Trump urges staff to portray him as “crazy guy”. Playing “good cop, crazy cop” won’t work with North Korea. No laughing matter: Why Trump’s words on North Korea matter. Democrats and Republicans agree: Trump’s North Korea strategy won’t work. William Perry: “North Korea called me a ‘war maniac’. I ignored them, and Trump should too”. Trump continues to tease a war with North Korea. “We need to take seriously the possibility that Donald Trump is trying to goad Kim Jong-un into a first strike, so he can respond”. If Trump wants war, he owes Americans an explanation. Bob Corker says Trump’s recklessness threatens “World War III”. It’s what Bob Corker does next that counts.

What can actually trigger war on the Korean Peninsula? Four paths to a “strategic miscalculation” over North Korea. Former NATO military chief James Stavridis: There’s a 10% chance of nuclear war with North Korea. Marcus Noland on a game-theoretic solution to the North Korea problem. R. B. Myerson on solving the Korean crisis with game theory. If North Korea fires an ICBM, the US might have to shoot it down over Russia. An open letter to the Republican Party: “Dear Republican Party, Please, if you love this country and human life at all, take the president’s phone and lock his twitter account before he gets us all killed”.

Tara John on 5 reasons why ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize. An anti-nuclear weapons group won the Nobel Peace Prize — the timing couldn’t be better. Is the Nobel committee trying to send Trump a message?


Nicole B. Porter (Toledo): Accommodating Everyone. Brent Simpson (South Carolina) and Ozan Aksoy (UCL): Cumulative Advantage in Collective Action Groups: How Competition for Group Members Alters the Provision of Public Goods. Bill Wringe (Bilkent): Global Obligations and the Human Right to Health. By what measure: Eli S. Evans on Catalonia and the referendum. Trump vented to Tillerson about law barring US companies from bribing foreign officials. Matt Flegenheimer on Stephen Miller, the powerful survivor on the President’s right flank. Jennifer Weiner on the flagrant sexual hypocrisy of conservative men. Emmett Rensin canvases the new landscape of resistance-themed political consultancy, and finds little more than vacuous sloganeering and New Age flapdoodle — all for a low, low five-figure fee.

Caroline Framke and Constance Grady on the explosive sexual harassment case against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, explained. Why the Harvey Weinstein sexual-harassment allegations didn’t come out until now. Harvey Weinstein is the tip of a huge Hollywood iceberg — that may be starting to melt. Men must step up to change the Hollywood culture that enabled Harvey Weinstein. The era of unleashing: Why Harvey Weinstein can fall and Donald Trump and Breitbart can rise at the same time. Don’t call it “toxic masculinity” — they’re sociopathic baby-men.


How colonialism and racism explain the inept US response to Hurricane Maria. President Trump has no idea what’s happening in Puerto Rico. Trump’s taste for flattery is a disaster for Puerto Rico — and someday the world. Trump is right: We need to forgive Puerto Rico’s debt. Trump should honor his short-lived promise to “wipe out” Puerto Rico’s debt. The cost of Donald Trump’s travel could pay to send 128 cargo ships full of aid to Puerto Rico. Trump’s visit didn’t help Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts — this sustainable-energy plan could. Now Elon Musk is saying Tesla could rebuild Puerto Rico’s entire power grid. Alphabet’s X approved to deploy Project Loon LTE balloons to Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands. Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico.

The agonizing, undaunted efforts to bring supplies to loved ones in Puerto Rico. “We’ll give you whatever we have”: How organizations are fighting to bring relief to Puerto Rico. Hurricane mauled PR’s renowned Monkey Island research center.

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