Lincoln Green

Dozens of Christian advocacy groups urge Trump to reverse decision to abandon Christians, Yazidis and Kurds in Syria

In “Advocates to Trump: Don't desert Christians, Yazidis, Kurds in Syria”, Dave Gavlak reports in the National Catholic Reporter that dozens of Christian advocacy groups, led by the Protestant fundamentalist Family Research Council and the religious-freedom group Law and Liberty Trust, issued a letter to President Trump yesterday asking him to reverse his October 6 greenlighting of Turkey’s invasion of Syria. Under the umbrella of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, the letter says that Trump’s decision to let Turkey invade the Self-Administration of Northeastern Syria (SANES) “was deeply shocking to us as advocates for international religious freedom.” The letter goes on to say:

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Ohio Trump voter admits the president is 'getting harder and harder to defend'

In today’s New York Times, Sabrina Tavernese’s article “With His Job Gone, an Autoworker Wonders, ‘What Am I as a Man?’” continues the mass media’s long-running fascination with white working-class men who voted for Trump. Tavernese focuses on laid-off Ohio auto worker Rick Marsh, who painted cars at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio plant before it recently closed, and who is currently unemployed. (Tavernese writes that Marsh’s 14-year-old daughter has cerebral palsy and is covered by Medicaid, but curiously does not mention that Trump has proposed big Medicaid cuts and has also proposed a block-grant system that would hurt Ohio children on Medicaid.)

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