The following is the tenth installment in a series of undetermined duration and frequency about life in America after Trump (A.T.).
At this point we know the Trump administration will end and Joe Biden will be president as of the afternoon of January 20th. Whether he will directly take over from Trump or there will be a brief Pence administration as part of Pardonpalooza is an unknown. In any event Biden’s plate will be overflowing and one of the pressing matters will be rejoining the world community as a leader. Today I’d like to explore six related challenges. Continue reading America A. T. – Part Ten
It’s Saturday morning as I pen this and the news media is filled with speculation portrayed as reporting on the Mueller Report. The reality is that we know precious little about it. The media became aware of its being delivered to Attorney General Bill Barr about 5pm Friday which they erroneously keep reporting that it dropped. If you follow the few facts we know it actually dropped a bit earlier in the day. I strongly feel that one way or another we will know most everything contained in the report with the possible exception of classified material (which may or may not be in there) and possibly grand jury testimony that functions as supporting documentation. But there were many other things that occurred lately that I haven’t touched on. Let’s explore some of them in the following paragraphs while we wait for the Mueller report to begin to leak/be made public. Continue reading We Don’t Know Yet, But…
One of the problems with writing is that you never seem to take time off. I may be doing whatever when suddenly a thought comes to mind and I grab my iPhone to make a note. The same happens (somewhat by design) as I read. Most of those tidbits, while important, are not alone the fodder for an article. Today I want to somewhat clean out the notes section of my phone, give you somethings to think about and in at least one instance probably make you aware of something for the first time. In no particular order let’s explore. Continue reading A Collection Of Disturbing Facts
I just added A World In Disarray by Richard Haass to the Recommended Reading Section. Dr. Haass is a bit right of center but this book proves liberals can learn from conservatives (and I certainly believe vice versa). He mainly deals in his area of expertise: foreign policy. There are lessons to be learned from this work and I agree with most of his geopolitical observations and analysis.
When he ventures into domestic policy our thinking parts ways as would be expected since we are of different political philosophies. In his deserved defense, Haass is not afraid to criticize Presidents of either Party.
The other day I had another youthful flashback caused by American politics. Since 9/11 we talk about connecting the dots to find the answers we seek. Every day we are presented with multiple dots that don’t bode well for the Trump administration. With a little poetic license I will call them polka dots. That brought to mind Brian Hyland’s 1960 song, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polkadot Bikini. Let’s explore. Continue reading Insufficient Material