Category Archives: Controversial

The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

 Ed Pilkington and Tom McCarthy of The Guardian – When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on that day that a 35-year-old man in Washington state, recently … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Death, Donald Trump, South Korea, United States

New York Is the Epicenter of the World

Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal – New York I asked for the dateline in pride for my beloved city. For the third time in 20 years it’s been the epicenter of a world-class crisis—9/11, the 2008 financial crisis … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Crisis communication, New York City | Tagged

Trump invoked Defense Production Act to require GM to make ventilators

Maegan Vazquez, Kaitlan Collins, Sara Sidner and Jason Hoffman of CNN – President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act on Friday to require General Motors to produce more ventilators to deal with increased hospitalizations due to the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States. … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Business, Controversial, Donald Trump, government

What Should The Government Spend To Save A Life? Economists have done the math.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux in FiveThirtyEight – The staggering economic toll of the new coronavirus is becoming abundantly, unavoidably clear. As economic forecasts grow darker, talk of tradeoffs is getting louder: Is protecting Americans from COVID-19 really worth all this disruption and economic … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Controversial, Coronavirus, Economics, FiveThirtyEight, government, Healthcare, Media, polls, Science, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

The presidential race isn’t on hold — it’s playing out right before us

Jeff Zeleny of CNN – The campaign rallies are a distant memory. The final chapter of the primary calendar is awash in uncertainty. The summer political conventions are in doubt. Yet it would be a mistake to think the 2020 presidential race is on hold. In … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Donald Trump, Joe Biden