Seventy years ago today, on April 3, 1948, President Harry Truman signed into law the most sweeping non-military foreign policy achievement of the 20th Century, perhaps in all of American history. That success, colloquially known as the Marshall Plan, helped revitalize Europe, set the stage for the next 50 years of American relations with the continent, and largely shaped the Europe we know today.Read More »
With all of the partisan fights over absurdities like the President’s dalliances with a porn star, Facebook personality quiz apps, and whether the President can find a competent lawyer, one would think that a subject as anodyne as the decennial census would be safe from inter-party bickering. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case, as seemingly every aspect of government is being fought over these days, even the incredibly boring (although important) ones.
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, via Twitter no less, and nominated current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place. The termination was both unexpected and long overdue, as Tillerson was seemingly on rocky ground vis a vis the President for nearly his entire tenure at State, but he reportedly had no early warning of his impending firing.Read More »