Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Steve Benson)

In other news, Labor Department documents obtained through FOIA show that Foxconn has been outsourcing hundreds of jobs from Indiana to Mexico while promising (and failing) to create jobs in Wisconsin.

Meanwhile, the Trump regime has rejected appeals from General Motors and Volvo to exempt some of their vehicles from tariffs on goods imported from China.

Finally, national security officials are telling Congress that climate change is a serious problem even if Trump himself won't acknowledge it.

Military and intelligence officials outlined a range of long-term threats arising from climate change, including food and water shortages that can produce political turmoil and land disputes, as well as melting ice in the Arctic that Russia and other adversaries could exploit for commercial gain.

“Climate change effects could undermine important international systems on which the U.S. is critically dependent, such as trade routes, food and energy supplies, the global economy, and domestic stability abroad,” Rod Schoonover, a senior State Department analyst focusing on global issues, told members of the House Intelligence Committee. “Most countries, if not all, are already unable to fully respond to the risks posed by climate-linked hazards under present conditions."