Friday, August 07, 2020

In a country where COVID-19 remains out of control, it’s wrong for anyone not to wear a mask on a commercial airplane. Increasing evidence shows that good cloth face coverings significantly lower the spread of the novel coronavirus at close quarters — and that not wearing them is risky, beca…

Thursday, August 06, 2020
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Monday, August 03, 2020
Sunday, August 02, 2020

With the passage of the HEROES Act, $400 million was dedicated to assist states in meeting the challenges of securing the vote during the current viral pandemic. Funds were allocated based on need from estimates submitted by respective states with a percentage of matching funds required.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

College life this fall is going to be a potential source of trouble — both on campus and for the towns where colleges are located. Meeting friends, dorm life, socializing and attending classes are among the highest-risk activities in terms of spreading COVID-19 because they involve prolonged…

Friday, July 31, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

With a new school year approaching, the U.S. faces an education crisis. Though the Trump administration wants a full reopening of K-12 schools, not all states and school districts are going along. Millions of students will still attend classes remotely, at least part of the time, and many ma…

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

As a nation we have underestimated this virus. We have also, sadly, overestimated the capacity of our president, Donald J. Trump, and his administration to come to grips with the virus, a raging global pandemic in which Florida is now among the hottest spots.

Monday, July 27, 2020
Sunday, July 26, 2020

Congress is debating a new round of “stimulus benefits” for people who have been affected by the shutdowns and upheavals associated with the coronavirus epidemic. This follows only three months after the first round, which was hoped to bring America through the epidemic and start a new recov…

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020

Mid-July is when companies whose stock is traded on public exchanges begin releasing their quarterly earnings statements. The next four weeks should give us an idea of what the novel coronavirus lockdown has done to some of the nation’s biggest companies and largest employers.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

2020 is a gigantic mess. Millions are sick, soon almost 150,000 Americans will have died from COVID-19, our economy is unstable, small businesses and many individuals are between a rock and hard place, educational plans are in chaos and governmental leaders remain dysfunctional.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Sometimes it’s not only what the numbers are, but how you interpret them. We’re experiencing that now with competing memes during the coronavirus outbreak, and it can be done again if you think about where your electricity comes from.

Conflict between China and India has made it urgently necessary for the U.S. to deepen its economic integration with the latter country through increased trade and investment. On June 15, 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed when the two countries clashed …

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Welcome to yet another pandemic tipsheet. Along with HD Media reporters and Washington Post news and commentaries, I have dedicated much of my space to keeping readers informed on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it spawns.

Monday, July 20, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority adopted a proxy voting scheme that allows one member to cast a vote for up to ten absent members at a time. For example, it means a member from Michigan can vote on behalf of 10 members from California. It also means that it only takes 22 Democr…

Saturday, July 18, 2020

When U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan denied Ghislaine Maxwell’s request for release on $5 million bail on Tuesday, Maxwell, in the words of the Associated Press, seemed “dejected” and “appeared to wipe a tear from underneath one eye.”

Friday, July 17, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020

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