Happy PurimFebruary 28, 2018
Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people of the
ancient Persian Empire from Haman's plot to annihilate them.
It's the last name February and most of us are glad to see it go as we come into better weather ahead. I can't complain because the past few days and even today the temperatures have been in the 50s, which means I've been out and about and a light jacket enjoying my time with friends.
Focus today is on students and teachers returning to Stoneman Douglas who join the growing ranks of American schoolchildren forced to cope with haunting memories of a mass shooting. My grandson Matthew, mentioned in the blog below returns to Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut where Tuesday there was a treat from a student resulting in an early dismissal. Copycat threats ay soon become the norm. The emotion seems to be creating fear.
In politics we follow this story about the U.S. intelligence community having developed substantial evidence that state websites or voter registration systems in seven states were compromised by Russian-backed covert operatives ahead of the 2016 election - but never told the states involved, according to multiple U.S. officials. I'm surprised they didn't find more but let's see what is revealed in the time ahead. The sad part is Trump still seems to be hiding something between him and the Russians and is not moving forward to protect the 2018 elections from their intervention. Are they blackmailing him? Is this about business and money? The Russian conspiracy seems to be the most important of all totally dictating everything else around Trump's administration. The truth will out.
Aligned with Trump is Jared Kushner who lost his top secret clearance yesterday. Will this be the end of Kushner at the White House? How many countries have set him up as a patsy due to his lack of experience? As we've spoken about before, those who started with Trump just over a year ago, will slowly falling by the wayside, many going to jail.