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It would take the world’s largest industrial scale to measure the amount of ink the media used to disparage former-President Trump’s rhetoric on foreign policy.  He was called a shill, a puppet, and a traitor - all while leading the world to an era of peace that any preceding president would envy.  Examining President Biden’s disastrous gaffes and blunders from this week alone not only highlights those accomplishments, but exposes the lie that Trump was ever beholden to Russia.

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Israel for meetings with Israel’s leaders and a summit with the foreign ministers of Israel and four Arab states. For public consumption, the purpose of the summit was to show a united front against common enemies, foremost among them Iran. But beneath the surface, Secretary Blinken came to reassure Israel and its other allies in the region of American support. Israel and the Arab countries made the point that concessions to Iran like the nuclear deal on the table are counterproductive. Israel’s foreign minister, Yair Lapid, said it best: The way to stop our common enemies “is not hesitation and being conciliatory; rather it is determination and strength.”

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is set to be confirmed this week; after squish Republicans like Maine’s Susan Collins gave her the thumbs up, it is all but a certainty. While her confirmation hearings contained many blockbuster moments, the most lasting for our society was a simple question from Senator Marsha Blackburn: “What is a woman?”

If you thought a mere invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces would put the Democrats’ appetite for totalitarian control of the populace behind us, think again.  Restrictions are not gone; they were merely on hiatus until the news cycle tampered down.  Now that the death and destruction in Europe is hitting the one-month mark, the short-attention span of the media is refocusing on the best money-maker since Trump: COVID!