Fat chance: add the UN to other clueless institutions who haven't figured out yet that there's a new sheriff in town:
The UN's top court ordered the United States on Wednesday to lift sanctions on humanitarian goods for Iran in a stunning rebuke to US President Donald Trump. Tehran hailed its "victory" after the International Court of Justice ruled that sanctions reimposed after Trump pulled out of a nuclear deal put Iranian lives at risk. The US said the case was "meritless" and only involved a few sanctions, although the decision is still likely to rile Trump.
It remains unclear whether the judgment will be anything more than symbolic because both Washington and Tehran have ignored ICJ decisions in the past. The judges at the court in The Hague ruled unanimously that the sanctions on some goods breached a 1955 "Treaty of Amity" between Iran and the US that predates Iran's Islamic Revolution.
Seems to me the "Treaty of Amity" has been long abrogated by, among other things, the hostage crisis during the Carter administration. Meanwhile, as I wrote in the New York Post, the administration is quietly pursuing an economic warfare strategy against American's enemies, and it's working.
This is encouraging:
This is within the margin of error, and McSally has been steadily closing the gap since the late GOP primary. As I wrote last week, the Democrats' behavior in the Kavanaugh confirmation has re-energized voters who were not exactly big fans of the GOP heading into November. They have managed to do so by putting the focus squarely on what lost them the 2016: fears about the future of the Supreme Court. I've seen anecdotal evidence about people donating to Republicans in close Senate campaigns. I left the GOP in 2016 and hadn't donated to the party since early 2012. In the past week I've donated to the NRSC, the NRCC, and McSally's campaign. I'm probably not done year.
Again, I don't think the Democrats had planned on this.
For the win.
LOL. Pick one:
On the non-political front, all hope may not be lost:
Toys "R" Us had planned to auction off the rights to its name and the Babies "R" Us brand. Bidders had already made offers for them, according to the filing. But the company's owners decided to cancel the auction.
The company said it is considering "a new, operating Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us branding company," the filing said. The plan would "create new, domestic, retail operating businesses under the Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us names, as well as expand its international presence and further develop its private brands business."
The details of when and how the brand would be brought back to life were not disclosed.
Even though I didn't shop there much anymore the demise of Toys "R" Us hit hard because it was so closely linked to my now-adult daughter's childhood. It's unlikely that whatever brand revival is being considered involves a massive brick and mortar presence like the old days, but it would still be nice to have around in some form.
Now wait until we find out that Jeff Bezos was one of the "bidders" to the rights.