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President Donald Trump’s administration fired its first shot in a potential trade war, but it’s not Beijing or Mexico City in the crosshairs. The target: Our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada. Trump has escalated what were modest and longstanding frictions with Ottawa over U.S. dairy products and Canadian lumber into a full-blown trade dispute largely because Canada is an easy target and doesnt have many weapons to fight back. By slapping a massive tariff on Canadian lumber, while touting his protection of dairy farmersespecially in Wisconsin, a key swing stateTrump has a chance to look tough and decisive on the international stage as he tries to renegotiate NAFTA, one of his big campaign promises. “Canada is an easy villain,” said Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. “They cannot retaliate with the force of a China or a Mexico.
Politico
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President Donald Trump’s administration fired its first shot in a potential trade war, but it’s not Beijing or Mexico City in the crosshairs. The target: Our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada. Trump has escalated what were modest and longstanding frictions with Ottawa over U.S. dairy products and Canadian lumber into a full-blown trade dispute largely because Canada is an easy target and doesnt have many weapons to fight back. By slapping a massive tariff on Canadian lumber, while touting his protection of dairy farmersespecially in Wisconsin, a key swing stateTrump has a chance to look tough and decisive on the international stage as he tries to renegotiate NAFTA, one of his big campaign promises. “Canada is an easy villain,” said Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. “They cannot retaliate with the force of a China or a Mexico.
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Weve been raising several generations of young Americans who are, by and large, historically illiterate. And it's not that theyre not bright. It's not that theyre indifferent to learning. It's not that theyve grown up with great disadvantages. Its not their fault. It's our fault. Almost 80% of colleges and universities no longer require history for graduation. What should history classes focus on to be the most useful in today's world? History is about people. History is about cause and effect. History is about leadership or lack thereof, or twisted vision that inflicts its mistakes upon leaders. As I point out in the book, the best of our presidents, using the presidency as a model of leadership, were all avid readers of history. Several of them were historians. Woodrow Wilson was professionally, a professor at Princeton.
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Whether they numbered among the 40,000 who served in the two African-American combat divisions or among the majority relegated to labor battalions, black soldiers fought two wars for democracy: President Wilson's against the Central Powers and their own against white supremacy and Jim Crow. Army lieutenant and, later, Howard University professor Rayford Logan would speak for countless African-American veterans when he wrote in his memoirs that he had been marked by both wars, Woodrow Wilson's and his own, and that he could not discern fully which war had a more lasting effect. I found my way to World War I through Rayford Logan and other African-Americans, such as AEF lieutenant (and later civil rights lawyer) Charles Houston, whose experience veered between service and heartbreak. My interest started with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)'s investigation of the 1917 police attack on black soldiers and their subsequent mutiny in Houston, Texas.
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This is American Freedom? In whose name and by what right? How dare they! The Jekyll Island perpetrators and the Fed scavengers have stolen the Nation’s Money and hopes. This vast Debt Black Hole has been incurred on their watch for their ruthless gain. Total blame is theirs! Mugged into parting with real wealth by a created' interest, annually for a century. President Woodrow Wilson sold out the very Soul of America. They sucked him in and ripped your hearts out with their bottomless Greed Snouts. The Republic had been created to escape the iniquity of Feudal Monarchies. Wilson sold the nation out and within just 15 years of supplying the US their worthless paper, compounding interest alone accommodated the total transfer of title of America’s entire GDP. Funding nothing but hype, they then owned the lot! They have put in nothing. They have taken out everything.
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South Korean army soldiers stand on their tanks during a joint military exercise between the U.S. and South Korea in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, April 15, 2017. (AP/Ahn Young-joon) Following Sunday's failed medium-range missile test by Kim Jong-Un, President Donald Trump has been evaluating his response options and according to Bloomberg , which cited a person familiar with his thinking, is willing to consider ordering kinetic military action, including a sudden strike, to counteract North Korea’s destabilizing actions in the region However, before launching another offensive campaign or war as some would call it Trump’s preference is for China to take the lead on dealing with North Korea, according to the source. While still afforded the luxury of time, Trump may be forced to decide soon how to respond: on its take on the ongoing North Korea crisis, the New York Times said in a front-page article that what is playing out, said Robert Litwak of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, .
