Of course, America has faced terrible times before. But when those crises brought death and suffering due to war, we could take comfort that some noble cause was part of the equation. In this case, nothing noble will be achieved by all this sacrifice. What about the pandemic of 1918? Yes, that outbreak did kill more Americans, but it occurred when scientists knew less about contagions and much less could be done for the sick. Trump, in contrast, had the public health resources of the richest country on earth at his disposal. Not only did he fail to use them, he actually attacked the experts at these agencies for trying to do their jobs. … [Read more...] about Trump may reach a new milestone by Election Day
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This was a rematch from Aug. 25, when Williams faded after building a lead and lost in three sets to Sakkari at the Western & Southern Open, a hard-court tournament usually held in Ohio but moved to the U.S. Open site as part of a two-tournament “controlled environment” without spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about ‘Keep fighting!’ Serena Williams yells herself to Open win
➔ Wildfires: California finds itself fighting a multi-pronged battle against three major wildfires that have ravaged parts of the state, with a fourth growing quickly, especially across parts of Northern California. As of Tuesday morning, 2 million acres have been burned across the state this year, with firefighters having trouble containing multiple blazes that are currently raging, with a heat wave and dry winds in recent days creating even more problems. The situation also forced PG&E, San Francisco-based power provider, to start turning off power in “high fire-threat” areas, with the outages impacting 172,000 customers in 22 counties. PG&E called the move a safety measure due to the weather conditions (Reuters). … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind – Trump, Biden battle over vaccine, economy; Congress returns
Still, the event offers an opportunity to highlight the differences in style and policy when it comes to leading the nation's military. Trump, of course, is still trying to move past the fallout of last week's explosive report that he made disrespectful comments about fallen soldiers during a 2018 trip abroad. He dismisses it as a “fake story.” … [Read more...] about 2020 Watch: How long can Trump ride ‘law and order’?
Five, as candidate for president, Trump spent a week disparaging Gold Star parents of Army Captain Humayun Kahn, after his father spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Six, he also insisted that John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump casts wide net in Labor Day press conference Trump pushes back on Atlantic article: 'Only an animal would say that' Sunday shows - Stimulus, election preparations dominate MORE was no “war hero” because he was captured and later, as president, resisted honoring McCain’s death. “We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,” he reportedly told his staff. … [Read more...] about Press: Trump gives military middle finger salute