Republicans are disappointed by cosmetic revisions to Obamacare instead of outright repeal. There also is infighting at the White House between Steve Bannon, who represents nationalism and dismantling of the bureaucratic state (draining the swamp) versus Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law) and Ivanka (Trump’s daughter), who represent globalism and the all-powerful bureaucracy.
President Trump declined to say if he personally signed off on dropping the largest non-nuclear bomb ever, with a 21,600-pound payload, on an ISIS tunnel network in Afghanistan. If this is true, it adds credibility to the suspicion that there has been a silent coup by the military-industrial complex, and Trump is Commander-in Chief in name only.
Sweden: Following the recent truck attack in Stockholm, a Swedish tabloid, Aftonbladet, called for banning cars and trucks because they can be deadly weapons for terrorists. Reducing the number of vehicles in Sweden was endorsed last month by Karolina Skog, the Environment Minister, who said that driving is a gender-equality issue, because more men drive than women, and reducing driving would also reduce carbon emissions.