🎧 Trump’s Tariffs | The Daily – New York Times

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President Trump said that protections on steel and aluminum imports were in the interest of national security. But could the threat be the tariffs themselves?

A nice breakdown of the history of trade in the 20th century.

🎧 North Korea Reaches Out | The Daily – New York Times

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South Korea says that the North is willing to talk about dismantling its atomic arsenal. What happened to the threat of nuclear war?

A nice breakdown on recent history of North Korea and nuclear weapons.

🎧 Silenced | The Daily – New York Times

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A complex system has developed to mute women who accuse powerful men. One of those women is an actress who said she had an affair with Donald J. Trump.

These types of horrific tactics should be outlawed.

🎧 Introducing ‘Change Agent’ | The Daily – The New York Times

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The New York Times has a new five-part podcast series that tries to solve a real-life problem with a surprising story. Today, we share the episode “Boy Problem.”

I just don’t really get this new show at all. Nothing makes me want to listen to this show. I’ve never been a fan of podcasts that let other podcasts do a full episode “take over” of their shows. Just give me a one minute advertisement instead. If I’m interested, I’ll track it down. Otherwise, let’s all move on.

🎧 I Don’t Think I Can Do Anything to Fix It | The Daily – New York Times

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Representative Tom Rooney, a Florida Republican, talks about the Russia investigation, gun control and his decision not to run for re-election.

This gives me some interesting ideas about how things might be fixed via game theory. In some sense it may also help if we all (both parties) had a common enemy to fight against. During the Cold War it was Communism we fought against which helped us be on the same side, and as a result we were more united. Now with nothing to “fight against” we’re fighting each other.

This is one of the most interesting episodes of this podcast I’ve come across yet.

🎧 The Daily: Trump vs. the N.R.A. | The New York Times

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The president stunned lawmakers with calls for gun control. Also, Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, is to step down.

🎧 The Daily: Guns and the Midterm Elections | The New York Times

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Will gun control be a dominant topic in races across the U.S.?

🎧 The Daily: The Day Their Childhood Ended | The New York Times

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“I feel broken, I feel defeated. Right now on my mind, it’s not going to be fine.” Six students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., spoke to a Times reporter.

🎧 The Daily: So Many Red Flags | The New York Times

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Many calls to law enforcement had expressed concerns about Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the Florida school shooting, yet nothing was done. How is that possible?

🎧 CPAC in the #MeToo Era | The Daily – New York Times

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At the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend, one thing was clear: President Trump has taken over the conservative movement. His vision dominated, and, as one woman learned, there was little room for alternative views. Guest: Mona Charen, a conservative columnist who was booed while speaking on a panel at the conference.

Phenomenal and interesting interview. I think Mona Charen’s broader philosophy about holding one’s own party to the highest standards is certainly the right position. It’s people like her that will have any chance of reviving what the GOP used to stand for. I hope they’re all the better for it as they come out of the ashes.

🎧 The Daily: Students Protest Gun Violence | The New York Times

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Demands for gun restrictions have followed one mass shooting after another, but little has changed. This time, the students who survived are leading the charge.

🎧 The Daily: Mental Health and Mass Shootings | The New York Times

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President Trump has focused on mental health, rather than weapons, after the mass shooting in Florida. But mental illness is rarely the cause of gun violence.

What a fantastic look at guns and the “mental health” issue.

🎧 The Daily: Russian Trolls’ Favorite Weapon | The New York Times

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The indictment secured by the special counsel makes it clear that Facebook was used extensively in the campaign to disrupt the 2016 election. How did Russia do it?

🎧 The Daily: An Endless War | The New York Times

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Four American soldiers were ambushed by militants in a remote desert in Niger in October. It was all part of a shadowy war going back to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

🎧 The Daily: The Russia Indictment, and the Trump Response | The New York Times

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The special counsel’s charges against 13 Russians reveal a sophisticated plot to turn Americans against one another — one that seems to still be working.