Monday, August 21, 2017

THE CAPABILITY APPROACH


Yes, we're actually having this conversation 

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/20/brian-stelter-opens-sunday-show-by-asking-if-president-trump-has-a-mental-illness/
Brian Stelter opens Sunday show by asking if President Trump has a mental “illness”

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/rep-schiff-trumps-mental-stability-there 
Rep. Schiff On Trump's Mental Stability: 'There Are Serious Issues With Our President'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/17/sen-corker-isnt-the-only-republican-whos-increasingly-questioning-trumps-stability/?utm_term=.796b0321e429
Sen. Corker isn’t the only Republican who’s increasingly questioning Trump’s stability

Tell us what you really think

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-trump-enough/
[LA Times] The man in the White House is reckless and unmanageable, a danger to the Constitution, a threat to our democratic institutions. . . [read on]

More: https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/20/finding-ways-combat-trump/
The political figure Obama saw as a ‘logical conclusion of the rhetoric and tactics of the Republican Party’ has not yet come unmoored from the Party’s base. [read on]

Why some people stay in their Trump admin jobs

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/20/quote-of-the-day-1699/
“You have no idea how much crazy stuff we kill.”  
       — An unnamed White House staffer to Mike Allen, on why many Trump aides are not resigning despite their disappointment.

More on the question of Jews serving in this administration

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/is-it-time-for-trump-aides-to-resign/537453/

https://www.vox.com/2017/8/20/16175788/mnuchin-statement-yale-letter-resign

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/jennifer-rubin-obliterates-trump-apologist
JENNIFER RUBIN: Mr. Abramowitz, what you just said is a shande, a shame, a disgrace. . .  [read on]

Fascinating

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/20/no-sunday-show-defense-white-house/
“Not a single Trump administration official appeared on today’s Sunday shows to defend the president. I’m told the White House made no serious efforts to convince officials to go on, knowing the hosts of the shows would pressure the guests relentlessly on the president’s response to the racist carnage in Charlottesville.” “The White House judged it was better to have nobody out there than risk providing fuel for another 24-hour negative news cycle on Charlottesville.”

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/fox-host-we-tried-desperately-get-someone
Fox Host: We Tried Desperately To Get Someone From White House To Come On And 'Nobody Will'
 
Here's what Bannon thinks: he controls the base that Trump and most Republicans need to win. It's a minority fraction, but it's energized. I think he thinks he can hold the GOP hostage now: back Trump, whatever he wants, or we're coming after you

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/20/bannon-warns-gop-lawmakers-wrath-trump-base/

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bannon-republicans-line-up-behind-trump

More: https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/20/bannon-readies-revenge/
Bannon Readies His Revenge  

The Mercers vs the Murdochs: a struggle to own the right-wing media sphere

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/21/bannon-vs-murdochs/

Today's think piece: what does "free speech" mean when the people yelling threats and epithets are heavily armed?

https://www.vox.com/2017/8/20/16167870/aclu-hate-speech-nazis-charlottesville  

Killing the science of climate change

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/20/red-team-blue-team-debating-climate-science-should-not-be-a-cage-match_partner/

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/20/1691805/-Open-thread-for-night-owls-Trump-disbands-National-Climate-Assessment-panel

All of Trump's golf trips and weekend stays in his own properties have burned through the Secret Service budget -- only 200 days into his first term. A lot of that money has gone to Trump

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/21/secret-service-blown-budget-protecting-trump/

Trump has been bragging nonstop about his incredible job creation. Here are the actual numbers

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/08/raw-data-job-growth-since-2013/

More: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/the-trump-economy-is-a-gilded-mediocrity.html
The stock market keeps hitting record highs. The unemployment rate has fallen to a 16-year low. The economy is growing and wages are rising; the last time consumers were this confident, George W. Bush was a peace-time president. . . . Alas, like so many other entities branded by our president, the Trump economy is far less than meets the eye. . . . [read on]

After health care reform, another huge failure ahead?

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/20/tax-reform-nearly-impossible-now/
Tax Reform Is Nearly Impossible Now 

A U.S destroyer runs into an oil tanker, and ten U.S. sailors are missing. Trump's intial response? "That's too bad."

