Perhaps the most famous phrase from Watergate is, “Follow the money.” Despite the reality that it was never uttered in connection with that scandal it is good advice when trying to analysis political goings-on. I want to do a bit of that today.
On St. Patrick’s Day 2020 I went to see my Primary Care Provider for a routine check up. When I came home I went into self-imposed home confinement for several months in reaction to the pandemic. Early this morning I’m seeing Cathy again and when I return my self imposed out of prudence restrictions will be nowhere near as strict but I’m certainly not foolish enough to sound the all clear. Continue reading Commencing Year Three
It’s Saturday morning and time to write another Sunday article. The biggest, among many big, political stories of this week was Ukraine. If you are looking for a definitive prediction of what will happen and when, I’m sorry to disappoint you. If you are looking for some interesting insight and observations please read on.
For all of my lifetime, and well before it, America has had a two-party political system. That ceased to exist last week. We have seen the warning signs for a few years now but last week it became official. In order for America to have two major political parties they both have to be basically American. One no longer is.
Democracy is under attack, primarily in America and Europe. Simultaneously the situation in Ukraine grows more dire by the hour. The two are intertwined. I can hear many American voices saying, “Why should I care?” or, “Why should we get involved?”. The answer is because rather you realize it or not Ukraine matters