THE FEED
vision 2020
vision 2020
No, Donald Trump Is Not a Working-Class Hero
Salena Zito argues that Trump is the sole reliable friend of people who make things with their hands. Unions would disagree.
storytime
storytime
Gangs of Californian Children Are Not Actually Stealing Ballots
It’s storytime with President Trump.

She had been seen as a fairly serious contender

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada out of the veepstakes as potential running mate for Joe Biden: “It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate but I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration.”
@michellelprice
the economy
the economy
Jobs Are Starting to Come Back, But Bankruptcies Are Soaring
The number of Americans receiving state jobless benefits fell by 3.8 million this week. But a giant wave of bankruptcies is building.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Trump’s Ego Makes Him Willing to Run the Risk of an In-Person GOP Convention
Unless he’s lucky with coronavirus trends, the traditional in-person convention he clearly craves could create real problems.
the national circus
the national circus
Frank Rich: Trump vs. Twitter Is No Contest
The president’s constant lies will overpower any attempt at fact-checking — plus, he gets to play the victim.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Has the Pandemic Peaked?
Looking at a broad cohort of nations, and especially at the U.S., it appears, at the moment, as though the answer may be yes.
new york
new york
Watch: Chris Rock and Rosie Perez Want You to Wear a Mask
Andrew Cuomo had the two Brooklyn actors at his daily presser Thursday. They’ll soon make PSAs encouraging New Yorkers to wear masks.
george floyd
george floyd
Minneapolis Burns on Violent Night of Protests Over George Floyd’s Killing
Demonstrators and police clashed Wednesday as dozens of buildings were burned, five people were shot, and one person was killed.

No sense of urgency on this one

McConnell in Owensboro, KY on how much the next phase of Coronavirus relief will be: “I think that a decision to be made about a month from now.”
@frankthorp
just asking questions
just asking questions
We’ll Need Mass Debt Forgiveness to Recover From the Coronavirus
Economist James Galbraith argues that a debt jubilee is a “practical necessity” for reestablishing a functioning economic system.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Coronavirus in New York: Latest Updates
NYC City Council is pushing for more outdoor dining options.

Rand Paul is probably not the only Senator to have had the coronavirus

.@timkaine says he and his wife, Anne Holton, have tested positive for antibodies for coronavirus.

“While those antibodies could make us less likely to be re-infected or infect others, there is still too much uncertainty over what protection antibodies may actually provide.”
@seungminkim

President takes break from accusing Joe Scarborough of murder and threatening Twitter to acknowledge 100,000 dead

We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000. To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!
@realDonaldTrump

The 10th straight week unemployment claims have been in the millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — 2.1 million workers seek jobless aid, raising total layoffs since virus struck to nearly 41 million.
@kylegriffin1

Good one, Senator Schumer

If President Trump doesn’t like Twitter, he can do everyone a favor and stop tweeting.
@SenSchumer
the longest lives
the longest lives
One of the Last Greenwich Village Bohemians Turns 100 in Quarantine
Vincent Livelli once seduced Anaïs Nin and is why Clement Greenberg knew the rumba. He’s still holding court off Washington Square Park.
buyer's market
buyer's market
How Hertz’s Bankruptcy Will Affect the Car Industry
Expect hundreds of thousands of Hertz cars to show up at used-car dealerships soon.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Will the Supreme Court Force States to Let Churches Reopen?
Churches are sometimes super spreaders of COVID-19. But the courts could decide their “religious liberty” interests trump everything.
jeffrey epstein
jeffrey epstein
What We’ve Learned From Recent Allegations Surrounding Jeffrey Epstein
A Netflix documentary and a new book allege that Bill Clinton’s involvement with the convicted sex offender may be deeper than previously known.
millennials
millennials
Yes, Millennials Really Are That Screwed
But will Democrats help them in time?

A terrible marker

CNN: The U.S. has reached 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
@Acosta
vision 2020
vision 2020
Can Democrats Win the Senate on Biden’s Coattails?
If Biden wins the presidential race, a trifecta is entirely possible for Democrats.
the national interest
the national interest
No, Kellyanne Conway, Voting Rights Are Not Like Cupcakes
“They wait in line for an hour at Georgetown Cupcake,” so they can do it to vote, says Trump adviser.

SpaceX is a no-go for today

With President Trump on hand to watch, the historic SpaceX/NASA was called off about 17 minutes before launch – delaying the first crewed spaceflight to take off from US soil in nearly a decade.
@jeffzeleny
coronavirus
coronavirus
Everything We Do and Don’t Know About New York’s Reopening Plan
The Mid-Hudson and Long Island regions are beginning to reopen this week, leaving New York City as the only region still under shutdown.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Everything We Know About the Coronavirus Stimulus Debit Cards
Roughly 4 million Americans are getting paid on a debit card. Recipients complain that the system is buggy, and the mailing looks like a scam.
games
games
Outraged by Crowded Pool Parties? Just Wait Until Sports Come Back.
Fans will show up in droves even if they’re not allowed inside stadiums.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Libertarians Decide to Become a Joke in 2020
With a ticket composed of an obscure party stalwart and a performance artist, they probably won’t draw many votes from major parties in November.

Whatta shocker

For a week, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended President Donald Trump’s assault on vote-by-mail, insisting, like her boss, that it invites election fraud.


But, also like her boss, McEnany has taken advantage of its convenience time and time again.


In fact, the Tampa native has voted by mail in every Florida election she has participated in since 2010, according to a Tampa Bay Times review of her voting history. Most recently, she voted by mail in the state’s March 2020 presidential primary, just as Trump did after he made Florida his new permanent home.

A mark of progress in a badly hit city

Breaking: Washington DC to lift stay-at-home order Friday.
@AriNatter
coronavirus
coronavirus
7 Bits of Good News About the Coronavirus (and 7 Bits of Bad News)
A new theory resolves many of the biggest mysteries about the pandemic — and suggests that banning large gatherings may be enough to contain it.
the national interest
the national interest
Trump Threatens to Close Down Social Media for Challenging His Lies
The president isn’t pretending to have any neutral principles. He wants to control all media.
the media
the media
Watch: Testy CNBC Anchors Clash Over Coronavirus Death Toll
“100,000 people died, Joe, and all you did was try to help your friend, the president.”

Fauci with a note of optimism

FAUCI: “I still think that we have a good chance, if all the things fall in the right place, that we might have a vaccine that would be deployable by the end of the year.”
@ryanstruyk
cityscape
cityscape
Opening Up Everything Too Soon Is, Effectively, Age Discrimination
Without universal testing, you’re locking up the elderly.