I hope his colleagues blame him for some of his party’s failures and oust him from his leadership role. That’s just spite talking, but hey. Think about it. Why should he remain in any power over them?
The Olympics in Washington — provided the games are well run and there is no lavish waste of public funds — could play an uplifting role and provide a rallying point of pride before America’s 250th birthday two years later.
Biden troubles. Why was a man that old allowed into the Navy? And why was he still doing cocaine?
Whatever – with any luck his future as a politician is less viable now. But never say never in America.
Because no one remembers the history of the adoption of Columbus Day as a legal holiday in the USA (as opposed to all the other countries that celebrate the same event, if on a different day).
This isn’t just Fascism-the-adjective-that-means-something-BAD. This is an example of architectural authoritarianism.
The link goes to a fascinating case study at Failed Architecture that discusses how eager European architects were to treat Addis Ababa as a blank slate – even though it had been the capital city of an empire since 1889 and was a real city.
Perhaps one should file this under War Crime Trials: Architects?
Truly, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But it’s hard to see why, in this case. “People don’t like dark, enclosed spaces” is not the kind of insight that should require a trained archivist to ferret out.
You’d think. But that’s why students need old people around on salary.
And “each Senator receives annual paper allowances for blank paper, letterhead paper and envelopes” based on population with a formula of “one and one-third sheets of blank paper per adult constituent.” Thus the Illinois senators each receive 11,605,333 sheets of blank paper; the West Virginia senators receive only 1,874,667.
Remember what an world-class awful president George W. Bush was? American historians and political scientists eagerly published polls that proved he ranks with Millard Fillmore and James Buchanan.
Somehow, I haven’t seen any recent rankings of Obama. Cowards.
There are going to be some very interesting actual histories written of the first decades of the 21st century, but it will take a long while for honesty to set in.
Regime change in Iraq. Who’d have thunk it?
Of course, I tend to think that when little boys and girls get the big jobs they find out that the grownups weren’t lying to them. I would love to see a stop action photograph series of a new president’s face at that FIRST security briefing. There’s a reason the job ages men – even those who take a lot of golf breaks.
4 words. Surface to Air Missiles.
Once the politicians start getting hired, Big Marijuana may be making it.
“As our Party detected and purged the anti-Party, counterrevolutionary factionalists at an opportune time and with a correct decision, the Party and revolutionary ranks were further consolidated and our single-hearted unity was solidified to the maximum,” Kim said, according to the text of the speech carried by North Korean state media.