Fiction caricatures tendencies that already exist. In its own way, so has the pandemic. Human beings did not design the coronavirus, or bestow on it the biological qualities that make it so dangerous to the aged. But in various respects, officials like Cuomo in New York and Governor Phil Murphy in New Jersey have helped the virus find softer targets. The politicians responsible for our eugenic national triage don’t all share the same motivations: Cuomo and Murphy placed the elderly in life-threatening danger, but it’s possible to read in their efforts a misguided, and subtly biased, attempt to prevent a greater loss of life. Others offer up more cynical rationales, and draft deadlier policies as a result. Cases are rising in Florida, Texas, and Arizona due in part to the decisions of conservative officials, who courted well-known risks in order to reopen their states as quickly as possible. … [Read more...] about No One Should Be Surprised That America Abandoned the Elderly to Die
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Hence, the utter anarchy in Seattle, where a mayor and a governor declined to restore basic legal protections on the streets. A group of armed thugs, claiming to be liberators, took over a six-block area of that once beautiful city. They destroyed property, prevented travel and commerce and even caused the deaths of innocents. Until death reared its unforgiving head, the police stayed away because the mayor told them to leave the neighborhood alone. … [Read more...] about Judge Andrew Napolitano: America, our personal liberties are being squeezed in a vise
➔ Economic indicators: The Labor Department at 8:30 a.m. will report jobless claims for the week that concluded with the Fourth of July holiday. The number of people filing each week for unemployment benefits has ebbed since the outset of the coronavirus crisis, but the numbers remain painfully high and layoffs continue. The unemployment rate in June was 11.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared with 3.5 percent in February. Between February and June, 12 million people were officially without employment, according to federal data. … Providing yet more evidence that the U.S. retail sector is hurting, Brooks Brothers, which dressed Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, on Wednesday announced it will seek protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy law and close more than a quarter of its 200 stores (The Associated Press). … United Airlines warned 36,000 employees they could face furloughs on Oct. 1 (The Hill). … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump takes on CDC over schools
Katy Perry Makes Billboard HistoryBillboard?s Pop Songs chart to take five tracks from a single album to Number One. She achieved the feat with ?Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),? the latest hit from her Teenage Dream album. Michael Jackson?s 1987 album, Bad, also produced five chart-topping singles. Perry will set a similar record if ?Last Friday Night? reaches Number One on the Hot 100 list. LMFAO spends its fifth week in the top spot on the Hot 100, holding Perry back in the Number 2 position.Another Country Artist Finds Success on Billboard 200 chart … [Read more...] about Katy Perry Makes Billboard History; ‘Glee Live! 3D’ Hits Movie Theaters Soon
Angelo, you picked a good rookie to focus on. Hilliard could be primed for a breakout season, either as an outfielder or possibly as a designated hitter. Tuesday, in fact, I asked hitting coach Dave Magadan about Hilliard and he gushed over Hilliard’s potential. I’ll have a story on Hilliard in the days to come. … [Read more...] about Rockies Mailbag: Will Sam Hilliard or Brendan Rodgers make a big splash in 2020?