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/08/quote-of-the-day-thats-too-bad/

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-response-uss-john-mccain-collision

Trump won three states that he had no business winning, by a total of less than 80,000 votes. He wouldn't win them today

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/20/trump-underwater-3-states-tipped-election/ 

Could the Dems win 50 House seats in 2018?

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/20/democrats-win-50-house-seats-2018/

In Fox World

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/trumpster-complains-about-all-token-blacks
Trumpster Complains About All Of The 'Token Blacks In The Democratic Party'

More: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/08/a-conservatives-offer-on-race-nothing/

Bonus item: A mistranslation

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/trump-praises-counterprotesters-boston
[Trump] "I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate."

[Correct translation] "I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out AGAINST ME."

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

HONORING THE ARTS


It is standard protocol for the President and his wife to attend the Kennedy Center Honors for the arts. But not this year

Fox World discovers the function of art -- now that it suits them politically -- after years of trashing progressive artists

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/fox-pundits-discover-they-love-art-now-its
CAMPOS-DUFFY: Well I've thought a lot about it, and first of all, I believe that art isn't just meant to sooth us or make us sore. Sometimes art is meant to be there to make us grapple difficult things, painful things... in this case about our own American history. . . .

Just for example: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6873902/daily-show-beyonce-jessica-williams-fox-news-super-bowl

I said yesterday that Trump's advisory panel of evangelicals hadn't resigned over his Charlottesville comments (which so well exemplified the spirit of Christianity). Now, one member has

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347179-member-of-trumps-evangelical-advisory-board-resigns-over-conflict-in


Trump, in a series of tweets, tries to cover every conceivable angle of the Boston protest. Anti-protestors, pro-police, pro-protestors . . .

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/trump-praises-counterprotesters-boston
Trump began his series of tweets sent over the course of a couple hours, by claiming that there were “anti-police agitators” out in Boston. . . . [read on]

More: https://www.vox.com/2017/8/19/16173486/protesters-eclipsed-boston-free-speech-rally
The dueling demonstrations on Boston Common showed a shocking disparity in size. As Vox’s Alex Ward reported from the scene, the Free Speech rally, scheduled to begin at noon, was only permitted for 100 participants. The press was not allowed within a policed perimeter of the Free Speech rally, gathered in by the Parkman Bandstand — a small gazebo in Boston’s public park. . . . More anti-racism protesters, led by the Black Lives Matter chapter, marched through Boston Saturday from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to join the counter demonstration at Boston Common. Police are estimating roughly 15,000 people in the march, according to ABC News.


Bannon and Breitbart, ready for "war"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-bannon-breitbart-news-20170818-story.html
Back at Breitbart, 'jacked up' Bannon says, 'I've got my hands back on my weapons'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-breitbart-news_us_59973383e4b0a2608a6c3d0e
Steve Bannon Returns To Breitbart News, Talks Of ‘War’ To Come

Bannon's no genius

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-big-kahuna-has-always-been-in-charge.html

Lucy and the football, again. The departure of Bannon has some people hoping for a "reset" from the Trump admin. Wasn't that what they said JUST TWO WEEKS AGO when Kelly came on board?

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/hugh-hewitt-trots-out-trump-reset-fairy

Why Trump won't ever "pivot" http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/5-traits-define-trump-and-guarantee-he

There are rumors that John Kelly's not done yet. Is Seb next?

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/19/with-steve-bannon-out-will-sebastian-gorka-be-next/

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/19/who-gets-fired-for-being-a-nazi-depends-on-how-expendable-you-are/

The WSJ helps support the Trump myth that coal is making a comeback

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/17/1690881/-Wall-Street-Journal-s-Coal-Makes-a-Comeback-is-real-fake-journalism   

The list of groups cancelling Mar-A-Lago events is growing

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/19/charities-dump-trump-more-than-a-dozen-groups-cancel-fundraisers-at-mar-a-lago/

More and more GOPers are openly distancing themselves from Trump

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/19/gop-doubts-trump-burst-open/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/after-charlottesville-republicans-remain-stymied-over-what-to-do-about-trump/2017/08/19/774bddd4-81d4-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.25c6c88d5b8e

It's true: for the hardest of Trump's hard core, NOTHING matters. They are all in, whatever happens

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/us/politics/trump-supporters.html?mcubz=1

More: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/trump-approvers-never-stop-approving-poll/index.html
6 in 10 people who approve of Trump say they'll never, ever, ever stop approving

[NB: That's not politics -- that's a cult.]

