Situational awareness: The Dow plunged by more than 300 points today, following news that President Trump plans to further crack down on Chinese investment in major U.S. tech companies by blocking additional technology exports to Beijing.
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Put aside the policy fights for a moment: The debate over whether Trump administration officials deserve to peacefully eat a meal in public tells us a lot about Democratic politics in 2018.
Why it matters: Public shaming and incivility isn't just a nasty expression of outrage. It's targeted at making life difficult, and even serving as a deterrent, for public servants who carry out controversial agendas, writes Brian Beutler, editor of the Pod Save America website.
The big picture: The pro-civility crowd is dominating the airwaves and establishment media. The verdict is less obvious on social media.
What they're saying:
P.S. Speaking of incivility: President Trump tweeted today that "Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person... has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!"
The $185 wagyu sandwich you never thought you needed (and probably still don't) is about to arrive, Bloomberg's Kate Krader reports.