Pompeo’s Challenge: Working With Trump While Empowering State Department

Mike Pompeo took over a badly bruised State Department in late April. Under his predecessor, former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson, morale had taken a serious dive. via Pocket
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The threat of tariffs may work – Washington Times

Love him, or hate him, you’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump. His trade and tariff strategy — risky as it is — seems to be working. The master negotiator is hammering out agreements — first with the Europeans and now with Mexico — that are better deals for American firms and workers. via Pocket
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Why the American Establishment Has Lost Credibility – Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com

The 2016 Republican primaries were one big “f you” to the establishment. We all know that Trump won the nomination, but it’s easy to forget that the second-place candidate, Ted Cruz, was also anathema to the establishment. via Pocket
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Mueller, Comey, and the Deep State Rescue of Sandy Berger

In April 2005, a Republican-led Department of Justice did something quite unusual. After catching a Democratic operative stealing and destroying highly relevant classified documents, the DoJ punished him as though he had stolen the Snickers bars from the office vending machine. via Pocket
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Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Campaign Controversy | National Review

Making the click-through worthwhile: Nike figures out how to monetize the woke Social Justice Warrior crowd, Brett Kavanaugh gets his big day in front of the television cameras, and Donald Trump offers a strange thought on the criteria for indicting members of Congress. via Pocket
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