I chose today for this article because I felt there was a good chance that the legal maneuverings in Miami might start in earnest today. Americans like to view political and legal events in terms of sports metaphors. As such, this is a matchup between Donald Trump and Jack Smith. There is very good reason to believe that it is a series as opposed to a one-and-done.
Several words beginning with the letter “I” have become more prominent since the election of Donald Trump. It can be for investigation; I’ve lost track of how many there are/have been into his activities. It can be for impeachment. Trump is the only American President to be impeached twice. In fact, there have only been four impeachments of Presidents in the history of America; Trump accounts for half of them. Lately it stands for criminal indictment. Last week Trump faced his second felony one and became the only former American president to be federally indicted. While not unexpected it has to be the biggest political story of the week just ended.
Today is the first Monday in October which means the Supreme Court begins its new session. For some time, I intended to write this basic article for publishing today. Recent events made that even more compelling.
Timestamp: Saturday morning September 17, 2022. The timestamp is necessary because this is a dynamic situation. Measured in “ink” expended and threats to both national security and democracy it is also the biggest story of (by the time this is published) the week just ended.
The fact that this article is being published on the 21st anniversary of 9/11 has not escaped me. Its subject matter is both the biggest American political story of the week just passed and, like 9/11, an attack on America. Worst of all it is far from resolved and is coming from within.