Trump (and some Republicans) continue to blame the Chinese
Yesterday, from President Trump:
The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2020
This follows a number of other statements by Trump, some . . .
Mike Myer advises us not to play the “blame game”
Local Ogden editor Mike Myer’s column, “Blame Game Is Severe Side Effect,” in today’s Wheeling News-Register, asks us to refrain from what he calls the “blame game” in assessing the coronavirus pandemic. Here's his conclusion which I believe adequately summarizes the point he's trying to make:
COVID-19 isn’t the first . . .
*With important afternoon update
Early this morning, the House of Representatives voted 364-40 to pass emergency coronavirus relief legislation. From the Associated Press:
The Democratic-controlled House, with President Donald Trump’s support, early Saturday passed a bill to provide free testing for the coronavirus, as well as paid sick and family leave, . . .
Trump and the pandemic
Who shut down the pandemic team?
President Trump: I didn't do it.
WATCH: @Yamiche presses President Trump on the decision to downsize the White House national security staff, eliminating jobs addressing global pandemics.— . . .
The president calls it "a nasty question" and asserts that "I didn't do it." pic.twitter.com/ENFgvLGlfd
Fossil fuels relief and coronavirus testing
Earlier today from the MIT Technology Review:
The Trump administration is “strongly considering” pushing a bailout package for US oil and natural-gas companies, as plummeting fuel prices and the coronavirus outbreak hammer the industry, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. . . .
The administration has moved rapidly to . . .
Good thing there is nothing important happening
From the online edition of today’s Palm Beach Post:
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UPDATE: President Donald Trump, back at his Mar-a-Lago estate Sunday afternoon after going to his West Palm Beach-area golf course earlier, defended his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, then took a dig at a familiar foe, the New York Times.
The front page
The front-page story with the biggest headline is a feature article (with two pictures) about how a West Virginia native is dealing with the virus in Japan. Reporter Jennifer Compston-Strough talked to Joe Hindman, a New Martinsville WV native, who has lived with his family in Japan for 16 years.
Given the . . .