Taking a Page Out of the Tea Party Playbook

Taking a Page Out of the Tea Party Playbook

As the economy tumbles into a deeper recession, the right wing takes a page out of the Tea Party playbook – while the president tweets about “liberating” blue states from the measures their governors have imposed to protect their citizens’...
It’s the Coronavirus, Stupid

It’s the Coronavirus, Stupid

According to the Washington Post, Donald Trump is obsessed with the stock market and unemployment numbers and thinks that they are wrecking his chances for re-election. He’s not wrong – but ignoring the advice of Dr. Fauci (“the virus decides when we...
One Problem with the COVID19 Response: Trump Went to Jared

One Problem with the COVID19 Response: Trump Went to Jared

Jared Kushner has no expertise in epidemiology. He hasn’t any expertise in diplomacy, trade negotiations, or criminal justice, but that hasn’t stopped Trump from putting his son-in-law in charge of administration policy on those topics. And we learned this...
We’re  Number 1 (in Growing Coronavirus Infections)

We’re Number 1 (in Growing Coronavirus Infections)

Every day, the statistics on the nation’s growing COVID-19 deaths and infections become grimmer, as the novel coronavirus continues its spread. The Trump administration’s bungling of this crisis has resulted in an unprecedented economic crash: A record 3.2...
Pandemic Politics and Living Under Lockdown

Pandemic Politics and Living Under Lockdown

This week, the president finally appeared to grasp the seriousness of the situation his administration put us all in by dithering away the time we needed to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic. His focus on the stock market, his poll numbers, and re-election has put...