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by | Feb 27, 2020

Trump interrupted his helicopter pressers to have a packed press conference at the White House on the coronavirus. Backing him up were newly named team coordinator Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Deputy Director…

by | Feb 26, 2020

Financial markets endured a bout of coronavirus or suffered a third-degree Bern this week, depending upon the diagnosing doctor. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 879 points on Tuesday after plummeting 1,031 points on Monday (following lesser losses late last…

by | Feb 26, 2020

Preamble I am a sports fan in California. As such I will never forget the magic of the Black athlete who wore uniform 24 here in California and changed the way the game is played. I speak, of course, about…

by | Feb 26, 2020

Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Charleston was another evening of forgettable cross-talk and demagoguery. The Democrats still haven’t gotten their act together. They more or less piled on Bernie Sanders, but it wasn’t all that impressive. They failed to knock him…

by | Feb 26, 2020

Time is running out for the Democratic Party and, by this time next week, it will probably be too late for them to turn back. More than a third of the delegates to their national convention will be chosen next…

by | Feb 26, 2020

I remember the excitement, 20 years ago, that surrounded the first Jewish vice presidential candidate and his Jewish identity. As an observant Jewish senator, Joe Lieberman would walk, not drive, to Congress to cast a vote on the Sabbath. He…

by | Feb 26, 2020

Washington Poor old James Carville is in the dumps. He doubts that Crazy Bernie can beat President Donald Trump in November. He appeared on MSNBC last week and said that anyone who thought Bernie would turn out more voters and…

by | Feb 25, 2020

COVID-19 is a pandemic. It is, as CDC doctors (and Thanos) warn, inevitable. No one wants to say it (including the head of the World Health Organization), but it needs to be said. The Wuhan flu, aka the coronavirus aka…

by | Feb 25, 2020

Since the days of George Washington, presidents have wished they could make government employees do what they are told. Actually, that frustration is much older than America. Peter the Great once said, “People think I rule Russia, but a thousand…

by | Feb 25, 2020

Until now, most international bodies have remained cautiously optimistic regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), refusing to take hard measures necessary to prevent the spread of the disease. This hesitancy is understandable, given that the Western world has not experienced…

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