Sorry, But There Is No Defending Donald Trump’s Behavior

Yesterday, one of my friends who seldom posts things of a political nature online shared a link to a YouTube video of President Donald Trump attacking journalist Peter Alexander. The NBC News staffer had asked President Trump for a sort of closing message to the news conference Trump was concluding, "What do you say to... Continue Reading →

New York State Coronavirus Cases Surge Past 8,000 As Hospitals Overwhelmed

Just five days ago, New York State had 700 confirmed cases of coronavirus. By Friday evening, the number of confirmed cases surged past 8,000 and the medical system struggled to avoid collapse. New York significantly expanded testing this week which contributed to the surge. It has long been suspected that the number of infected was... Continue Reading →

NYC Could Be America’s ‘Canary In The Coal Mine’ In Fight Against Coronavirus

I fear people are underestimating the seriousness of the situation by looking at just confirmed cases of COVID-19 but ignoring models which warn that the only reason the numbers are so low is that we lack adequate capability to test people. New York City passed 4,000 confirmed cases on Thursday. Last Thursday, they had 216... Continue Reading →

Why Is Government Buying Respirators That May Not Be Delivered For 18 Months?

On February 26th, the Department or Health and Human Services issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking to purchase 500 million disposable respirators, the white hospital masks it has become common to see people wearing in airports and grocery stores as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread. When they were in-stock, Amazon sold these (in a... Continue Reading →

Senators Burr and Loeffler Reportedly Dumped Stocks And Fed Inside Information To Donors While President Trump Lied To The Nation

Several weeks ago, while President Donald Trump was addressing the nation and saying things like, "It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will disappear," the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee was meeting (per a secret recording obtained by NPR) with a select group of "super donors" who had filled his coffers... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Updates: How Long Can It Last? How Bad Can It Get?

“Boy, that escalated quickly.” – Ron Burgundy, Anchorman Joking aside, it did escalate quickly, didn’t it? Last Monday, I flew home from an annual guy’s trip to Spring Training in Florida. By Wednesday evening, there were no professional sports leagues playing anymore, the kids were being shut out of school for a month, and the... Continue Reading →

Why The Stimulus Package Just Won’t Stimulate Us

On Monday, Congressional Democrats proposed a $750 billion stimulus package to mitigate the damage being done to the economy by the shutdowns (soon to be, lockdowns) over COVID-19, the Coronavirus. Not to be outdone, President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin upped the ante Tuesday with a stimulus proposal of $850 billion which they quickly morphed into a package in... Continue Reading →

Dark Days For Airlines and Cruise Lines Spark Pleas For A Massive Taxpayer Bailout

On Monday, Congressional Democrats proposed a $750 billion stimulus package to mitigate the damage being done to the economy by the shutdowns (soon to be, lockdowns) over COVID-19, the Coronavirus. Not to be outdone, President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin upped the ante Tuesday with a stimulus proposal of $850 billion which they... Continue Reading →

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