It does seem odd after listening to candidate Trump claim that he unlike prior presidents would put people back to work, that two-years into the Trump administration that the nation has the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years.
As it turns out, Mars is losing about 100 grams -- a quarter pound -- of gas every second due to the solar wind in a process that increases dramatically during major solar storms.
"When one of these solar storms passes by and engulfs the planet ... the escape rates go up, and they go up by a factor of 10 to 20 at least," said David Brain, a MAVEN co-investigator at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
COMEY on BARR ‘Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump, and that adds up to something they will never recover from. It takes character like Mr. Mattis’s to avoid the damage, because Mr. Trump eats your soul in small bites.’
That’s former FBI director James Comey unleashing on Attorney General William Barr; his outgoing deputy, Rod Rosenstein; and others in Trump’s orbit who, in Comey’s view, have compromised their ideals to remain in the president’s good graces.
“It starts with your sitting silent while he lies, both in public and private, making you complicit by your silence,” Comey writes in an op-ed for the New York Timespublished just as Barr’s televised appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee got under way. “In meetings with him, his assertions about what ‘everyone thinks’ and what is ‘obviously true’ wash over you, unchallenged.”
Comey asks why Barr, a “bright and accomplished lawyer,” could be swayed to serve as a protector of the president with defenses he would never have used “to justify the thousands of crimes prosecuted every day that are the product of frustration and anger.”
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Comey then asks how Rosenstein could feel compelled, upon resigning, to thank a president “who relentlessly attacked both him and the Department of Justice.”
How does it happen? Rationalization, says Comey.
“You are smarter than Donald Trump, and you are playing a long game for your country, so you can pull it off where lesser leaders have failed and gotten fired by tweet,” Comey writes. “Of course, to stay, you must be seen as on his team, so you make further compromises. You use his language, praise his leadership, tout his commitment to values. And then you are lost. He has eaten your soul.”