Here’s a pocketful of links, stacked up for easy viewing.
Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda after sacking: Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the president’s opponents, after being fired from his job at the White House. Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would fight for the agenda that won Mr Trump the election. – by Anthony Zurcher – Tags: politics – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40985180
Finland killings: Stabbings in Turku a ‘terror attack’: Police in Finland say they believe the killing of two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday was a terrorist attack. They said the attacker, who was shot in the leg by police and taken into custody, was an 18-year-old Moroccan. – Tags: politics – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40985528
How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists: Let us finally rip off the veneer that Trump’s affinity for white supremacy is distinct from the Republican agenda. It isn’t It takes approximately 30 seconds to send a tweet. A half hour to draft and release a statement. And the shelf life of both is only marginally longer. – by Russ Feingold – Tags: politics – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/19/republican-party-white-supremacists-charlottesville
What Trump’s Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency: There’s a telling photo that has gotten some attention in social media following Steve Bannon’s exit as President Trump’s chief strategist. (You can see it above.) – by Domenico Montanaro – Tags: politics – http://www.npr.org/2017/08/19/544580016/what-trumps-increasing-isolation-could-mean-for-his-presidency
The crazy summer of Trump controversies that you’ve already forgotten: The end of summer is around the corner, with students soon returning to school and people across the country planning their fantasy football rosters. But with the daily intrigue and drama from the White House, the summer also feels as if it stretched across years. – by Alex Horton – Tags: feedly, ifttt, politics – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/19/the-crazy-summer-of-trump-controversies-that-youve-already-forgotten/
Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors over concerns of ‘political distraction’: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event. – by David Nakamura – Tags: politics – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/19/trump-first-lady-to-skip-kennedy-center-honors-over-concerns-of-political-distraction/
That’s it for this batch. Thanks for reading!
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