The most confusing dependent clause in the history of the nation, at least as far as personal liberty goes, is the one that begins the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights. The full text of the amendment reads:
No matter what you think of Donald J. Trump, you got to admit he's a cracker-jack salesman with an uncanny gift for manipulating the mainstream media like a three-armed rental clown juggling pin-pulled grenades on an express elevator to hell.
Serving in a high level staff position in a presidential or gubernatorial administration is an exhilarating, dazzling experience. You are one of a select few privy to information others are not and able to exert influence over policies and decisions of far-reaching consequence.
The reasons for Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn resignation from the post of national security adviser to President Donald Trump is yet another of the contretemps involving Russia that continues to distract from the ongoing war on terrorism.
Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS. According to the Order, the plan should make recommendations on military actions, diplomatic actions, partners, strategies, and how to pay for the operation.
As a young journalist I experienced Watergate at the ABC newsroom in New York, naively assuming that our days would always be filled with startling revelations from secret sources about issues so big they could topple a presidency.