Construction started 100 years ago this month on the World War I encampment in North Waco that would ultimately bring more than 80,000 soldiers through Waco between 1917 and 1919.

President Donald Trump seems to live atop his own petard. Every time it seems he should have an advantage, he squanders it by torpedoing a legislative package, firing a government official, making absurd utterances to foreign leaders or ranting on Twitter, often against the better judgment of many who work for him. No wonder that, since Inauguration Day, his approval rating has never risen higher than the 46 percent of the vote he won last November; a Washington Post-ABC News poll out last weekend showed it at 36 percent.