Ann Coulter is not in a happy place. Enjoy!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/ann-coulter-threatens-to-dump-her-emperor-god-trump-over-bannon

Bonus item: Top Ten late night Trump burns

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

HE'S OUT


So Trump and his dwindling circle of advisors decided that Steve Bannon is less of a threat outside the administration than he's been inside of it. Now we'll find out if that's true

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bannon-out-major-points
Bannon Out: Looking Back At The Trump Aide’s Wild Year

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/trump-untethered/537354
In April, Trump said, “I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn't know Steve. I’m my own strategist.” More recently, Trump was reported by multiple outlets to be livid about a book by the journalist Joshua Green that focused on Bannon’s role in powering the Trump campaign. He was also suspected by some White House figures, probably correctly, of leaking to the press. Then Bannon offered a series of surprising interviews over the last week—the most surprising of them to Robert Kuttner of the liberal journal The American Prospect, in which he openly disparaged Trump’s North Korea strategy, saying no military option was viable, and dismissed the alt-right’s influence and size.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/18/16145188/steve-bannon-fired-resigns
Bannon dominated the Trump administration’s earliest days — and then lost influence [read on]

What does this mean for policy? Probably not very much

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/18/16169464/steve-bannon-fired-donald-trump

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/18/16169470/trump-fire-bannon-racism-breitbart

An amazing photo -- everyone around Pence is gone


http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2017/08/two-more-chairs-to-go.html

Bannon immediately takes over again at Breitbart (did he ever really leave?) . . . and the rumblings begin

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/18/1691434/-Even-faster-than-expected-Bannon-rejoins-Breitbart-says-he-only-planned-to-work-for-Trump-a-year
Even faster than expected, Bannon rejoins Breitbart, says he only planned to work for Trump a year
 
More: https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/18/bannons-next-moves/

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/bannon-on-outside-could-be-very-dangerous-to-donald-trump.html

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/18/bannon-declares-trump-presidency/
Said Bannon: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.” 

A less-covered, but still serious second departure

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/business/dealbook/carl-icahn-trump-adviser.html
Carl Icahn Quits as a Special Adviser to President Trump  

Another advisory committee -- number four -- dissolves as people quit over Trump's Charlottesville comments

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/18/1691182/-That-s-a-wrap-The-remaining-members-of-the-presidential-arts-commission-resign-in-protest

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/18/presidents-committee-on-the-arts-and-the-humanities-resignation/

Here's number five: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/short-friends-trumps-white-house-councils-start-unravel 

What a child: http://www.salon.com/2017/08/18/after-more-executives-flee-trumps-advisory-board-white-house-claims-he-planned-to-disband-the-council-anyway/
After more executives flee Trump’s advisory board, White House claims he planned to disband the council anyway  

Here's one advisory committee that hasn't disbanded over principle. Can you guess?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-evangelical-advisers-still-with-him

Trump's terrible, horrible month -- wow

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/cnn-documents-trumps-terrible-horrible

Trump's worst week, ever. How many times have we said it -- and how many more times will we say it?

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/18/16167762/bannon-charlottesville

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-worst-week-trumps-presidency-keeps-happening 

Now what?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-19/bannon-exit-won-t-end-white-house-chaos-that-comes-from-the-top
Bannon Exit Won’t End White House Chaos That Comes From the Top

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/president-trump-is-more-isolated-than-ever.html
Trump Is More Isolated Than Ever

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-doesnt-seem-to-like-being-president-so-why-not-quit/2017/08/18/83c2e38e-842a-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html
Trump doesn’t seem to like being president. So why not quit? 

