The biggest political story of the week just past almost completely flew under the radar. The Biden-led coalition helping Ukraine to defend democracy finally came out with a definition of Ukraine.
I’ve been waiting years to use today’s title. It was the punchline of an (honesty not that good) joke I heard back in the 70s. However, the substance of today’s posting really does say a lot.
We love the format in sports: the one and done tournament. In the playoff format we love nothing better than the deciding game. (Seventh game of the World Series anyone?) Why would we ask anything less for democracy?
Time. It dictates so many things in life, very much including political life. As I thought about this article various songs about time ran through my head. I could not help but think back to a plethora of high school level practices where the clock prominently figured. I’ll commence the body of this piece with a paragraph on that. You were warned.
It may be by a very narrow margin which I am not sure they can sustain for the entire 118th Congress, but currently the Republicans control one chamber of Congress and that is enough to gum up the works if they stick together. To date, and admittedly it’s early, they have shown signs of doing so except in “inside the family” disputes. The one big thing they are united on is making Joe Biden and the Democrats look bad at any cost.