Delivery delays

Anecdotally we’ve heard that Amazon has been swamped and its shipping slowed, its supplies slow to replenish. I can now attest to the first part of that. On March 16, five days after the NBA abruptly ended its season and the same day Trump said “If you’re talking about the virus, no, that’s not under …

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Pandemic!

It was arguably not until March 11 that Americans started to take the coronavirus illness seriously. It first appeared in Wuhan, China in late December of 2019 (hence the 19 in the COVID-19 name), but most Americans (and their politicians; the public health and intelligence people were raising alarms but not getting any traction with …

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Distract them, distract them!

Today was Day Two of the public impeachment inquiry hearings, and I suspect Trump is feeling less than happy. The House is moving along and he can’t control it. When he tweets about it he gets slapped down, even by his favorite network. That was a turning point in this hearing so far. She was …

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Now those are lead paragraphs!

President Trump famously declared that in his administration the nation would become tired of all the winning. So on Friday he tried a little losing. After the longest government shutdown in history, Mr. Trump surrendered with nothing concrete (or steel) to show for the battle, taking essentially the same deal that was on the table …

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Not a good look, McConnell

For the third time in two weeks, today Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) blocked legislation to open part of the Federal government. The Senate GOP leader didn’t explain his objection from the Senate floor but he has warned for weeks that he will not bring up a government funding bill unless it’s the product of …

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Only the best people, huh?

That’s how Trump described the people he’d hire to work for him in the White House and at the Cabinet agencies. We’ve all seen how that’s worked out, what with Scott Pruitt fired in disgrace from EPA, Tom Price ditto from HHS, Michael Flynn fired from NSA, Jeff Sessions from Justice, David Shulkin from the …

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Bye-bye, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III

What do you suppose Jeff Sessions’ tipple of choice is, and is he consuming it by the bucketful this evening? After all, he gave up a secure Senate seat two years ago for what quickly turned out to be a mess of pottage. Compelled by law to recuse himself from the Russia – Trump campaign …

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