I have been wondering for years what would trigger a profound collapse of confidence in U.S. global leadership along the lines of the British Suez Crisis of 1956-57, which accentuated America’s definitive “coming out” as the world’s leading superpower and sent the British looking for new and smaller things to do. This pandemic may be that moment, and certainly there are other writers including my friend Parag Khanna and Stephen Marche who are thinking along those same lines. But even before them there were others who pointed to the trend. Charles Kupchan’s book, “The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the 21st Century,” written in 2003 amid the U.S. invasion of Iraq, punctured America’s superpower mystique and showed the world the limits of American financial, military and leadership power. And another was Princeton’s G. John Ikenberry, who wrote the seminal “Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don’t have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities
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“It might be a while until I get to experience the real New York,” Patel allowed. “But that means I get to gradually see everything come back to life [and] experience what really makes New York so special. I have a lot of compassion for New York even though I’ve never been and I know it’s the people, their energy, and the special community that makes it unique. Now, I get to participate in rebuilding it. That’s pretty special to me. Like being part of history of a city I’ve always admired, you know?” … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
I am breaking even, but breaking even won't pay for the fridge to be replaced when the motor blows or when we need the oven repairman to fix a faulty heat sensor. I don't have a true sense of how this will impact my business in the future because I don't know what my business will look like next week. During the first few weeks of quarantine, bakery items sold out as quickly as they were posted online. But as consumers are becoming more comfortable going to stores and more restaurants are reopening, my sales are declining dramatically. … [Read more...] about My bakery is a Covid-19 success story. But we are still struggling to get by
"When the President took office, there were no predictions China would surpass the US in GDP within two years. Their GDP was 60% the size of the US at the time and slowing. They would have had to grow $7.5 trillion to catch us in two years even if we didn't grow at all, which would have required 30 percent annual increases on their part. No one would predict that," said Derek Scissors, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and an expert on the Chinese economy. … [Read more...] about Fact check: A list of Trump’s general false claims from March 16 through May 3
"If you have a child care provider, but your child is home and you're worried about (your provider's) ongoing sustainability, consider continuing to pay some of your child care fees, if you are able," Phillips told Patch. "This will go a long way in sustaining your provider through this difficult time. … [Read more...] about ‘A Moment Of Reckoning’: Coronavirus Could Break U.S. Child Care