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Biden: 'You Ain't Black' If You Can't Decide Between Me and Trump (Zachary Evans/National Review)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:00

Zachary Evans / National Review:
Biden: 'You Ain't Black' If You Can't Decide Between Me and Trump  —  Joe Biden said in a Friday interview that a black voter who can't decide between him and President Trump in the 2020 elections isn't really black.  —  “If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump …

How Fear, Groupthink Drove Unnecessary Global Lockdowns (Yinon Weiss/Real Clear Politics)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:55

Yinon Weiss / Real Clear Politics:
How Fear, Groupthink Drove Unnecessary Global Lockdowns  —  Reliance on Faulty Models  —  In the face of a novel virus threat, China clamped down on its citizens.  Academics used faulty information to build faulty models.  Leaders relied on these faulty models.  Dissenting views were suppressed.

Defense lawyers look to reopen cases where Tara Reade testified as an expert (Natasha Korecki/Politico)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:45

Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Defense lawyers look to reopen cases where Tara Reade testified as an expert  —  Under the name Alexandra McCabe, Tara Reade has for years testified for the prosecution as an expert in domestic violence cases.  —  But a number of California defense attorneys are considering challenging …

Trump wears mask with presidential seal during part of Ford plant tour (Dareh Gregorian/NBC News)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:40

Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Trump wears mask with presidential seal during part of Ford plant tour  —  President Donald Trump has a face covering with the presidential seal on it, but he refused to wear it Thursday on the public part of his tour of a Ford plant in Michigan despite factory policy.  —  The president was given a mask by Ford.

How to Keep Workers Off the Job (Wall Street Journal)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:35

Wall Street Journal:
How to Keep Workers Off the Job  —  More evidence that the enhanced $600 unemployment benefit will slow the recovery and keep the jobless rate high.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  Another 2.4 million Americans filed for jobless benefits last week for a total of 38.6 million in nine weeks.

'Socially Distanced' Funerals Inflict Even More Suffering On The Bereaved (Christine Weerts/The Federalist)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:35

Christine Weerts / The Federalist:
‘Socially Distanced’ Funerals Inflict Even More Suffering On The Bereaved  —  The mourning of a loved one is best done with those who knew and loved him: family, friends, and church members.  It's hard to do alone.  —  Eddie was just four years old when his older brother Albert died.

Biden: 'If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black' (Quint Forgey/Politico)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:35

Quint Forgey / Politico:
Biden: 'If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black'  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday emphatically defended his ties to the African-American community — telling a popular black radio personality that he “ain't black” …

Why Our Economy May Be Headed for a Decade of Depression (Eric Levitz/New York Magazine)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:35

Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Why Our Economy May Be Headed for a Decade of Depression  —  In September 2006, Nouriel Roubini told the International Monetary Fund what it didn't want to hear.  Standing before an audience of economists at the organization's headquarters, the New York University professor warned …

On the Revisionist Histories at the Heart of Fascism and Populism (Federico Finchelstein/Literary Hub)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:35

Federico Finchelstein / Literary Hub:
On the Revisionist Histories at the Heart of Fascism and Populism  —  From Perón to Trump, the Political Art of Spinning Lies Into Myth  —  Fascism and populism both appeal to the political trinity, leader, nation, and people, as their main source of legitimation.

NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law (BBC)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:30

BBC:
NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law  —  China's ruling Communist Party has set in motion a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city's freedoms.  —  The law to ban “treason, secession, sedition and subversion” could bypass Hong Kong's lawmakers.

KFF Health Tracking Poll - May 2020 (KFF)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:25

KFF:
KFF Health Tracking Poll - May 2020  —  , Lunna Lopes, Cailey Muñana, and Mollyann Brodie  —  Key Findings:  — Most Americans expect the coronavirus to upend summer vacation plans with few saying it is likely they will be staying in a hotel (32%), going on an airplane (23%) …

Little sense of shared grief as virus deaths near 100,000 (Los Angeles Times)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:20

Los Angeles Times:
Little sense of shared grief as virus deaths near 100,000  —  For months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the nation ached together in televised memorials, joining in a collective catharsis of uniformed salutes, bagpiped dirges and President George W. Bush declaring a national day of mourning and remembrance.

CDC estimates that 35% of coronavirus patients don't have symptoms (Arman Azad/CNN)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:10

Arman Azad / CNN:
CDC estimates that 35% of coronavirus patients don't have symptoms  —  How vaccines stop the spread of viruses  —  (CNN)In new guidance for mathematical modelers and public health officials, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is estimating that about a third of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic.

Biden's virtual campaign speech repeatedly interrupted by geese (Aris Folley/The Hill)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:30

Aris Folley / The Hill:
Biden's virtual campaign speech repeatedly interrupted by geese  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was met with repeated interruptions during his virtual campaign speech on Monday even as he delivered it from the comforts of his own Delaware residence.

New Jersey gym owners cited after reopening live on 'Fox & Friends' in defiance of governor's order (Brittany Shammas/Stamford Advocate)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:30

Brittany Shammas / Stamford Advocate:
New Jersey gym owners cited after reopening live on ‘Fox & Friends’ in defiance of governor's order  —  In an act of defiance that played out live on “Fox and Friends,” the owners of a New Jersey gym flung open their doors on Monday, ignoring a shutdown order from the governor.

Law firm hackers shift ransom target from Trump to Madonna (Emily Smith/Page Six)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:30

Emily Smith / Page Six:
Law firm hackers shift ransom target from Trump to Madonna  —  The hackers who stole confidential files about stars including Lady Gaga from an A-list power lawyer claim to have sold all their “dirty laundry” on President Donald Trump to a secret buyer, and now they're demanding at least $1 million for details on Madonna.

Alan Dershowitz: State has right to 'plunge a needle into your arm' (WND)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:25

WND:
Alan Dershowitz: State has right to ‘plunge a needle into your arm’  —  Contends Constitution grants government power to forcibly vaccinate individuals  —  Harvard Law School emeritus professor Alan Dershowitz claimed in an interview that the government has a constitutional right under …

Israeli ambassador lobbies for West Bank annexation, fearing Biden victory (Axios)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:30

Axios:
Israeli ambassador lobbies for West Bank annexation, fearing Biden victory  —  Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer has been lobbying Trump administration officials, members of Congress, conservative pundits and other D.C. influencers in recent weeks to convince them that Israel must move forward …

A Brooklyn Hospital Mourns the Doctor Who Was 'Our Jay-Z' (Michael Schwirtz/New York Times)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 05:55

Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
A Brooklyn Hospital Mourns the Doctor Who Was ‘Our Jay-Z’  —  Dr. James A. Mahoney, who had spent his whole career at a poorly financed public hospital, went to extraordinary lengths to help patients.  —  In the first weeks after the coronavirus pandemic hit New York, Dr. James A. Mahoney barely slept.

Democrats will pay price for hurting the economy in the election (Stephen Moore/The Hill)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 04:50

Stephen Moore / The Hill:
Democrats will pay price for hurting the economy in the election  —  At some point, we will move past the health scare of the coronavirus, and Americans will be surprised and horrified by the severe damage we have inflicted on our society.  The polls show that most Americans support the lockdown now.

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