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Yaron and Amy: “The Price of Pragmatism,” TODAY at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT)

Trump’s pragmatic trade policies are costing many their jobs or livelihoods. The “right” to privacy, pragmatic in origin, is having similar effects. These stories and more on today’s show. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss with Yaron.

The show will be broadcast live via streaming video on Yaron’s YouTube Channel as well as on his show’s Facebook page here.

UPDATE: ICYMI, you can watch the show here:

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Program Notes

Ford Prepares for Mass Layoffs After Losing $1 Billion to Trump’s Trade Tariffs, Report Says HT Christo Hattingh

New Zealand: Hand over phone password at border or face $3,200 fine

The tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out.

Open Letter to Tim Cook (Apple)

Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Was Killed on Order of Saudi Leadership

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says HT Benjamin Chayes

Wake Up, World Leaders. The Alarm Is Deafening.

The Democrats Have an Immigration Problem

California Candidates for Governor Finally Debate. Here’s What We Learned.

The Nazi Downstairs: A Jewish Woman’s Tale of Hiding in Her Home



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“Trump Calls for Affirmative Action in Trade,” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Trump is calling for steep tariffs to “protect” the steel and aluminum industries, and for retributive tariffs more generally. Can anything but free trade be “fair” or “smart”? This and more on today’s show. See Program Notes, below, for stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

Join in live, either by phone or in the chat room at BlogTalk Radio, or (hopefully) on YouTube live streaming.

The show can be accessed here on BlogTalk or hopefully here on YouTube.

UPDATE: ICYMI, you can watch the YouTube video here:

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Program Notes

And now for something (almost) completely different:

‘Imagine If Obama Said That’: Tucker Calls Out Trump on ‘Take Guns First’ Comments

Putin’s Remarkable, Historic March 1 Speech in Moscow – Video Excerpts, Full Transcript This and next link, HT Benjamin Chayes

Why Russia Has To Spend $350 Million Fixing Its Broken-Down Aircraft Carrier

Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Missile Is Aimed at U.S. Vulnerabilities

Europe Was Colder Than the North Pole This Week. How Could That Be?

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Did I call it, or what?

Headline from NYT: “Trump Stuns Lawmakers With Calls for Gun Control”

Six days ago, Trump posted a tweet full of glowing praise for the NRA. I thought it smelled, and said so then. Looks like I was right. He behaved as the perfect pragmatist, as usual, because he had a bunch of “listening sessions,” hearing everyone’s “demands.” William James would be proud.

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