It’s another swing state endorsement today. It is also another clear choice between the candidates!
When the current version of the war in Ukraine started almost three months ago the thought of Ukraine winning would have been considered outrageous. Today not so much. That leads me to ponder just what winning means in this situation. One thing is for certain: Ukraine is not the master of its own fate.
It was just a bit before 9 pm Monday night when the alert came across my phone’s screen. It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m still as angry. I knew I had the week’s biggest political story and nothing has changed in the interceding days.
I found it somewhat puzzling that Republican Senators could have voted to confirm credibly accused child rapist Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court on October 6, 2018 and yet have refused to vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson for the same position on April 7, 2022 largely because they felt she had been too soft in her sentencing of possessors of child pornography even after her sentences proved to be in line with common judicial practice and often harsher than the prosecution has asked for. Well 37 of them did and that number would have been 38 if one actually came to work on a Saturday. Hey, it was only a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court on the line.
It may have been somewhat overshadowed by the war in Ukraine but the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to consider Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination for the Supreme Court illustrated just where America is today. Spoiler alert: It’s not a good place or the one the Founders envisioned.