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Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO and U.S. 'vast sums' for defense

Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO and U.S. 'vast sums' for defense
Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO and U.S. 'vast sums' for defense

"There is no debt account at NATO," von der Leyen said in a statement, adding that it was wrong to link the alliance's target for members to spend 2 percent of their economic output on defense by 2024 solely to NATO.

It's really remarkable to think trump fundamentally doesn't understand how NATO works

White House Admits Trump ‘Insurance For Everybody’ Guarantee Isn’t Going To Happen

White House Admits Trump ‘Insurance For Everybody’ Guarantee Isn’t Going To Happen
White House Admits Trump ‘Insurance For Everybody’ Guarantee Isn’t Going To Happen

The only way to get truly universal care is to throw people in jail if they don’t have it.

That's odd. There's dozens of countries that do have universal care without threatening jail time. God this fucking administration is *embarassing.

Trump’s ruined credibility: What happens when the White House just can’t be trusted?

Trump’s ruined credibility: What happens when the White House just can’t be trusted?
Trump’s ruined credibility: What happens when the White House just can’t be trusted?

There are 'news' sources in the USA, out on the extreme edge, that made a place for themselves because they tell stories their fans will want to read... by simply making them up. They lie continually because lying is what sets them apart. Any reasonably informed adult knows that these are not places you ever go expecting facts; in fact, they are by definition the worst places you could go looking for the truth.

'News' sources like this are not uncommon in the world today.

What is uncommon is that the USA has a leader who acts as if 'news' sources that exist to lie are actually reliable sources of information.

Trump is doing this partly because he's a stupid dupe who is so uninformed about the world that he can't tell an absurd invention for what it is. Partly it's because he himself is a chronic fantasist who has always continually lied, who places no value whatsoever on the truth, only what he wants to say.

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The White House Said After-School Programs Don't Help Kids. Here's What the Research Says

The White House Said After-School Programs Don't Help Kids. Here's What the Research Says
The White House Said After-School Programs Don't Help Kids. Here's What the Research Says

Honestly I wouldnt care if they didn't help the results in school performance at all(even though they do). The fact Children aren't going hungry and have someone responsible looking after them is good enough for me.

And if these pieces of shit cared about performance of these children they would be looking to spend more money, or work to improve these programs not just cut them altogether.

Trump approval rating sinks to new low

Trump approval rating sinks to new low

I think I know the phrase that will forever define America under the Trump presidency: "new low."

We lost a war: Russia’s interference in our election was much more than simple mischief-making

We lost a war: Russia’s interference in our election was much more than simple mischief-making

Ever since the Clinton years (Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News), the enemy of the Right has been Democrats, Liberals, Humanists and Progressives. Not Russians, ISIS, China, North Korea, or other states. It was just a matter of time we reached this pinnacle.

The Number of People Who Regret Voting for Trump Is Growing

The Number of People Who Regret Voting for Trump Is Growing
The Number of People Who Regret Voting for Trump Is Growing

Now is not the time to belittle the trumpgretters but instead to welcome them across the aisle and treat them better than they have been even if you don't think they deserve it.

Being the better person involves being a better person so don't talk down to them; no "I told you so"; present them with kindness and talk to them like adult human beings.

We need everyone we can to stop the corruption and evil spreading through our government.

Edit: spelling

This photo of a regretful Trump voter is going viral for all the right reasons

This photo of a regretful Trump voter is going viral for all the right reasons
This photo of a regretful Trump voter is going viral for all the right reasons

I'm proud of this dude for owning up to it. Shitting on these people won't help us win back the republic. Working with them will.

The Texas AG sued to keep a Bible quote in school. Now he’s troubled by Muslim prayers.

The Texas AG sued to keep a Bible quote in school. Now he’s troubled by Muslim prayers.

The lack of forethought of these conservatives is staggering.

They're all for tax credits for religious schools, but will be shocked and dismayed when madrasas start popping up.

They're all for the ability of store owners to discriminate against customers on the basis of their religious freedom, but the first time a muslim bakery refuses to make them a cake, they're going to cry foul.

Try one of these subthreads