What We’re Watching – August 7


Evan Harris – 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II

It’s a somber anniversary, but 75 years ago this week, the United States dropped two nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. As a fan of military history, American use of nuclear weapons is a complicated debate that marked a sudden and shocking end to early Twentieth Century warfare. The Truman Administration’s use of nuclear weapons, due to the success of the Manhattan Project, started the age of nuclear development, the beginnings of the Cold War, and America’s decades-long perch as a global superpower.

Tim Anaya – A Look at the San Francisco Course Hosting The 2020 PGA Championship

With no fans present, the PGA returns to San Francisco this week as TPC Harding Park hosts the 102nd PGA Championship. Here’s a hole-by-hole aerial look at the course that is hosting golf’s first major championship of 2020.

Ben Smithwick – Ezra Taft Benson on the Proper Role of Government

Economist Peter Schiff recently resurrected this speech on the proper role of government, given in 1966 by Ezra Taft Benson, the 13th President of the Mormon Church and the 15th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President Eisenhower. As Schiff says, “his warnings were particularly prescient, and even more important now than they were over 50 years ago when the speech was first given.”


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