Two topics are up for consideration today:
- Can the Articles of Confederation be used to block state anti-abortion measures?
Bangor Daily News opinion piece
- With the passing of QE II, “should parliamentary democracies have a monarch as head of state?”
We’ll probably spend most of our time on #2.
Sorry for the late post…it’s been a busy week!
With Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week to Taiwan and China’s response, we decided it was time to turn our attention back to Asia. While Ukraine, Russia, and Europe have garnered an outsized share of the news coverage (for obvious reasons), China hasn’t been sitting still.
I expect we’ll do a survey of the various initiatives and developments within China and vis-a-vis its neighbors and trading partners.
Assuming at least part of the conversation on Monday, 14 March will be about Russia and Ukraine, a column by Tom Friedman in the 8 March issue of The New York Times might be of interest. In that column, Friedman asks what Putin’s exit strategy from Ukraine is and concludes that he doesn’t really have one, given Ukraine’s so far apparently successful resistance and the Russian military’s apparent failures. Here’s a link to that column: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/08/opinion/putin-ukraine-russia-war.html