Since World War II, and arguably earlier, America has been the world’s leader. Until the Trump administration came along that is. Trump singlehandedly destroyed our world leadership position under the banner of America First which in his application meant America alone. Unilaterally giving up the number one slot only played into Vladimir Putin’s hands. Russia can only “advance in the standings” if the leaders come back to it. You have to wonder if that was an accident or an arrangement. All that aside the pandemic has presented the Biden administration for an opportunity to regain a position of global leadership.
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My President Is A Threat To My Country’s National Security
If Tricia Newbold’s testimony on Monday before the House Oversight Committee is to be believed security clearances for White House personnel, “Were not always adjudicated in the best interest of national security.” That coupled with known facts is concerning! Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is A Threat To My Country’s National Security
Oh Gee? Pardon Me?
It is Saturday morning as I pen this, the G-7 Summit is still going on in Quebec, Canada but from the American standpoint I think I can already draw a conclusion. On another front the President’s newest toy appears to be his pardon power. There is plenty there, let’s explore. Continue reading Oh Gee? Pardon Me?
In order to solve international problems a political leader often needs international support. On July 4th North Korea gave America what it described as a present by test launching an ICBM. The juxtaposition of those two facts doesn’t look good for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading Image Matters
It’s The End Of The World As We Knew It
Today’s posting is inspired by and its title is a takeoff on REM’s 1987 hit entitled: It’s the End of the World As We Know It. That line is both the song’s title and the oft repeated refrain. By changing the tense of one word is it perfectly sums up what damage Donald Trump has done to America’s global image in a succinct phrase. Let’s explore. Continue reading It’s The End Of The World As We Knew It