There is no doubt COVID-19 was going to be a disastrous catastrophe for an extended period, as we have now come to recognize. Though failed, ineffectual leadership has led to this failure in mitigation, social media’s deleterious effect on the population has come to breed an altogether innovatory proclivity.
I think there was this idea that when the Trump administration left office, the general population would take confidence in a more competent and experienced White House. …
I read and then posted an essential article in the NY Times this morning on Twitter, which highlights a pertinent subject in this country — arguably as a global issue, as well.
The article, written by Miriam Jordan, titled “Decline in Immigration Threatens Growth of Regions on the Rise,” conveys the premise that when one takes a moment to ponder the abundance of commerce — specifically related to the distribution of goods, produce, poultry and meat — we would be nowhere without the contribution of immigrants.
Let’s start by considering this crucial point from Jordan’s article:
Whether it’s due to recalcitrance, ignorance, or the belief that they are invincible, young people are creating a superfluous crisis; a crisis that will harm many and cause unnecessary stress to the hospital system. While the current spread of the delta variant may not resemble the same critical outbreak that required our country to shut down – so as not to overwhelm the hospital system – it will, inevitably, harm communities where vaccine rates are low.
And for what?
I still can’t figure out why millions of people are resisting a free and safe vaccine. It’s anomalous, primarily given the…
Quite bluntly, aside from the most consequential and misconstrued error of Republicans to eliminate this affinity to Donald Trump, the party is continually finding new ways to completely shatter any hopes of ever showing the capability and effectiveness to take back the White House. In fact, with their goals hinging on the perpetuation of obstructionism and ineptitude, Congress also looks bleak.
Now, as a Democrat, sure, this a good thing.
The Republican platform and party leaders are so convoluted, that these days we have a combination of a gibbering lunatic in Marjorie Taylor Greene, and then a Trump loyalist in…
As we scrutinize just how extraordinary COVID’s detriment has been to some Americans, but then not to others (some have only gotten richer since the pandemic started), we must be conscious of the government’s failure to provide approved aid to renters in need.
In a piece in VOX by Jerusalem Demsas, titled, “What happened to the $45 billion in rent relief?”, she conveys just how unscrupulous the rollout has been, from the standpoint of localities.
Getting money into the hands of renters has been exceedingly complicated — the National Low Income Housing Coalition has found over 340 different programs attempting…
The majority of Americans are well aware of how unhinged and inadmissible the Jan 6th attack was for this country. Although, with habitual conjecture, the now broken party of Republicans and Populists are doing their best to make sure many Americans interpret the insurrection as plausible.
Now, the same populists, who seem to be so opportunely unthreatened by this malicious mob, want to cut down the prospects of a Jan 6 commission. Despite concrete and propitious negotiations between various Republicans regarding this aforementioned commission, Populist leaders (McCarthy, Grassley, Johnson, etc.) are predictably attempting to make sure the commission never happens…
For Republican leadership—the same leadership that represents this now maladjusted and disordered party—to suggest the current cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline is because Democrats are not supporting more fossil fuel dependency is just culpable.
We don’t need the Keystone XL Pipeline.
That’s not why Eastern European hackers, known as DarkSide, set out to disable a part of our infrastructure.
Consider this piece from Kate Aronoff in The New Republic:
If you look at what is occurring, post the 2020 election, and now the attempt to audit ballots in Arizona with this company called “Cyber Ninjas,” nothing edifying can be attributed to the Republican party moving forward. The party of Lincoln is dead, and anybody who may attempt to register with the party has two choices: support the Big Lie or find another political party to side with. As I have written about many times before, the party belongs to the “populists” now. …
For all the damage COVID has inflicted on the psyche of the American public, it’s striking to see where things are headed now – regarding the economy and the job market. It almost seems, for many Americans, that the virus is long gone; forgotten as something precarious from the past. Of course, this simply isn’t the case; though I don’t think anybody (not President Biden himself) will be able to convince Americans otherwise. Americans, at this point, are resolved on traveling, spending money, and making up for lost time.
And they should be. It’s been a long year.
Unremarkably, and as it’s so often the case, trying to make the recent surge of border crossings all about the policy of one administration to another is a foreboding oversight. With that said, I’ll never stop harping on the failure and inhumane policy of the Trump administration — their policy was a human rights ignominy.
To understand the complexities of the current crisis, we must understand that it’s not all that multifarious, after all. When you pull back the curtain on what’s happening, it’s not hard to realize, at the core, that bad policy isn’t the only reason why the…