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August 8th, 2020 - 5:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

States begged for help. Trump gave them a bill to pay.

Among the executive orders signed by Trump on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, after Covid-19 relief negotiations broke down (because Republicans refused to budge) is one extending federally-funded “enhanced” unemployment benefits (on top of state benefits) through the end of this year, but at $4[...]

August 8th, 2020 - 4:55 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Smoke and mirrors

One of the executive orders President Trump signed on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, after Covid-19 relief negotiations broke down (because Republicans refused to budge) creates what CNN is┬ácalling a “payroll tax holiday” for people earning less than $100,000 a year. In a nutshell, Trump autho[...]

August 8th, 2020 - 3:34 pm § in Racism

“All lives matter” vigilante erases girl’s chalk art

Her name is Zhuri, she’s 3 years old, and draws “Black Lives Matter” in chalk, on the sidewalk in front of her mom’s home. Then along comes “Jim” with a bucket of water and erases “Black” every time she does. Or did until neighbors intervened. Read sto[...]

August 8th, 2020 - 2:31 am § in America, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Science

The journey from FDR’s “New Deal” to Trump’s raw deal

FDR, faced with America’s worst economic crisis, didn’t know what to do. He threw spaghetti at the wall to see what would stick. Some ideas spawned by his “brain trust” were failures; others, like Social Security, were spectacular successes. Before the economy had recovered, [...]