- 9 AnswersPolitics3 years ago
Back in July, Trump's new FDA chief announced a major new regulatory push against tobacco (his speech on it is here -- https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Speeches/ucm569024.... with "a new and comprehensive approach to the regulation of nicotine," and now Trump is requiring the tobacco industry to fund a new round of anti-tobacco ads to be far more negative towards tobacco than previous ads. Trump, it may be remembered, has always been personally strictly anti-smoking in his personal life and with his family and employees.
Trump opponents were probably expecting him to be soft on tobacco -- but is it really surprising that he's taking the hard line against it? And oughtn't liberals to applaud this, since they so favor regulation?4 AnswersPolitics3 years ago
Is Donald Trump happy with Robert Mueller after the investigation shifted to Tony Podesta and the Clinton campaign s dealings with Russia?
Mueller shifts to Tony Podesta, Democratic lobbying firm: report: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/356654-mueller-sh...8 AnswersPolitics3 years ago
There are a lot of drumbeats to push America to go to war with somebody -- with the usual suspects being North Korea and Iran.
It seems that the model for how a war with Iran would go would be the previous war with Iraq, but there are some significant differences. For one, Iran covers about four times the geographic area, including much more mountainous terrain (and in fact, more of every kind of terrain). For another, Iran has much larger population, over 80 million people. And on top of that, Iran has a much larger and more modernized military than Iraq ever had, and is not diplomatically isolated, enjoying fairly strong alliances with nations including Russia (which could thusly be drawn into such a war) and China. It seems exceedingly unlikely that the same nations which joined the US for its military adventure in Iraq (especially the UK and Australia) would be game to go it again on a 4x larger scale.
So what would come of an invasion attempt? What resources would need to be mustered and where would they be drawn from? Where would we be after a year of such a war, or five, or fifteen?4 AnswersPolitics3 years ago