Monthly Archives: April 2020

Trump has played the media like a puppet. We’re getting better — but history will not judge us kindly

Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post – Traditional journalism is under siege, NBC News chief Andy Lack wrote this week: President Trump continues to “put the bully in bully pulpit,” and the coronavirus crisis has taken a toll. “But we’re winning,” … Continue reading

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Amid virus gloom, glimpses of human decency and good works

Sally Stapleton of the Associated Press – The idea formed on a day when all the news headlines were dire. The coronavirus was surging worldwide; Nashville had lost lives in a devastating tornado and children had their lives upended as … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, Media, News

Congressional Budget Office details coronavirus economic shock

David Lerman in Roll Call – The CBO sees the U.S. economy shrinking 40 percent, unemployment hitting 15 percent and the deficit approaching $4 trillion. Continue…

Posted in Budget deficit, Congress, Congressional Budget Office

The Battle for the House, As Told Through Super PAC Ad Reservations

Jacob Rubashkin of Inside Elections – Even though it’s not yet summer, there are windows looking into the fall. Recent television ad reservations from the Republican-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund and the Democratic aligned House Majority PAC show that, despite higher … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Elections, House of Representatives, Political parties, Republicans

What’s wrong?

China Daily – Months into the crisis, the US has been shrouded by delayed and chaotic testing and misinformation. As the US reaches the largest number of infections worldwide, how has the US botched its handling of the novel coronavirus? … Continue reading

Posted in China, Controversial, Coronavirus