Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich)

In other news, a federal judge has struck down Trump's "conscience clause" that would have allowed medical providers to refuse any service for "moral" or religious reasons.

Meanwhile, a group of 11,000 scientists have co-signed a warning that we're running out of time to prevent catastrophic climate change which will bring "untold suffering." Sleep tight.

Finally, the Trump regime is going to start imposing sanctions on shipping companies violating sanctions on Iran; sanctions that Trump re-imposed after unilaterally withdrawing from the nuclear deal.

Regime officials are evidently aware that this is a huge waste of time and money for companies that may not even be in business with Iran.

It’s costly to invest in due diligence and I know business leaders don’t see value added,” said Peyman, who leads the U.S. Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation.

Unfortunately, they will see value added when there are hard costs to bear including their business potentially going out of business because of a designation or enforcement action.”

Peyman said insurance companies and banks could check the history of ships they covered or financed to see whether there were gaps in a vessel’s voyage history, which is logged through AIS tracking transponders, which may point to illicit and concealed activity.

We might bankrupt you for no good reason -- value added!