Reprinted under Fair Use from Intelligencer. CORONAVIRUS MAR. 18, 2020 The Leader of the Free World Gives a Speech, and She Nails It By Justin Davidson @JDavidsonNYC Image from Getty Images. Angela Merkel doesn’t do drama and she doesn’t give speeches on TV. So the mere fact that the German chancellor faced the camera across a desk and spoke to... Read more →

Reprinted under Fair Use. Get Ready, A Bigger Disruption Is Coming The Covid-19 pandemic reflects a systemic crisis akin to the seminal crashes of the 20th century. By Pankaj Mishra March 16, 2020, 9:00 AM EDT Image: Some history lessons are hard to learn. Source: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive (This is the first in a two-part series.) As global supply... Read more →

Reprinted with permission from the Middle East Forum. Iran Can't Hide Its Dystopian Hellscape by Seth Frantzman The Jerusalem Post March 14, 2020 Excerpts of article originally published under the title "Iran's Rouhani Warns Media, Seeks to Suppress Coronavirus Coverage." Image: A satellite image from early March of mass burial plots for coronavirus victims in Qom, Iran. (Maxar Technologies) Iran's... Read more →

Printed under Fair Use. A timeline of the President Trump’s statements in regard to coronavirus COVID-19 by Jeff Rechenbach March 13 at 7:52 PM This is indefensible. A timeline of the President Trump’s statements in regard to coronavirus COVID-19:‬ ‪January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”‬... Read more →

A letter from Elizabeth Warren suspending her campaign. Well worth the read. Intelligent, essential policies, anti-corruption and personable. Marc, I’m going to start with the news. I wanted you to hear it straight from me: today, I’m suspending our campaign for president. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything you have poured into this campaign. I know... Read more →

Printed under Fair Use. The growing coronavirus recession threat by Dion Rabouin from Axios Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios In just a matter of weeks, top economists and investment bank analysts have gone from expecting the coronavirus outbreak to have minimal impact on the U.S. economy to warning that an outright recession may be on the horizon. What's happening: The spread of... Read more →

Published under Fair Use from Letters from an American ... from Letters from an American by Heather Cox Richardson February 22, 2020 Heather Cox Richardson 19 hr 683 Facebook Page A lot of folks have been asking me lately if America has ever been in such a crisis before and, if so, what people in the past did to save... Read more →

Trump: the Blamer Goes Full Berserker by Marc A. Cirigliano Image by Evan Vucci/AP Photo from Politico. A look at Donald Trump's character presents even a casual observer with a disturbing picture of a person who is angry, callous, vindictive, predatory, larcenous, and, to put it simply, mean-spirited. Trump is brazen about and proud to boast his feelings. As a... Read more →

Reprinted under Fair Use. Image not part of orignal article, but from Mother Jones. ... from Electoral-Vote.com: Barr Lashes Out? by "The Votemaster" (Andrew Tanenbaum) and "Zenger" (Christopher Bates) Note: bold added by Eastern Woodlands. Attorney General William Barr is, apparently, very cross with Donald Trump. Sitting for an interview with ABC News, he complained about the difficult corners he's... Read more →

Published from Electoral-Vote.com under Fair Use. The Problems Caused by the US Constitution Itself by H.E. of New York From this morning's The Sunday Mailbag at Electoral-Vote.com, the best thing I've read on Trump's impeachment and the on-going Republican generated constitutional crisis. Brilliant essay with true historic and policy insights, no doubt: Now that it is undeniable that we are... Read more →