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.
I recently rated the first 13 presidents I have lived under (I excluded Joe Biden) and I ranked Harry Truman as number 1. I did that in large part because of his decision to use the atomic bomb to end World War II. That was arguably his most controversial decision and many people take the exact opposite view of it. We could debate that ad nauseam, but we will not today, at least not here. Today I want to explore a seldom, if ever, discussed repercussion of that decision.
Today is the first anniversary of the domestic terrorist attack on the Capital Building. Based on publically available information we know much more of its genesis than we did as we watched it transpire on live TV. That said, there is still much to be discovered. The most distressing part of the aftermath to date is that while we have many answers there has been precious little accountability. Continue reading No Doubt About Number 1
This is the last of my hiatus articles; I’ll be back to my version of live blogging tomorrow. It is also the first work day of 2022 for many so I thought it was a great opportunity to put our situation in perspective and challenge my American readers.