Some conservative operatives and analysts believe the Dump Trumpers are making a big strategic mistake in even thinking about trying to run a conventional, Romney-like candidate. Conservative columnist Philip Klein wrote recently what a lot of conventional Republicans in the House and Senate worry about: "If somebody runs…on a traditional free market and free trade platform and gets slaughtered by Trump, it only bolsters the strength of the populist movement within the party and makes the traditional conservatives look even more irrelevant." Further, he notes, a primary challenge that weakens Trump and ends up in his defeat in the general election will only further inflame distrust among the grass roots toward elites. "I'm not sure we want to go down that road," says one GOP congressman. … [Read more...] about How Robert Mueller Crushed the Republican Party’s ‘Dump Trump’ Crowd
Nuclear waste dumped in ocean
"Plastic pollution may also be contaminating the air that we breathe every day. Plastics do not biodegrade, therefore once they are introduced into an animal's system, they will stay there for a long time. Therefore, consuming these plastics leads to malnutrition, digestive blockage and slow poisoning effects due to plastic's heightened toxicity," Simachaya told DW. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus aggravates Thailand’s plastic waste crisis
Committee chairman Meg Hillier said: ‘To utterly fail to learn from mistakes over decades, to spectacularly repeat the same mistakes at huge cost to the taxpayer – and at huge cost to confidence in our defence capabilities – is completely unacceptable. … [Read more...] about MPs’ nuclear blast: Repeated blunders by officials over Trident upgrade leave the project £1.3bn over budget… and it’s also six years late
“Set forth at the meeting were new policies for further increasing the nuclear war deterrence of the country and putting the strategic armed forces on a high alert operation in line with the general requirements for the building and development of the armed forces of the country,” the Korean Central News Agency wrote. … [Read more...] about North Korea nuclear fuel plant still operational despite US pressure to end program, report says
"That said, [the Russian flights] do pose a danger to commercial aviation given that they often do not fly with transponders that would allow air traffic control to locate and identify them—a lot of their aircraft are so old that they are not even equipped with them. There have been reports of their pilots flying too close to NATO jets that are shadowing them and in a dangerous fashion," says Jennings. … [Read more...] about Why Is Russia Flying Nuclear-Capable Bombers Near Alaska?