US situation: Conflict with China and Russia plus turmoil domestically

Conflict is the watchword for what I'm seeing in the US now. Though the US is settling trade disputes with allies, the tension internally and with geopolitical rivals Russia and China has increased.

In the case of China, I would look at this as the beginning of a new cold war. And it happening against a backdrop of the US riven by disharmony domestically. In the case of Russia, despite US President Trump's own positive views on Putin and Russia, evidence is mounting that the US sees Russia as a rogue force bent to be countered almost as forcefully as China.

My thoughts are below, using recent news headlines as jumping off points.
1 - Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh just passed a cloture vote by the full Senate, with all Democrats voting no except West Virginia's Joe Manchin, who is in a tough ...


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