In the wake of the Dobbs decision being used as an opportunity for five justices with a predetermined agenda to overturn Roe it is easy to lose sight of the two January 6th Committee hearings of last week. In fact, I had a though about the timing of the release of the decision among a few others.
When Russia invaded Ukraine, nobody expected the war (in Russian: special military action) to last this long. The main reasons it has are Russian military incompetence, Ukrainian spirt along with western military and financial (mainly via sanctions) support. Despite some recent successes, overall the Russian military isn’t really getting much better and certainly not stronger. The Ukrainians aren’t weakening! That leaves only western support in question.
Today America commemorates Juneteenth as a national holiday for only the second time. I’m willing to bet it will sneak up on a lot of Americans who wonder why there is no mail and many offices are closed. I will offer that it is a day to be cognizant of our political environment and not let something insidious sneak up on us.
Even with a postponement – and I have some thoughts on that, not to be shared today – the 1/6 Committee hearings were the big events of the week just ended. We learned some things and other suspicions were confirmed. Allow me to go through a brief overview and comments exercise.
For some time now I’ve described the Trump administration as an organized criminal enterprise. With due respect to real mobsters and in view of last week’s 1/6 Committee hearings perhaps I need to put scare quotes around the word organized.