effort has failed. White House adviser says people should stop criticizing white supremacists so much. Why won’t Trump call out radical white terrorism? It is precisely at moments like this that an American president should speak up directly on behalf of the American creed. Marcy Wheeler on three times Donald Trump treated vehicular manslaughter as terrorism.

Presidential responses to racial violence have often been weak — Trump’s is weaker. Charlottesville is Trump’s worst failure. Charlottesville is the America that Donald Trump promised. Things Trump has condemned other than white nationalists (and more). Trump joins the neo-Confederates: By professing neutrality between those who support and oppose racial equality, Trump is joining the generations of pols who whitewashed Jim Crow. The Daily Stormer responds to Trump’s Charlottesville speech (Spoiler alert: They loved it). Neo-nazis and white supremacists are celebrating Trump’s remarks about the Charlottesville riots. He’s one of them: For those primed to hear it (which is the point) the President made a point of calling out and valorizing the marchers (and more). While nation grieves, Trump campaign launches TV ad attacking everyone but neo–Nazis.

Jelani Cobb on the alt-right and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, and on Donald Trump’s refusal to strongly speak out against white supremacists. “‘Our country has changed.’—Chief Justice Roberts in Shelby County v. Holder striking down large portions of the Voting Rights Act”. The GOP bears full responsibility for the havoc in Virginia. Charlottesville was always coming because of choices the Republican Party has made. Time for Republicans to leap from the boat. “If you ever wondered how regular folks stood by and watched Germany descend into naziism, well, you’re soaking in it”. These are the three reasons fascism spread in 1930s America — and might spread again today.

Yesha Callahan interviews 20-year old Deandre Harris on being assaulted by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville victim Heather D. Heyer: “She was there standing up for what was right”.

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