Read America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral by Ed YongEd Yong (The Atlantic)
As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring.
This is possibly one of the best overviews I’ve seen on the United States’ multiple problems with handling the pandemic.
Read Kellyanne Conway to leave the White House at the end of the month, citing the need to focus on her family (Washington Post)
Her husband George Conway, a conservative lawyer and outspoken critic of the president, is also stepping back from his role on the Lincoln Project, an outside group of Republicans devoted to defeating Trump in November.
Apparently both she and her husband are “disappearing”. Makes one wonder what is going on? Is there real family trouble, or is she simply jumping a sinking ship and he’s helping to provide the cover?
Annotated Fact Check: Despite White House claims, PAW Patrol and police LEGO have not been canceled (CNN)
In a Friday edition of her White House briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany declared that children's activities are being policed as a result of "cancel culture."
So now the White House is lying about children’s television shows? Where does it end?
 
 
 
 
Read Thread by @AndrewMCrespo (Twitter)
Today on TV, the Deputy Director of the federal paramilitary force in #PDX discussed the infamous van video. He destbook example of an unconstitutional arrest. But... he doesn’t seem to know it. That is a BIG PROBLEM. Let’s unpa…
Read The ‘Red Dawn’ Emails: 8 Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to the Coronavirus (nytimes.com)
Experts inside and outside the government identified the threat early on and sought to raise alarms even as President Trump was moving slowly. Read some of what they had to say among themselves at critical moments.
Listened to The Daily: The Coronavirus Goes Global from New York Times

The illness is on every continent except Antarctica, with more new cases now being reported outside China than within. But how threatening is the outbreak, really?

Read The Moral Deformity of Team Trump by Jim Andrews (vispo.com)
Images made with/by Aleph Null 3.0. Donald Trump, his cabinet, his main advisors, and a few Republicans incinemated. 231 images of these bandits mixed randomly together. Steve Bannon, Mike Pence, Steve Mnuchin, Myron Ebell, James Mattis, Mike Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Ryan Zinke, Wilbur Ross, Tom Price, Ben Carson, Elaine Chao, Rick Perry, Betsy Devos, Scott Pruitt, Kellyanne Conway, Hope Hicks, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Invanka Trump, Jared Kushner, James Woolsey, Newt Gingrinch, Mitch McConnell.
A fascinating little art project.
Listened to The Daily: A Broken Promise on Taxes from New York Times

FedEx pledged investment in exchange for a tax cut. We look at what the company has done with a tax bill of $0 — and billions back in the bank.