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North Korean delegation arrives in Russia, to be joined shortly by South Korean President

The Eastern Economic Forum is a unique meeting which will be attended by delegations from Russia, China, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea and North Korea.

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Hours after the 9th annual BRICS summit wrapped up in Xiaman, China, delegates from East and South East Asia have begun arriving in the Russian city of Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum. 

The Forum is an event designed to enhance economic partnerships and cooperation between multiple Asian nations including Russia, China, Japan, Vietnam and the Korean states.

This year’s summit occurs days after North Korea tested what is thought to be a hydrogen-weapon. Russia and China have both condemned the move and support UN sanctions against Pyongyang, but are equally opposed to further crippling unilateral sanctions from Washington.

With many suspecting that North Korea would boycott the event, Russian officials have confirmed otherwise, stating that the North Korean delegation is already in Vladivostok.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to arrive shortly along with the South Korean delegation. While the Korean crisis is set to dominate discussions that would otherwise have been reserved for discussing trade and economic matters, it is not yet clear if the North and South Korean delegations will interact at any level.

Many suspect that Russian President Vladimir Putin who hosts the event will attempt to conduct dialogue with the representatives of both Korean states in order to try and de-escalate regional tensions.

The Eastern Economic Forum officially begins on the 6th of September and runs through the 7th.

 

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Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

RT reported yesterday that the US “allowed” the South Korean military to increase the payload capacity of their missiles from 500kg to more. IF that is so, is South Korea ruled by the US? Why does South Korea need permission to increase any thing on their own territory?
https://www.rt.com/news/401982-skorea-us-to-lift-warhead-limit/

Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew the real rules of the game that the countries are required to play with, instead of just watching the shadows on the wall, never allowed entrance or a seat at the table to find out?

seby
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seby

The US doesnt want allies, just vassals.

Patrice de Bergeracpas
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Patrice de Bergeracpas

Fr that to happen the US would have to be a REAL democracy and not the fraud it is, a plutocracy ruled by the filthy rich 0.00001%.

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Northwestern/Princeton study proves it’s an Oligarchic Dictatorship: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf That’s why I hope beyond hope, when the counter revolution to take back the gov’t occurs by it’s citizens here in the US, some country tries to help the population, instead of watching us die while popping corks of champagne. I don’t hold out much hope for that. The population of the US is as captured as any drone struck wedding party or funeral procession in a desert. We can’t vote anyone out (over 97% of incumbents return to office, about the same as a communist dictatorship), we can’t organize (total surveillance… Read more »

Addison DePitt
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Addison DePitt

Jeffrey, you’re still profoundly confused. The brainwash you deplore and wish to rejects has also infected your mind. For starters, you have no idea what communism is really like, nor the way people lived their lives in the Soviet Union, for example, or China today. You won’t e able to get out of this mess by accusing the capitalists who run this plutocrats fraud of acting or being descendants of communist because that is plain absurd. Wacko. Like the old canard floated or a century now that Lenin was helped by the Rockefellers. Right. And I have a nice bridge… Read more »

Nofearorfavor
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Nofearorfavor

So true what you said … especially as our lives and futures are in their self serving hands– because it is we, the collective taxpayers, who make the world go round. Wonder if we all refuse simultaneously to continue paying our taxes and keep their kitty full! — Jeez, the consternation as the wheels come off their plans, would be a hoot– our combined laughter would be so loud, it would shake the planet! After all what can they do, when the masses commit as one to ‘civil disobedience’ on a global scale? You want our money– change your global… Read more »

santiago
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santiago

They will find other ways to make you pay taxes, in some countries you do not pay taxes directly the company you work for or does business with you pay directly and they have no choice, or they get hefty fines and lose stock/ownership which gets sold by the government.

So how can you refuse to pay taxes if you are unable to do so?

Nofearorfavor
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Nofearorfavor

Ja– was just ragging of course… but still, one’s constantly thinking of some way one can peacefully send these mindless global warmongers packing!

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew the real rules of the game that the countries are required to play with”

Look up the US’s SOFA agreement to give yourself an idea.

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

I’ll look it up now. Ty.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

SK makes some of its own weapons and imports others. Here is the info on where it gets them from.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_equipment_of_the_Republic_of_Korea_Army

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Like an Employer to Employee dictate. YOU do this, you do that, you don’t do this, you don’t do that SK was required by directive of the US to only have less than 500kg payloads on their missiles… That’s what I mean. I didn’t realize SK is not a sovereign country, but another vassal state of the US. Makes sense, given the women of SK know somethings wrong, and have literally closed their wombs for business at least as severely as the Japanese women making death rates exceed birth rates. White women are #1 though, having so few babies the… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

You can take for granted that ANY “nation” with a SOFA with the US is a vassal of the US. They are also used as bait and road kill in the US wars….you know their favourite saying regarding their wars…that they “lead from behind”. In other words, your citizens die in a war WE started, and when they have been wiped out we come in to save the day and “win the war”

