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Apr 05 2020
Early Tuesday morning, Ohio became the fourth state—after Louisiana, Georgia, and Kentucky—to postpone a primary election because of covid-19. The decision, which came just hours before polls were scheduled to open, was made by Governor Mike DeWine, who argued that voting would put older Americans, especially poll workers, at risk of contracting the virus. In response, John Cranley, the mayorThe New Yorker
Apr 03 2020
One of the most enduring images to come out of the last financial crisis more than a decade ago was that of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan—once seen as the “maestro” of markets—expressing his “shocked disbelief” that Wall Street had blown itself up. How could people so smart act against their own “self-interest” and get things so wrong? Greenspan wondered aloud during testimonyForeign Policy
Mar 27 2020
We are experiencing a painful introduction to anti-globalism and its consequences.
To fight a pandemic, governments are erecting barriers to the movement of people and goods unlike anything seen since the end of World War II. In some ways, the new barriers are even tighter. America’s borders with Canada and Mexico remained open during the war, but they are closed now.
Apr 01 2020
The coronavirus crisis has scrambled the 2020 election – jeopardizing conventions, fundraising, and even the logistics of voting itself.
It’s becoming clearer by the day that the coronavirus crisis has completely upended the 2020 election.
I’m not talking about the politics, though that’s also been scrambled. I mean the process of getting to November – theChristian Science Monitor
Mar 24 2020
“A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package remained stalled in the U.S. Senate on Monday as lawmakers haggled over its provisions… A 49-46 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance, as the Republican-controlled chamber remained deadlocked for a second day.” (Reuters)
The left criticizes Republicans for refusing to put minimal conditions on big business and calls forThe Flip Side
Mar 23 2020
Saturday was a beautiful, spring day in Washington. People were out at Eastern Market and walking the National Mall, careful to keep a safe distance. They were relieved to escape their apartments and actually see someone other than immediate family and cable TV talking heads.
My world was not as sunny.
The Senate was in session as we tried to agree on a Marshall Plan for ourRichard Durbin
Mar 17 2020
“The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a coronavirus aid package early on Saturday that would provide free testing and paid sick leave [for employees of companies with fewer than 500 employees].” (Reuters)
Many on both sides criticize excluding large companies from the paid leave requirements and urge Congress to approve direct cash payments.
“These policiesThe Flip Side
Dec 24 2020
A new mutated form of the novel coronavirus that appears more transmissible than the original has raised alarm in the U.K. and around the world. It does not appear to cause more severe disease, and the newly available vaccines do seem to protect people against it. Yet on December 19—after an announcement that the variant, dubbed B.1.1.7, had suddenly accumulated 17 mutations and was spreadingScientific American
Mar 16 2020
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTSAs of 6pm EST on Sunday, March 15th, there were over 162,000 global confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, with over 6,000 deaths. (Source: Johns Hopkins University, https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/)Governments and Abridge News
Mar 20 2020
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped to its highest level in two years for the week ending March 14, but that was nothing compared to the absolutely historic wave of job losses economists see coming.
The state of play: Goldman Sachs predicts that more than 2 million Americans will file for unemployment claims by next week, pointing to "an unprecedented surgeAxios