I make those Two Party Opera comics
Argent, Gules, and Azure – these colours don’t run!
Fido is exactly right. By my count, Melania Trump is #53. To add to what Fido said, John Tyler and Woodrow Wilson also had relatives serve as First Lady in between wives – bringing each of their count to 3.
The First Lady position is not required to be married to the president, even though that has been the case for the last 100 years.
And listen, I’m not at all for isolationism. But we can’t ignore the refugee crisis and then pretend to care about Syrians later because of chemical weapons. It’s disingenuous and this needs to be a multi-pronged approach. Two weeks ago, Trump was ordering us to get out of Syria on an accelerated timetable, and then last week he’s calling for prolonged action.
The only thing we’ve really done is signal to Assad what to do if he wants us to freak out and reverse our foreign policy mission. That puts that lunatic in control and that’s no position we should be in.
Jefferson had Congressional authority in Tripoli, didn’t he? Unless you’re talking about a different mission:
Well, sure. But it also wasn’t our war until we made it our business. And disproportionally decimated that peninsula with napalm and carpet bombing. We escalated that conflict beyond what was ever thought possible and we did it without Congress approval.
I agree about Obama’s handling of the “red line” statement on Syrian chemical weapons, but I don’t see firing Tomahawk missiles into Damascus as the logical follow-through of anything.
Syria is a complicated mess and yes, should be taken seriously. But I also want Congress involved. At the very least because more people could be held accountable or give weight to the decision. We saw how important that was while debating politician’s votes on the military resolution for Iraq. This stuff needs an accountability trail and Madison was very clear on the need to take unilateral war decisions out of the hands of the executive.
No, he never admitted it. He acted oblivious to it.
If I can recommend Annette Gordon-Reed’s books on this. She’s become the predominant historian on the Hemings family as well as one of the most nuanced voices on Jefferson.
I legitamitely fear what this country would be today if we ever had a Hamilton presidency.
Happy 275th Birthday, Thomas Jefferson!
The majority of the comics are done the night before so honestly, it’s just whenever I can get them done. My day job doesn’t get out until 7 at the earliest and then I like to spend evenings with my wife, so sometimes the comics don’t even get started until midnight (and that’s midnight PST) and I’m a night owl.