From a labor perspective, this story is horrifying.
When TR asked his attorney general for an opinion on whether annexing the Canal Zone was legal, the guy reportedly said, "Mr. President, do not let such a magnificent achievement suffer from any taint of legality."
Also worth noting: Reagan beat Carter's brains in over the Panama Canal treaty, saying "We bought it, we paid for it, it's ours and we're going to keep it."
Sounds like your son was pretty wise even as a yute.
46 years old. Not 46th POTUS.
He was turned to steel, in a legislative shitstorm field,when some turtle slime,blocked him from SCOTUS for all time
nu-cue-lar. Say it kiddies!
fun fact: in the movie Superman IV, Lex Luthor, the most brilliant man in the world, says "nu-ku-lar" over and over.
God rest his soul.
DId he also say "wessels"?
I love these labor history posts. But I have zero bandwidth today for anything but Trump. Will read later.
Thank you, Eric. This was NOT part of textbooks in the 1960s....
There's a lot of stuff that didn't show up.in those books 📚
But from a labor history perspective, it’s a horrifying story.
So...A Crapitalist success story?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...Carlos Finlay.He was the Cuban Tesla of Tropic Epidemiology to Walter Reed's Edison.
There was a bridge like that where I grew up. If you jumped from the north end you were fine, the one guy who jumped from the south end broke both legs and had to be rescued by fishermen.
And don't forget that the constant "terrorist" attacks filled column inches that otherwise might have required paying actual reporters rather than being able to just print a Pentagon press release with a little editing.
Two decades and a couple trillion dollars and they never really got complete control even of the suburbs of Kabul.