Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show with me and Brian O'Neil explores in depth the prospects for President Trump's upcoming nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. We evaluate some of the leading candidates, and the likelihood that they would be approved by the Senate. Equally importantly, we ask the question of how the politics surrounding the presidential election will be affected, and the role that a new Supreme Court Justice would play in potentially refereeing the election itself, if the result is contested, as seems increasingly plausible.
In terms of "This Day in History", Brian and I talk about the 1944 election and whether FDR was candid with the American people about his poor health (he would die in office just a few months later). We cover the discovery of oil in the Persian Gulf region, as well as the Soviet development of atomic weapons under Stalin. Once the Reds had "the bomb", the world would never be the same, and you and I would never again be entirely safe from sudden incineration!
Check it out. It's top-quality analysis, as always!
In other news, it turns out that those ridiculous face shields that you see people wearing are about as useful as donning wool socks to protect yourself from the coronavirus. Of course, that doesn't mean people will stop wearing them. They're a potent form of virtue signalling, and that's what counts these days, right?
Also, Republicans are starting to salivate at the prospect of a presidential campaign dominated by Dem/leftist assaults on a likeable, upstanding female Supreme Court nominee. I must say, I'm inclined to agree that the Dems are between a rock and a hard place!