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In the affected area, it was estimated that there were two to three million cars, yet just a few hundred were used, saving at least one million gallons of petrol in New York alone. Such was the spirit of wartime that “any motorists who ventured abroad in their cars had an uncomfortable time, for they found themselves under the necessity of running the gauntlet of the hoots and jeers of their fellow citizens”. The restraint seemed sudden and spontenous to us, and we proclaimed that “the self-denial involved, judging from Sundays in the past, when the whole countryside has been thronged with cars, must have been very real”. Even then-president Woodrow Wilson and his wife were seen to attend church in Washington, DC in a horse-drawn cart. In fact, “horse vehicles, which had long since lapsed into desuetude, were brought out in force.” Such was the success of the “inauspiciously inauguratedday that it was announced that the practice would be continued indefinitely.
Politico
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The obvious point, though not obvious enough to mute the “100 Daysfrenzy, is that events will often alter the core assumptions of a president. Kennedy came to office with speeches that bristled with Cold War assumptions about the domino theory and the need for America to design new tools to take the offensive in guerrilla warfare. After coming perilously close to nuclear annihilation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, his premises changed radically. By the time of his assassination, he was embarked on an effort to tamp down the Cold War and find common ground with the Soviet Union. Compare his American University speech of June 1963 with his 1960 campaign rhetoric, and it’s hard to believe it’s the same man talking. George W. Bush came to office calling for “humility” in foreign policy, and warning against the overreach of nation-building. In the wake of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, Bush migrated to a policy that promised a wholesale flowering of democracy throughout the Middle East; by his 2005 Inaugural, he was proclaiming that “it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world”—a policy that outdid Woodrow Wilson in its promise and that proved just as illusory as Wilson’s had been almost a century earlier.
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Tillerson is due to meet Wednesday morning with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. It was not clear if he would meet with Putin. If the Russian president decides not to meet with Tillerson on what is his first trip to Moscow as secretary of state it would break tradition. If the two countries finish the conversation without an agreement on when Trump and Putin should meet, that’s another sign of deepening fissures. Russia watchers said that at the end of the day, the two sides had to keep communicating because too much is at stake. “Tough words are being exchanged, but I think there is room for tough negotiation with real results as well,” said Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “The most important factor for Putin is not loyalty to Assad but stability of the Syrian regime which enables Russia to hold a significant geopolitical position in the Middle East.
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the director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. listening to that in Moscow, no doubt will be President Clinton. There is some common cause there that can be made between Russia and the United States.
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He has been calling out the corporations that jeopardize our health, has made some intriguing comments about 9/11 and more. That being said, some of his picks and his support for a strong, beefed up military follows in the core tradition of those who held the presidency before him. At the end of the day, let's remember what President Woodrow Wilson told us: Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. ( source ) One last one to hammer the point I'm trying to make home: Theodore Roosevelt , also former President of the United States: “Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people.
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When the Great War began in 1914 , the U.S.much to the relief of many citizenswas insulated from the complicated morass of alliances that brought Europe to the trenches. Americans could watch from afar, safe in their neutrality, while benefiting from providing supplies for the Allies. But, even though President Woodrow Wilson had been reelected in 1916 on the strength of his having maintained that peace, there came a point at which he could no longer support the isolation of the United States from the conflict of World War I. After the sinking of the Lusitania , the interception of the Zimmermann Telegram and the return of unrestricted submarine warfare, the time had come. On April 2, 1917, Wilson went before Congress to request a declaration of war . By April 6, exactly a century ago Thursday, both houses had approved the resolution and war on Germany was officially declared .
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