Calculated Risk: Despite other worrying signs of an economic slowdown, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) “Builder Confidence” index hit a 20-month high.
Informed Comment: Why would Trump sanction Turkey after greenlighting its invasion of Syria?
Joe.My.God.: Trump complains that Kurds let ISIS prisoners to make him look bad.
Balloon Juice: President Obama had a three-phase strategy to defeat ISIS. Donald Trump destroyed it in a day.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day:
"The attack on Mosul is turning out to be a total disaster. We gave them [ISIS] months of notice. U.S. is looking so dumb. VOTE TRUMP and WIN AGAIN!" (Candidate Donald Trump, October 23, 2016.)
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up for this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.