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“IF Kim really does have miniaturized nuclear warheads, China will invade NK to preempt the US from taking the mineral resources. I forgot which intelligence source I got that from, but it seems spot on. The guy said, China would move within a week, if they determine Kim has what he says he has. So holy cow, Batman!” Do you have a link for that info?? What is your source for this: “Supposibly, there has already been talks between the US, China and Russia on the partitioning of the Korean peninsula after China invades ongoing for a while now…similar to… Read more »

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Of course Syria refuses any partitioning of it’s country…at the same time the US over decorum, international law, and the universe’s just shaking it’s head, has at least 5 large air bases in Syria, without an invitation, and with a gtfo demand from Syria. But the US has the same gtfo demands in Iraq, and Afghanistan too (who knows about all the African countries, even Japan said gtfo at different times over the years), but they don’t seem to hear that either. I’m uncertain this time if I heard it or read it…I’ll try to find it again, I think… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

No problem. Take care of yourself!

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

There are some indications that even a US President may not be accorded that privilege.

santiago
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santiago

I have a mixed opinion I believe they give the president certain leeway on some non-issues.

Che Serna
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Che Serna

Actually the facts stands on their own merit. The South Korean military takes orders (since the 50’s) from an American 4 star general. South Korea therefore is hardly an independent state!

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Great to know…I learned something today. ffs, this is bad news. The theory proffered is this: The US wants to encircle CHINA with THAAD missile systems. The US military is pretty sure they DON’T work, so they dared not take the shot to down the missiles Kim is shooting over Japan and everywhere else. I think they DID try and failed but kept that secret, but I have no info either way, other than a missile flying over Japan would never be allowed UNLESS they couldn’t stop it. The US military and their arms suppliers THINK they can play like… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

The US has 30,000 troops in SoKo. The US decides everything, don’t you think? Would an independent sovereign country have foreign troops on its soil? Would SoKo play brinkmanship nuclear armageddon off its own bat? It’s too obvious if you ignore the MSM and think.

RBHoughton
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The previous (corrupt) SK government agreed to one THAAD installation. The opposition rejected THAAD in favor of negotiations. Before the election result was announced, seven THAAD devices were imported and installed by USA without authorisation from SK. In spite of the new government’s policy they cannot be removed. That tells you everything you need to know about SK independence. After WWII the country was run by army and KCIA under the hideous Singman Rhee. Army law continued for decades. They still had curfews in 1970s. They have since developed their economy using the same trick as Japan so SK is… Read more »

louis robert
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louis robert

South Korea is quite simply an imperial outpost now threatening China at its very borders.

Eddy
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Eddy

Ask yourself Steve, why an ALLEGED Independent country has an America at the helm of their military forces who responds to the Pentagon, NOT the S.K. Government ???

Steve
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Steve

Hi Eddy, That is exactly the point I was trying to make. Look at NATO, which is exactly the same. As soon as a country joins it no longer has control of the troops and armaments on its soil.

dago dingo
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dago dingo

Vladimir Putin, the worlds number one statesman will of course try & create a dialogue between the 2 Korean delegations, that is what a smart politician does. Unlike those ignorant buffoons in Washington, England, Australia & France, who take their orders from their Zionist masters. Once again Mr. Putin, you have proven your status as truly, the planets number 1 strategist & statesman.

MissCostello
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MissCostello

Well said.

Nofearorfavor
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Nofearorfavor

Atta Boy! Good things happen where Putin is around!~ Although the world is already at a point, where, when it comes to the NK crisis, it seems every day is more disastrous than the next, as the US remains determined to scupper any sensible suggestions to take the situation out of deadlock– but if one man can move it forward, surely it is the president of Russia. Just the fact that the North Korean Delegation has already arrived in Vladivostok, bodes well.

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mulegino1 .

Trump could learn a lot from Vladimir Vladimirovich; unfortunately, he is now a prisoner of the White House and its deep state lamias, who only kowtow to Trump’s worse instincts and smack down his better ones.

The New Concert of Nations – under the guidance of leaders like Putin and Xi is simply bypassing the old Evil Empire of USRAEL, NATO and usurious hegemony and creating new models of strategic and economic cooperation which take fully into account concepts like national sovereignty and the general well being of all people, just not a hegemonic elite.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Wouldnt it be something if Putin can pull victory out of the jaws of defeat as he did when the US threatened to bomb Syria over chem weapons and the deal was made via Russia to get them out of Syria, thus avoiding all out WWlll at the time?

