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The (Bad) Boys’ Club

“Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.” That is a quote from a March 1776 letter Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John. I’m not sure that is completely true, but it seems to me that all the world’s current tyrants and wannabe tyrants are male. If you, like the majority of my readers, is an American you can do something about not allowing the membership of the club to grow.

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Where In History?

Timestamp: The very early afternoon (EST) of Monday March 20, 2023. The timestamp is necessary because many of the events discussed below either have just happened and I am not aware of the outcome(s) or will happen in the future. In some cases, between writing and publishing. They will be historic; just how historic and where in history they will land is yet to be determined. I’m also not naïve enough to believe that immediate reports will be sans a lot of window-dressing and secrets.

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This Will Be Written About

There was plenty of competition for the biggest political story of the week just ended: banks failed, we were on the brink of an international banking crisis and the indictment of the immediately past American president loomed among other things. I’m focusing on Ukraine today.

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Three Very Briefly

Generally speaking, the Sunday article’s topic is the biggest story in American politics of the week just ended. This week I have three in mind. Two of them are taking place outside of the United States. To make it even more complicated two if not all of them may well be in a very different state in the hours between when I pen this and when it is published, let alone when you read it. All that said, let’s take a brief look at them together.

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What Is Trump Setting Up For?

Let’s look at America as we end the month of June of a presidential year with the incumbent president running for reelection. We are in a depression with unemployment at a rate we haven’t seen in decades. We are suffering from a pandemic the likes of which we haven’t seen in a century and are turning in the worst performance by far of any other advanced industrialized western nation due to lack of federal leadership. The rule of law, including in many instances the actions of front line of law enforcement, is erratic at best. People from both sides of the political spectrum have been taking to the street to demonstrate. All that considered an incumbent president should be a dead duck in November but there is actually a decent chance that Trump will “win reelection”. My basic question today is with this backdrop what exactly is Trump planning for? There is a lot there including my use of quotation marks. Let’s explore. Continue reading What Is Trump Setting Up For?