1. IMO the US Navy will be doing a good thing if it persuades Trump to restore Captain Crozier to command of USS Theodore Roosevelt. He did a very foolish thing by appealing to the whole wide world to support his position, but he did have the best interest of the ship's company in mind and as he said, we are not at war in the Pacific. This would also be a humane decision on the part of the navy toward an officer in command, something unusual for them.
2. IMO the medico bureaucrat academicians who insist that their group think about how to stop a pandemic are going to be discredited as it becomes clear that COVID-19 is wildly infectious but at the same time not very fatal except for the old, infirm and others compromised in health. That would include HIV/AIDS sufferers. You don't hear much about that, but IMO that is because such people are typically members of the LGBTQ "community" and therefore members of a protected group. In pursuit of the power of policy dictation the doctor philosopher kings have contributed mightily to the near death of the greatest world economy in history (ours). Let us hope the more sensible state governors can do enough to remedy this disaster to bring back some measure of prosperity. I hope that Trump realizes that he does not have constitutional power over the governors. As I have previously written he would have to declare states he targeted to be in rebellion or say that they had lost the power to govern themselves in order to have a claim to that sort of power.
3. US foreign policy in the greater ME remains the shambles that Zionist and/or neocon infiltration of government and manipulation of election funding have made it. There is little difference in responsibility for this in the two major political parties. As a result of Trump's continuation of the Israel inspired policy of meddling in the affairs of the Islamic culture continent the US now finds itself in a position in which policies of domination have caused us to have a thousand or so US military "hostages" scattered across NE Syria and all over Iraq where they are completely vulnerable to attack from Iran and its allies.
4. This potential hostage posture is a major inhibition to US freedom of action in the Gulf where Iranian aggressiveness is targeted toward a withdrawal of the US Navy from the Gulf. IMO such a forced withdrawal caused by a minor power like Iran because we are afraid to fight would be a major milestone in the decline of America's power in the world. Our enemies would rejoice. IMO the navy can easily defeat any Iranian enemy but the hostage situation in Syria, and Iraq is a major impediment to naval action. We should get out of those two countries. We should not have been there in the first place. I am clearly on record about that from 2001 onward. In the case of Afghanistan the hinge of fate swung in 2009 with Obama's disastrous decision to let the COIN generals persuade him to try to build a new and modern Afghanistan. The resulting state has expenses for its security forces that are greater than its GDP.
5. Some constitutional mechanism must be developed in the US for forcing the retirement from office of old people who are judged to be demented. The ice cream interview comes to mind. pl