Watcher’s Council submissions for the week that looks like 1979 all over again

With a few exceptions, this week’s Watcher’s posts are a bit behind the news cycle, a cycle that as been completely overtaken by events in the Middle East.  Nevertheless, politics at home affect American standing abroad, and the Council members and their friends are keeping a close watch on the ship of state:

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

(*WARNING – Language advisory for some of the gifs on this one!!)