In the News: Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. James Cartwright, pleads guilty to leaking classified documents. About this photo: Gen. James Cartwright. Photo credit: US Army / Wikimedia

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Top Republican Operative Predicts Break-Up of GOP (Klaus)

A fascinating interview with Steve Schmidt, who served as John McCain’s campaign manager in 2008. Schmidt believes that the GOP might break up into an “alt-right party” and a conservative party.

Gen. James Cartwright Pleads Guilty to Lying to the FBI (Trevin)

He is looking at a $500 fine to a six month prison sentence for leaking information about Iran’s nuclear program to reporters (a walk in the park compared to Chelsea Manning).

Ford Moves Plants to Mexico Without Downsizing US Workforce (Dan)

Or so the company says. The move is bet on keeping SUV and larger automotive production in the US — buttressed by the growing demand for such vehicles thanks to low oil prices — while moving smaller autos to Mexico.

On One of the Many Dangers Posed by Trump (Jesse)

Journalist Ari Paul’s thoughts about appearing on a neo-Nazi hit list and the closeness of Trump to white nationalism.

Chuck Berry Turns 90, New Album Coming (Trevin)

The rock and roll pioneer began his long career in 1955, with a parody of white hillbilly music recorded for Chess Records called “Maybellene.”

Must-See Fictionalized TrumpTV Schedule (Dan)

Starring Alex Jones, Billy Bush, Cory Lewandowski, and Rudy Giuliani. Highly recommended.