Today is the last scheduled publishing day of 2021 and therefore time to look ahead to 2022. Yesterday we saw that prognosticating skills are not perfect here but I’ll give you my predicted top five for the year to come anyway. I’ll also end this column with a chilling observation.
It’s that time of the year again. Time to review the year just about past. I’m open to and deserving of criticism and I’ll give myself a big fat “F” on what I predicted would be the fifth biggest political story of the year. In addition to that, even in the darkest recesses of my mind I could not have envisioned the unquestionably biggest political story of 2021.
The latest number for weekly unemployment claims came out on Wednesday, November 24th. I didn’t want something this important to get lost in the shuffle of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Omicron. It’s a big deal for the working class.
This is a somewhat rare case where the biggest American political story of the week just passed actually occurred outside the United States. It gets even more unusual from there. A holiday Friday – and make no mistake Black Friday has become a quasi holiday in America – is usually a rather slow news day. Black Friday 2021 was anything but!
This article was written well ahead of publishing in order for the author to honor a personal commitment
Today is Thanksgiving Day in America. In reality the day is taken up with too much eating and watching football but its intent is to give thanks for all the good we have. While I, like most Americans, have a lot to be thankful for I want to center on one thing – Joe Biden. What a difference a year makes. America is so much better off this year than it was last Thanksgiving under then-President Donald Trump!