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By now, anybody with eyes, ears and an open mind realizes that the 2016 Presidential Election was greatly influenced by the Russians. No one will ever know whether that influence caused the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the election of Donald Trump. It cannot be known and is subject to conjecture on both sides.
During the first episode of Hulu’s series “A Handmaid’s Tale”, which takes place in the not-too-distant future, one of the characters explains to a group of women, whose sole purpose is to breed the next generation, that what seems unusual to them now will become the new normal. Such is the case with our government, our country, and certainly our president.
… term in office and who could forget the 8 years of Ronald Reagan. The first Gulf War with George H.W. Bush as President and the 8 years of Bill Clinton with the Monica Lewinsky scandal are now distant memories. The second war against Iraq and the collapse of our economy with George W. Bush, followed by 8 years Barack Obama are now…
… appointed an Irish mercenary soldier named Thomas Conway as the first IG. He would serve only a few months before a Prussian military general took the position, Baron Frederick William Augustus von Steuben. The OIG system of oversight never really spread after that until the 1970’s. Immediately after the resignation of Richard Nixon as President…
… for the Bicentennial, the overall mood of the country was somber. Less than a year earlier, we watched the fall of Saigon and the loss of the Vietnam War. Our last image of the war was the TV pictures of Americans fleeing the U.S. Embassy by helicopter. The year before, we watched Richard Nixon leave the White House for the last time. Over the last…