America is not a monarchy, constitutional or otherwise. Certainly not officially and we might not like to admit it but we did, at least to some degree, have a queen until less than a fortnight ago. Continue reading America’s Queen?
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.
The war in Ukraine has been going on for over six months now. With all else that is going on in the world it is easy to forget. That’s exactly what Vladimir Putin wants you to do and is his best chance to win.
I’m as guilty as anyone else in letting the war “slip below the fold”. Today I’m bringing it front and center. This article is being penned on Tuesday morning. A “time stamp” is necessary because some of the events depicted are dynamic. Today’s leading motivators are the morning New York Times and the BBC. Please continue reading and it will become clearer.
Today’s is the ninth edition in this “series”. At commencement my only wonder is if it will be sufficient for what’s already waiting in the wings. Let’s get about answering that question. Continue reading Progressive Sweeping IX
Grain. That’s what today’s article is about; both figurative and literal.
Late last week a deal brokered by the UN and Turkey between Ukraine and Russia to transport wheat was announced. That is a big deal. In advanced countries like the United States, it would help bring down food prices and in the process inflation. In the world’s poorest countries it would make the difference between starvation and life. Serious stuff!