News Roundup 8/17/17

by | Aug 17, 2017

  • Trump has named Hope Hicks the interim White House communications director. Hicks will serve in the role until Trump finds a permanent replacement. [Link]
  • Trump announced that he was disbanding his Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum. Trump made the announcement after several CEOs resigned from his council. [Link]
  • Los Angles is testing body scanners in their subway systems. The test began Wednesday and will last two days. On Wednesday morning, the body scanner malfunctioned before subway users could walk through it. [Link]
  • The Intercept has created a data base for terrorism cases in the US since 9/11. 808 people have faced prosecution for terrorism. All but five have pleaded guilty or been found guilty. [Link]
  • Andrew Spannaus explains how Trump and Obama faced challenges when attempting to improve relations with key foreign powers. [Link]
  • Doug Bandow explains why the current consensus on North Korea is wrong and prescribes a new US policy for North Korea. [Link]
  • Jon Schwarz explains why the US does not have to worry about a preemptive attack from North Korea. [Link]
  • The South Korean president gave a speech saying that he has the right to veto US military action against North Korea and plans to do so. [Link]
  • The UK has built their largest Naval ship. The new ship is a 900-foot aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier was built for the F-35. [Link]
  • The Israeli government revoked the press credentials of an Al-Jazeera journalist for being biased in favor of Palestinians. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

Our Books


Related Articles


The Capitalist Competition Myth

The Capitalist Competition Myth

Capitalism involves far more cooperation than competition—think of the number of mutually beneficial transactions you’ve had today compared to the number of competitions you’ve been in today - Chris Freiman, author of Why It's OK to Ignore Politics Democratic...

read more

My Testimony Before the Maine State Senate

In support of Ld 1054, Defend the Guard legislation: Thank you all so much for the opportunity to testify before your committee today. Today is the 20th anniversary of the beginning of Iraq War II. The consensus now is that we should not have done it. Iraq was not...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This