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David Frum 45m
It says that you are using shoddy numbers. The total number of Americans who die in a hospital each year is about 715,000. Yr far-fetched estimate would imply that almost 60% of those who die in hospital are killed by malpractice.
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Jonathan Martin 6h
“In its 2019 report, Freedom House notes that last year, more countries became more oppressive than more free — the 13th consecutive year of more decline than progress.”
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David Frum 14h
Maybe Congress should summon the Secretary of Defense to explain? Oh right, there is no confirmed Secretary of Defense, and there hasn't been one since January 1.
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David Frum 14h
If the president is not in command of cyber warfare operations against Russia, is he in command of the response to Iran's apparent provocations in the Gulf? If not, who is in command of operations in the Gulf - and by what authority?
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David Frum 14h
Franklin Roosevelt, Philadelphia, October 27, 1944.
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David Frum 14h
At the 1787 Constitutional convention, Gouverneur Morris - the author of the preamble and the final editor's pen over the main text - initially opposed empowering Congress to impeach the president. The argument that changed his mind? In his words (Trumpocracy, p 186)
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David Frum 14h
Here are the key NYT paragraphs about the president being cut out of the chain of command because of his untrustworthiness
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David Frum 14h
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David Frum 14h
In Trumpocracy, I argue that the worst damage done by the Trump administration will be "autoimmune disorders" - the things the system does to work around a president who cannot be trusted. Page 186:
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David Frum 14h
If the military is wrong about the president, if he should be trusted, then we have here the worst breach of civilian supremacy over the military since ... ever, right? But if the military is right ... what do we have then?
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David Frum 15h
If that's not a constitutional crisis, what is?
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David Frum 15h
The US military is not briefing the US president on major cyber warfare operations against a hostile foreign power because they do not trust the president not to betray those operations to that hostile foreign power.
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John David Dyche 18h
Finished "The Conservative Sensibility" by via . Now listening to "The Rise & Fall of the Dinosaurs" by . Seemed like a logical progression.
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Karim Sadjadpour Jun 15
The geopolitical costs of Trump’s pathological dishonesty: US allies are reluctant to hold Tehran responsible for fear of encouraging an aggressive US response. If Iran is found responsible and there are no costs it encourages more aggressive Iranian behavior.
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David Frum Jun 15
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... motion BY Rep. Charles Bennett of Florida ...
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David Frum Jun 15
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I wrote more here about hazards of a Trump action vs Iran
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David Frum Jun 15
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On July 9, 1987, Congress voted on a motion to Rep. Charles Bennett of Florida to disapprove Reagan policy allowing tankers in Gulf to fly US flag. In a D-majority House, Bennett motion was defeated 283-126. Reagan had congressional authorization to proceed. Trump won't.
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