Andrew Pate
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Andrew Pate

My thoughts exactly. Russia can talk to both sides US exceptionals cant and only use guns like in the old wild west.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Flashback: In 2013 North Korea made a number of proposals for replacing the 1953 armistice with a peace treaty, but the U.S. refused to discuss it. North Korea (rightly) believed the annual U.S. and South Korean exercises are provocative and threaten North Korea with nuclear weapons. U.S. vessels equipped with nuclear weapons were participating in the exercise, and the Pentagon publicly announced that B-52 bombers flown over South Korea were reaffirming the U.S. “nuclear umbrella” for South Korea. If there is no peace treaty between the North and the South, is only because the US do not want it, as… Read more »

Eddy
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Eddy

Absolutely, spot on, Daisy. In fact a few years back the North and South Koreans actually developed an Industrial Business park near the border, and N.K.’s and S.K.s worked there in harmony until the submarine (ALLEGED ) episode, wherein a S.K.’n fishing boat was allegedly struck by a torpedoe fired by ALLEGEDLY the N.K.’s from a sub. There was a lot of stink, blame was thrown around everywhere, but REAL culprits never found. No one questioned WHO BENEFITED THE MOST FROM THIS EVENT. As a result the Industrial park was closed, the gates across the railway were closed and everything… Read more »

louis robert
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louis robert

That, is political leadership and crisis management, to be compared with permanent hysteria and constant imperial begging for war.

Ian
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Ian

Mad insane men want a war, to thin out the rising population , the only way to reset the economy, all this has come about because of selfish people who breed like rats.

Herbert Dorsey
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Herbert Dorsey

Putin is up to his old tricks. He is trying to build partnerships. How is it possible that Putin can bring North Korea and South Korea together for constructive talks when the U.S. has failed so miserably? It is sad commentary on U.S. foreign policy which wishes to bomb it’s way forward to solve international disputes. I mean what good is it to have a military if you don’t use it?

Angelo Cinarelli
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Angelo Cinarelli

Devono mandare a casa quei guerrafondai di Americani. Voi giornalisti dovete smettere di leccare sempre il culo agli USA. Gli USA vogliono solo guerra per potere vendere e guadagnare dei bei dollaroni. Smettetela di scrivere quello che vi dicono gli americani. Se gli Americani se ne vanno via dal Medio Oriente e Asia sara’ pace per sempre in questo Mondo,

JJ Joseph
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JJ Joseph

Catalps, you’re not making much sense here.

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Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Rempel segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career

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Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.

 

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Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

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Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.

In the freshman class of 803 at The Bronx High School of Science, 12 students are black, down from last year’s 25.

Of 303 students admitted to Staten Island Technical High School, one is African-American.

According to The New York Times, similar patterns of admission apply at the other five most elite high schools in the city.

Whites and Asians are 30 percent of middle school students, but 83 percent of the freshman at Bronx High School of Science, 88 percent at Staten Island Technical and 90 percent at Stuyvesant.

What do these numbers tell us?

They reveal the racial composition of the cohort of scientists and technicians who will lead America in the 21st century. And they tell us which races will not be well represented in that vanguard.

They identify a fault line that runs through the Democratic Party, separating leftists who believe in equality of results for all races and ethnic groups, and those who believe in a meritocracy.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed anger and frustration at the under-representation of blacks and Hispanics in the elite schools. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have ignored his pleas to change the way students are admitted.

Currently, the same test, of English and math, is given to middle school applicants. And admission to the elite eight is offered to those who get the highest scores.

Moreover, Asians, not whites, are predominant.

Though 15 percent of all middle school students, Asians make up two-thirds of the student body at Stuyvesant, with 80 times as many slots as their African-American classmates.

The egalitarian wing of the Democratic Party sees this as inherently unjust. And what gives this issue national import are these factors:

First, the recent scandal where rich parents paid huge bribes to criminal consultants to get their kids into elite colleges, by falsifying records of athletic achievement and cheating on Scholastic Aptitude Tests, has caused a wave of populist resentment.

Second, Harvard is being sued for systemic reverse racism, as black and Hispanic students are admitted with test scores hundreds of points below those that would disqualify Asians and whites.

Third, Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

Here are Biden’s quotes, unearthed by The Washington Post, that reflect his beliefs about forced busing for racial balance in public schools:

“The new integration plans being offered are really just quota systems to assure a certain number of blacks, Chicanos, or whatever in each school. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with.

“What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ That’s racist!

“Who the hell do we think we are, that the only way a black man or woman can learn is if they rub shoulders with my white child?

“I am philosophically opposed to quota systems. They insure mediocrity.”

That was 44 years ago. While those views were the thinking of many Democrats, and perhaps of most Americans, in the mid-’70s, they will be problematic in the 2020 primaries, where African-Americans could be decisive in the contests that follow Iowa and New Hampshire.

Biden knows that just as Bernie Sanders, another white male, fell short in crucial South Carolina because of a lack of support among black voters, he, too, has a problem with that most loyal element in the Democratic coalition.

In 1991, Biden failed to rise to the defense of Anita Hill when she charged future Justice Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment. In the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was a law-and-order champion responsible for tough anti-crime legislation that is now regarded as discriminatory.

And he has a record on busing for racial balance that made him a de facto ally of Louise Day Hicks of the Boston busing case fame.

How, with a record like this, does Biden inoculate himself against attacks by rival candidates, especially candidates of color, in his run for the nomination?

One way would be to signal to his party that he has grown, he has changed, and his 2020 running mate will be a person of color. Perhaps he’ll run with a woman of color such as Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia.

An ancillary benefit would be that Abrams on the ticket would help him carry Georgia, a state Donald Trump probably cannot lose and win re-election.

Wrote Axios this morning:

“Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president.”


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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