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Alligator rumored to have been Hitler's dies in Moscow (Associated Press)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:30

Associated Press:
Alligator rumored to have been Hitler's dies in Moscow  —  MOSCOW (AP) — An alligator that many people believe once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo.  —  The zoo said the alligator, named Saturn, was about 84 years old when he died on Friday.

Scoop: Inside the secret talks to overhaul the GOP platform (Jonathan Swan/Axios)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:15

Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Inside the secret talks to overhaul the GOP platform  —  For the past six months, top Trump campaign officials, reporting to Jared Kushner, have been working on a radical overhaul of the Republican Party platform.  —  Driving the news: The Trump campaign's Bill Stepien has been leading the process …

Florida family grieves as Trump spreads debunked conspiracy theory to attack MSNBC host (Craig Pittman/Washington Post)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:05

Craig Pittman / Washington Post:
Florida family grieves as Trump spreads debunked conspiracy theory to attack MSNBC host  —  A little after 8 a.m. on July 20, 2001, a couple arriving for an appointment opened an unlocked front door at an office in the Florida panhandle town of Fort Walton Beach and discovered a woman lying on the floor, dead.

GOP lawmaker calls on Trump to stop promoting Scarborough conspiracy theory: 'It will destroy us' (Justine Coleman/The Hill)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:05

Justine Coleman / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker calls on Trump to stop promoting Scarborough conspiracy theory: ‘It will destroy us’  —  Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) called on President Trump to stop promoting “the completely unfounded conspiracy” theory regarding the death of an intern for MSNBC “Morning Joe” anchor and former Florida lawmaker Joe Scarborough.

Trump Promotes Posts From Racist and Sexist Twitter Feed (Annie Karni/New York Times)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 20:30

Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trump Promotes Posts From Racist and Sexist Twitter Feed  —  On a somber Memorial Day weekend, the president did not mention the mounting coronavirus toll and instead retweeted personal attacks on his political rivals.  —  WASHINGTON — On a weekend when the nation was bracing …

600 Physicians Say Lockdowns Are A 'Mass Casualty Incident' (Grace-Marie Turner/Forbes)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 20:20

Grace-Marie Turner / Forbes:
600 Physicians Say Lockdowns Are A ‘Mass Casualty Incident’  —  More than 600 of the nation's physicians sent a letter to President Trump this week calling the coronavirus shutdowns a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing negative health consequences” to millions of non COVID patients.

Priest: Mr. President, we don't need to open churches to practice our faith (CNN)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 20:05

CNN:
Priest: Mr. President, we don't need to open churches to practice our faith  —  Father Edward L. Beck, C.P., is a Roman Catholic priest and a religion commentator for CNN.  The views expressed in this commentary are his own.  View more opinion on CNN.  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump announced …

MINNESOTA TO REOPEN ALL CHURCHES AFTER CATHOLICS AND LUTHERANS STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ... (Ryan Colby/Becket)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 19:45

Ryan Colby / Becket:
MINNESOTA TO REOPEN ALL CHURCHES AFTER CATHOLICS AND LUTHERANS STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM MINNESOTA RECOGNIZES THAT CHURCHES CAN REOPEN SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY  —  Legal Doc: Letter from Lutheran Church Presidents to Governor Walz and Attorney General Ellison

Trump's national security adviser says China response to coronavirus was like Chernobyl (Andrew O'Reilly/Fox News)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 18:55

Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Trump's national security adviser says China response to coronavirus was like Chernobyl  —  White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien compared on Sunday China's response to the coronavirus pandemic to that of the Soviet Union's reaction during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.

Hong Kong lawmaker mourns 'end of homeland' as China mulls anti-protest law (NBC News)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:05

NBC News:
Hong Kong lawmaker mourns ‘end of homeland’ as China mulls anti-protest law  —  Pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong on Friday hit back after Beijing introduced a new national security law that could limit protests and dramatically reduce the territory's autonomy.

Longtime White House butler and friend of presidents dies of covid-19 (Michael Ruane/Washington Post)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:00

Michael Ruane / Washington Post:
Longtime White House butler and friend of presidents dies of covid-19  —  When Wilson Roosevelt Jerman's wife, Gladys, was dying of lupus in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent steak and lobster to their rowhouse in Washington and asked his personal physicians to help treat her.

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.

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