Trump and the GOP are taking us into a second Great Depression, yet the magical thinking continues – Politics Article

The current infection rates in the U.S. stand at over 50,000 new cases per day, the highest ever, and they continue to rise. Many of the new infections have been traced back to the Memorial Day holiday in late May, when many people in this country  gathered together socially without regard to social distancing, or without wearing any type of facial covering in public. As the Fourth of July holiday looms, public health officials have already begun warning people to avoid groups and maintain…

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Biden to offer a vision of COVID-19 leadership, but will the media cover it? – Politics Article

The scope of Trump’s failure can be illustrated in one fact: The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population and 25% of its coronavirus cases. (No, that’s not just about good testing.) But that outcome was produced by many, many different failures, from Trump’s early refusal to admit there was a problem and try to prevent it, to delays in adequate testing, to Trump ordering a testing slowdown so he wouldn’t look bad, to his promotion of unproven treatments, to his push for premature reopening,…

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It would suck if the next Democratic debate is all white, but there’s still diversity to be proud of – Politics Article

Even in her exit, Sen. Harris reminded voters of her wit and her toughness. She knows how mix it up in the political arena, which is just one reason she has a long and bright future ahead of her as a leader of national stature. I’m not going to address the varied reasons why Sen. Harris fell out of the top tier of candidates and decided to leave the race. For full disclosure, I’m on record as being a supporter of…

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