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特朗普的新麻烦

华盛顿—本周,美国国会在修会六周后重新开张,而政府陷入了重重争议——几乎全部都是由特朗普总统造成的。特朗普的行为达到了他上台以来乖张程度的顶峰,毫无疑问,部分是因为对2020年大选的恐慌。他比大部分在任总统有更多理由渴望连任,因为他仍然面临着多宗诉讼

也许特朗普最大的政治危险在于,越来越多的证据表明他利用总统之职公饱私囊。和他的前任们不同,特朗普拒绝将他的资产放在保密信托(blind trust)中,此外,他因为接受宪法所禁止的“外酬”(外国政府向总统的支付)而被指控。比如,沙特政权和其他政府大量使用他的饭店,其中一家饭店就位于白宫附近。类似地,上个月的G7峰会上,特朗普公布了他想在其迈阿密附近惨淡经营的多拉尔(Doral)高尔夫庄园举办明年的会议

选民们也许早已习惯于特朗普频繁光顾自己的饭店和高尔夫球场(以及特勤局和其他随行人员的费用)。根据一项估算,到7月中旬,特朗普在自己的高尔夫球场呆了194天 ,特朗普组织(Trump Organization)从中赚了1.09亿美元。众多共和党活动都在他的产业中召开。

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    The Terrorism Paradox

    Robert Skidelsky

    As the number of deaths from terrorism in Western Europe declines, public alarm about terrorist attacks grows. But citizens should stay calm and not give governments the tools they increasingly demand to win the “battle” against terrorism, crime, or any other technically avoidable misfortune that life throws up.