Trump ghostwriter says Trump will quit

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/18/tony-schwartz-art-of-the-deal-ghostwriter-donald-trump-resign/ 

Drum beat, please

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/18/1691242/-Robert-Mueller-adds-Donald-Trump-Jr-to-those-in-the-focus-of-his-investigation
Robert Mueller adds Donald Trump Jr. to those in the focus of his investigation

More: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/trump-business-partners-soviet-cash
Trump Projects Used A Lot Of Dough Siphoned From The Former Soviet Bloc

The Cesspool: we had this story before, but look at the person Trump put in charge of federal housing in New York

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/18/here-is-the-official-resume-of-the-person-trump-put-in-charge-of-federal-housing-in-new-york/?utm_term=.5dc66eb08f19
Her appointment stirred controversy because of her lack of experience and the fact that Trump has a 4 percent stake in a Brooklyn development, Starrett City, that is the nation’s largest subsidized housing complex. . . .

I wouldn't either

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/heather-heyer-mother-susan-bro-will-not-speak-to-trump
Heyer’s Mother Won’t Speak To Trump, ‘After What He Said About My Child’ 

I guess there are some lines you can't cross even on cable news

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/brooke-baldwin-cuts-guest-who-compares
CNN Guest Cut Off After Claims Abraham Lincoln And Adolf Hitler 'Have A Lot In Common'

MSNBC becomes most-watched

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/18/msnbc-becomes-most-watched-cable-news-channel-for-first-time-ever/ 

Bonus item: Trump loves to pose for pictures with a very serious, determined expression on his face -- as if this MAKES him a very serious person. This one is almost a parody

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Friday, August 18, 2017

UNFIT


Republican strategist Steve Schmidt calls this a moment of moral reckoning for Republicans . . .

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-remarks-on-racist-rally-force-moral-reckoning-for-gop-1025590339903?cid=sm_fb_maddow
"As we approach the end of a human lifetime for the last of the survivors of the people who were in those concentration camps, and the last of the men who stormed the beaches in Normandy to crush Nazi tyranny, what a disgrace. What a disgrace today." [Watch!]

. . . which they are failing

https://www.vox.com/2017/8/17/16161016/cbs-poll-charlottesville-republicans-55-percent-67-percent
Poll: 67% of Republicans agree with how Trump handled Charlottesville

Schmidt uses the word "unfit." A lot of people agree

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/17/military-given-trump/
Carl Bernstein on CNN: “I think there’s considerable evidence that there is a consensus developing in the military; at the highest levels in the intelligence community; among Republicans in Congress; including the leaders in the business community that President Trump is unfit to be the President of the United States.” . . . “I’ve talked to some of the military leaders and what they are saying is extraordinary… They have given up on this president.” . . . “I think all reporters need to be checking their sources and finding out what people on the Hill and in the military and in the intelligence community are saying… about the stability and the mental condition of the president of the United States. This is something we haven’t dealt with before.” 

"Trump lashes out at Republicans, as the GOP tries to distance themselves from him"

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/17/trump-lashes-out-at-republicans-as-the-gop-tries-to-distance-themselves-from-him/ 

More: https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/17/uncharted-waters/
First Read: “We have no idea how this all plays out for President Trump and his administration. We’ve seen Trump survive past controversies (Khizr Khan, Access Hollywood), but he no longer has an opponent/foil like Hillary Clinton. We’ve seen past presidents (LBJ, Nixon, Clinton) endure their share of turbulent times, but it’s never come this early in a presidency. And we’ve never seen so many members of the president’s own political party openly criticize him, but still vote for his agenda most of the time. . . . Using the words ‘uncharted waters’ has become a bit cliché during the Trump Era — everything has been so different. But there also are no better words to use right now. And the turmoil comes at a pressing time: escalating tensions with North Korea, a debt ceiling that needs to be raised, and midterm elections that are right around the corner.”

I am not Jewish, but I have to wonder what the Jews in Trump's administration are thinking

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/17/ivanka-jared-disappointed/
“A clear pattern has emerged when President Trump does something highly controversial or deeply offensive to large chunks of America. Within 24 hours, a story is leaked about how Ivanka and Jared are disappointed or tried to stop it,” Axios reports. “Jared and Ivanka provided some hope for some on the left who hoped the duo would have power to dissuade President Trump from some of his most extreme promises. But the truth is, they only have so much influence. And their shock and dismay always get conveniently leaked to the media to distance them from Trump’s most controversial acts.”

