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Here's an idea: donate your stimulus check

Friday  18:16,   03 april 2020

The U.S. government will soon begin depositing $1,200 into bank accounts for people who earn less than $75,000 as an individual, $112,500 as the head of household or $150,000 married and filing jointly. But what should you do with this money? If... >>>

Why Fauci is winning the battle for public trust (opinion)

Friday  18:15,   03 april 2020

Gil Eyal writes that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is so far winning in the battle for America's trust. But, he warns, the coronavirus crisis is a critical moment for all public... >>>

As Trump reaches for hope and journalists shoot him down, reporters end up looking bad

Friday  18:15,   03 april 2020

Journalists have a vital role to play in keeping our country free, but if this becomes a fight with Trump, they can't... >>>

The Coronavirus Test Is Too Hard for Trump

Friday  18:15,   03 april 2020

The list of presidential failures is long and varied. But when it comes to failure in the face of an external force — a natural disaster or an economic meltdown — it is difficult to find anything as catastrophic as President Trump’s handling of the... >>>

How Trump’s impeachment trial foreshadowed his handling of the coronavirus crisis

Friday  01:25,   03 april 2020

Professor Pamela Karlan tried to warn us.President Donald Trump’s frustration with Democratic governors who have the temerity to criticize his administration’s flailing response to the coronavirus isn’t just leading him to post sour tweets about... >>>

How 2 Trump-loving governors are struggling amid the coronavirus crisis

Friday  00:40,   03 april 2020

On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a shelter-in-place order for his state. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Asked why he had made the... >>>

Since clueless governors won’t act, Trump needs to issue a national stay-at-home order

Friday  00:40,   03 april 2020

A lack of action on the COVID-19 pandemic in one region can have serious consequences in another. This president is reluctant to go that route. It would mean actually taking charge of this crisis, something Trump is reluctant to do. And there could... >>>

Commentary: Without the Affordable Care Act, the COVID-19 crisis would be far worse

Thursday  23:31,   02 april 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, President Barack Obama's signature health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, turned 10 years old. It has been under fire that entire time, with more than 70 legislative attempts to repeal or otherwise limit... >>>

Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion

Thursday  23:00,   02 april 2020

On Feb. 27, two days after the first reported case of the coronavirus spreading inside a community in the United States, Candace Owens was underwhelmed. “Now we’re all going to die from Coronavirus,” she wrote sarcastically to her two million... >>>

Canceling Everything Was the Easy Part

Thursday  23:00,   02 april 2020

Shutting entire states down was painful but clearly necessary. Governors still have many ugly choices ahead of them.Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump are political allies, but the Florida governor still wasted weeks playing a deadly game of chicken with >>>

Axios editor blames 'conservatives on Twitter' for how certain red states have responded to COVID-19

Thursday  22:40,   02 april 2020

Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei holds conservative and right-wing media responsible for how certain red states have responded to the COVID-19 outbreak.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner,... >>>

Coronavirus: Strategic National Stockpile was ready, but not for this

Thursday  21:15,   02 april 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, Americans have been hearing a lot about an obscure but vast federal trove of emergency supplies, the Strategic National Stockpile. Much of the discussion concerns its shortcomings. Hospitals and first responders have... >>>

Will Pandemic Jobless Benefits Make Recovery Harder?

Thursday  19:13,   02 april 2020

The new unemployment-insurance program could be too much of a good thing.The U.S. labor market is officially in free fall. Weekly jobless claims hit 3.3 million last week, smashing all previous records. The record was broken again this morning, when >>>

Don’t Believe the COVID-19 Models

Thursday  18:55,   02 april 2020

That’s not what they’re... >>>

America’s Response to the Coronavirus Proves Federalism Isn’t Dead

Thursday  18:03,   02 april 2020

Previously marginalized state and local governments have taken the lead in fighting the present pandemic.Alexis de Tocqueville’s America was supposed to be long gone. Seeing political centralization as the great woe of the French state — which had... >>>