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THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Americans Are Having Doubts About Trump’s Agenda: Poll
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/02/08/Americans-Are-Having-Doubts-About-Trump-s-Agenda-Poll

Jeff Sessions, Fan of the Drug War and Asset Forfeiture, Confirmed as Attorney General
http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/08/jeff-sessions-fan-of-the-drug-war-and-as

'See you in court,' Trump tweets after 9th Circuit panel unanimously refuses to reinstate his travel ban
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ninth-circuit-travel-ban-2017-story.html

Details of Trump-Putin call raise new White House concerns about leaks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/details-of-trump-putin-call-raise-new-white-house-leak-concerns/2017/02/09/162f0fe6-ef0b-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html

Trump finally gives Xi Jinping a phone call, agrees to honor 'one China' policy
http://shanghaiist.com/2017/02/10/trump_calls_xi.php

Trump’s Tough Stance on Iran: Nothing to Gain, a Lot to Lose
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/02/10/Trump-s-Tough-Stance-Iran-Nothing-Gain-Lot-Lose

Exclusive: Alleged mastermind tells Obama 9/11 was America’s fault
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article131466294.html

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: The horror the world isn’t watching
http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/myanmar-rohingya-crisis-the-horror-the-world-isnt-watching/news-story/9e81d9a71d8db5a3edea67501e37a4ff


LOW LILY
will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Monday, February 13th at 8pm.

The string and vocal trio Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

Low Lily’s new self-titled album brings their influences together in a collection of six songs which includes original and traditional material on three voices, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, double bass, and trombones. Additional musicians include Corey DiMario (double bass) and Fred Simmons (trombones). The album’s first track, “House Carpenter”, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts– the band’s second #1 song.

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

A Visa Ban — but Not for Trump’s Foreign Workers
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/01/a-visa-ban-but-not-for-trump-s-foreign-workers.html

Trump's Blue-Collar Populism Is Dividing Unions
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-02/unions-are-scared-mad-thrilled-as-trump-deepens-old-divisions

The US tried extra-high tariffs before, in 1930. It was a disaster.
https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-02-01/us-tried-extra-high-tariffs-1930-it-was-disaster

Steve Bannon’s plan to bring down US democracy has started. Be very afraid
http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/steve-bannon-s-plan-bring-down-american-democracy-has-started-be-very-afraid-1060066715

Neil Gorsuch started Fascism Forever Club in high school
http://nypost.com/2017/02/02/neil-gorsuch-started-fascism-forever-club-in-high-school/

Trump to Mexico: Take care of 'bad hombres' or US might
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/trump-mexico-take-care-bad-hombres-or-us-might#

Trump ratchets up rhetoric against Iran in early morning tweets
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-foreign-policy-rhetoric-iran-australia-mexico-234531

Trump-ordered raid in Yemen approved without sufficient intelligence: military officials
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/317501-trump-ordered-raid-in-yemen-approved-without-sufficient-intelligence

Where was the liberal uproar over Obama's wars in the Middle East?
http://theweek.com/articles/676971/where-liberal-uproar-over-obamas-wars-middle-east

KING: Had Muslim gunmen killed six white Christians, half the world would have Canadian flags as profile pictures
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/king-world-grieving-canadian-mosque-shooting-article-1.2960334

What It Takes to Truly Be ‘One of Us’
http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/02/01/what-it-takes-to-truly-be-one-of-us/

Looking forward to interviewing a new singer/songwriter who has just moved to town. His name is Luke Davids and he has two great records out.

Join me Thursday 1pm CT on KRUUfm.com to hear some of his music and learn more about the London-born musician who emigrated from Orlando. His voice is a heart-centered light beam.


THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

How Donald Trump changed the presidency in 7 days
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/politics/donald-trump-first-week/index.html

Macomb v media: voters who read little news think Trump had a great first week
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/27/donald-trump-michigan-voters-media

Trump Wins The Unions: Teamsters Praise TPP Withdrawal, Labor Chiefs Describe "Incredible" Meeting With Trump
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-23/labor-unions-pivot-praise-trumps-tpp-withdrawal-describe-meeting-president-incredibl
 
White House floats tax on Mexican imports that would force Americans to pay for wall
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/01/26/trumps-20-percent-tax-mexican-imports-force-us-consumers-pay-wall
 
Trump’s Muslim Immigration Executive Order: If We Bombed You, We Ban You
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/25/trumps-muslim-immigration-executive-order-if-we-bombed-you-we-ban-you/

Top State Department Officials Ousted as Trump Administration Takes Shape
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/four-top-state-department-officials-ousted-trump-administration-takes-shape-n712611
 
Trump Muzzles Federal Employees; Reporters Start Asking For Leaks
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170124/12074736556/trump-muzzles-federal-employees-reporters-start-asking-leaks.shtml
 
Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/business/media/stephen-bannon-trump-news-media.html

The Dictionary Shuts Down Kellyanne Conway’s Idea Of ‘Alternative Facts’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kellyanne-conway-dictionary-facts_us_5884fc47e4b096b4a2327073

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/us/politics/trump-inauguration-day.html

This is what Donald Trump is doing, starting on Day One
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article127333179.html

Israeli Lawmakers Celebrate the New “King of the United States” With Evangelicals
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/19/israeli-lawmakers-celebrate-the-new-king-of-the-united-states-with-evangelicals/

For Trump’s Nominees, a Billionaires’ Guide to Running the Government
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/business/donald-trump-billionaires-cabinet-nominees.html

Davos Elite Searches for Fixes to Save Its System From Populists
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-18/lagarde-urges-wealth-redistribution-as-dalio-warns-on-populists

Davos Elite Fret About Inequality Over Vintage Wine and Canapés
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/business/dealbook/world-economic-forum-davos-backlash.html

Gulf of Alaska salmon fishery declared federal disaster
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Gulf-of-Alaska-salmon-fishery-declared-federal-disaster-411160735.html

It's Undeniable: 2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record
http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/01/18/climate-science-isnt-political-lying-about-it-is/

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Inauguration Meditation: Across the Rubicon

IT'S HOWDY DUTY TIME: A NEW DAY DONNING

Sit back and enjoy Jimmy's romp through the political romper room.

Artwork by filmmaker Richard Beymer.

Camille Anna Paglia is an American academic and social critic. Paglia has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia since 1984. Paglia is known for her critical views of many aspects of modern culture.

She is the author of Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990), two collections of essays, Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992) and Vamps and Tramps (1994), an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, and Break, Blow, Burn (2005) on poetry. Her most recent book is Glittering Images (2012), a history of the visual arts.

She is a critic of American feminism and of post-structuralism as well as a commentator on multiple aspects of American culture such as its visual art, music, and film history. In 2005, Paglia was ranked No. 20 on a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR   [1929-1968]

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