[NB: Well, they can't quit -- but other people can.] 

From Donnie's diary: Worst. Vacation. Ever!

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/trump-angry-isolated-charlottesville-fallout
Trump Increasingly Angry, Isolated 

A couple of weeks ago Trump didn't know or care about Confederate monuments. Now he is trying to turn them into a national cause -- because this is what he was elected to do

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-endorses-confederate-statue
Trump Endorses ‘Beautiful’ Confederate Statues, Calls Their Removal ‘Sad’

More: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/trumps-monument-mystery/537216/ 

Another blow to Trump's infrastructure plans 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-abandons-infrastructure-counci
Trump Abandons Plans To Form Infrastructure Advisory Council 

More: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/17/1690967/-Trump-s-Infrastructure-Week-collapses-around-him
Presumably its abandonment is for the same reason that two other "advisory" bands of CEOs were axed earlier in the week: the corporate heads being cajoled into taking positions on the council were, in the wake of Trump’s outbursts, no longer willing to sign their names to his ongoing catastrophe of an administration. 

Mr "I need all the facts before commenting" rushed to condemn the Barcelona attack and call it terrorism. He still hasn't called the identical attack in Charlottesville "terrorism"

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/17/16163500/trump-barcelona-charlottesville-terrorism
Trump sure seems slower to call out terrorism when a white supremacist is behind it

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/15/politics/donald-trump-charlottesville-lines/index.html
[On Charlottesville] "You can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want."
 
Then he posted this lie: http://www.salon.com/2017/08/17/trump-rushes-to-react-to-terror-attack-in-barcelona-by-spreading-a-fake-internet-rumor-about-murdering-muslims/
"Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!"

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/17/1690926/-Trump-tweets-bigoted-and-debunked-pig-s-blood-story-as-solution-for-terrorism
Trump tweets bigoted and debunked pig's blood story as solution for terrorism

More GOP senators openly question Trump

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/graham-responds-trump-twitter-rant
Graham Responds To Trump Twitter Rant: ‘Please Fix This’

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/17/corker-says-trump-lacks-stability-competence/
Corker Says Trump Lacks Stability and Competence 

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/17/scott-says-trumps-moral-authority-question/
Scott Says Trump’s Moral Authority Is In Question 

Three charities cancel events at Mar-A-Lago

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/charities-ditch-mar-a-lago-charlottesville
 
Steve Bannon is daring Trump to try to fire him

https://politicalwire.com/2017/08/17/bannon-wont-go-quietly/

John Kelly's job sucks

http://www.thedailybeast.com/john-kellys-in-a-bad-mood-over-trump-nazis-and-rogue-bannon 

Trump's lousy lawyers (be glad)

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-choice-lawyers-suggests-he-doesnt-hire-the-best-people

Well, we can hope

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/trump-ex-partner-who-sold-condos-russians
Trump Ex-Partner Who Sold Condos To Russians 'Told Family He Knows He And POTUS Are Going To Prison'
 
The alt-right and Russia

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/17/trump-the-alt-right-and-the-kremlin-white-supremacists-russia-links-are-no-secret/ 

Three major magazine covers tie Trump to Nazis and the KKK

 
http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-best-magazine-covers-of-trumps-presidency
[NB: Think about it. This is the PRESIDENT.]

Nonsense in Fox World

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/panicked-huckabee-fears-if-general-lee
Panicked Huckabee Fears If General Lee Statues Come Down Then Mt. Rushmore Is Next

Cable news hosts have had enough

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cnn-kate-bolduan-shuts-down-republican-candidate-charlottesville
CNN Host Shuts Down GOPer As C’Ville Interview Gets Heated

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/msnbc-hosts-tear-into-trump-campaign-adviser
MSNBC Hosts Tear Into Trump Campaign Adviser: ‘You Can’t Just Lie On TV’

Bonus item: Jimmy Kimmel reads viewer tweets about his Trump comments

http://www.thedailybeast.com/jimmy-kimmel-reads-trump-fans-mean-tweets-to-him
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