If you despise basketball analogies move on. My fifteen seasons on the bench in a suit and tie taught me a lot and much of it is applicable to politics (in my mind anyway). I’ll be going back to my days at the high school level and before the shot clock.
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
The above disclaimer is especially warranted on this article. It seems the story of Trump associated scandals can’t rest for more than a few hours at a time. Exactly where it is going and where it will stop is beyond me. However, I am firmly convinced that an earnest attempt(s) to punish him must be made even if it fails and that other than in the court of informed and objective public opinion he skates.
I planned on a very different article today. Then a couple of news items motivated me. (That might be the first time I ever used the word “motivated” in place of a dirty expression. Ah, the benefits of an education.)
A lot has been going on over the past few days. The British got a new Prime minister, Queen Elizabeth passed, Charles became the King of England, (if anyone thinks that UK news falls on deaf eyes and blind eyes in America, they haven’t been paying attention), the NFL regular season started and Trump investigation/scandal number “hey, even I lost track” broke; just to mention a few. In that storm it is easy to lose track of the war in Ukraine but that would be a mistake.
Today will be another attempt to catch up on recent events, spiced with a few observations and thoughts. I’ll explain the title at the end. Continue reading Trying Again