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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"(The test plan) just went up in air", a member of Jared Kushner's virus testing teamHow the government abandoned a national test plan after finding that the coronavirus hit the blue states hardest.
Unemployment benefit of $ 600 is expiring today. Congress is still discussing how it can be replaced. This week, Democrats reject the GOP's $ 200 interim proposal a week. Millions of Americans will lose 50-75% of their income. The White House has signaled that it could be ready for it give up their liability protection claim to get a new emergency expenditure bill.
Conservatives rejected President Trump's proposal to postpone the election. The co-founder of Federal Society called it fascist. Mitch McConnell and other leading Republican senators said no way. The president has not given up his attacks on postal voting.
The NBA restarted within its Florida bubble with no positive tests and with many allusions to social justice. Players could wear messages instead of their names on their jerseys. The week-long MLB season is against it already turn into a fiasco, with positive tests everywhere and cancellations widespread.
Anthony Fauci says that goggles or other eye coverings can help prevent transmission. He suggests that they could be recommended soon. We are well on the way to full Fury Road.
Hurricane Isaias tracks the east coast of Florida. It is over the Caribbean and will likely rain a lot on Florida and the Carolinas in the next few days.
VIEWS OF THE DAY
The choice is not delayed. But Trump is still tormenting American democracy.
Donald Trump, whose selfishness is as long as the mighty Mississippi and as deep as the Grand Canyon, will be happy to mutilate American democracy to calm his ego.
The choice will not be delayed, thank God. His allies generally and brutally rejected this obscene idea. ("fascist"- co-founder of the federal society;"The most anti-democratic statement a seated president has ever made"- leading Trumpist intellectual;"Never in the history of the country …. "- the top Republican of the Senate)
The election will not be delayed, but Trump will still compromise the system's credibility to reassure his demons.
Trump's tweet about delaying the election was not a strategy. Trump doesn't play chess.
He plays 52 card pickup. Trump promotes chaos and disorder, which in turn serves to undermine trust. The delay in the election was chaff to distract from epic horrible business news.
But its pollution has an issue. The President has made it clear that he will corrupt everything to win re-election, and if that doesn't work – and the polls suggest that it isn't – he will do everything to doubt the system and his To encourage followers to distrust him. None of this has a fundamental reason: he simply wants to protect his ego.
His repeated, unfounded insults to the postal vote will prevent millions from voting and erroneously cast a shadow on the ballot papers sent in. His refusal to say that he will accept the election result, despite the calm change of power that has defined the American presidency, is spreading fear. He makes wild, false accusations of voting against non-citizens. He teams up with conspirators who say coronavirus is a conspiracy that could harm his re-election. He is targeting companies that should be punished for not posting his campaign lies.
This monkey with the system, combined with manipulation of partisan voices and outside interference, could win him the choice. But even if it doesn't, Americans are becoming more suspicious and divided. No matter who wins, a significant minority of Americans will stop believing in the integrity of the American political system. And that will be Trump's fault. – DP
Why don't the Republicans spend enough to save the economy?
Amazingly, the week's worst economic news was not the historic decline in GDP in the second quarter. Nor was it the current process of additional unemployment benefits that endangered the economic security of tens of millions of families. It's not even the 19th week in a row with a million plus new unemployment claims.
Rather, it is the tragic mismatch between what the economy needs and what Congress is willing to do.
Despite trillions of emergency spending this spring, the recovery is panting because the pandemic is still devastating the nation. Consumer confidence is falling. The situation was bad in March, but it's worse now.
The government can stop the bleeding. The Treasury can borrow at trivially low interest rates, and the Fed is ready to do whatever it takes. But the president and Congress Republicans are discussing (desperately) a $ 1 trillion bill. It sounds like a lot by 2019, but it is falling Trillions just before what every leading economist and forecaster it is necessary to say. The House Democrats have passed a $ 3 trillion bill, and even that isn't enough for schools.
A mingy emergency bill would mean that the small businesses that have stayed afloat with PPP will close permanently, that state governments will cut spending and staff, that evictions will be widespread, and that when a vaccine finally arrives come, tens of millions have to start from scratch instead of stopping where they were. (Here is a depressing essay about how an industry – local venues – will literally disappear in the coming months without emergency aid. Multiply trips, sometimes restaurants, sometimes sports teams … ..)
What is so perverse about Republican stinginess is that wasteful spending is Trump and the GOP's best campaign strategy. A recovery economy fueled by confident consumers is the surest way for them to win in November. Just hand out Mitch, hand out Donald, hand out, hand out, hand out. It is in your interest. And it will also help the country. – DP
Kushner thought that the corona virus was only owned by the libraries, the virus did not get the memo
Katherine Eban from Vanity Fair delved deeply into the catastrophe that was the White House's response to the coronavirus, largely led by the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
She found that the reaction failed not only because of a mentally disturbed incompetence (we all knew that somehow), but also because of partisan malice.
When it got too hard for Jared and the team of Princeton bankers he gathered to solve the pandemic, they threw in the towel and assured themselves that only Democrats would suffer from the pandemic.
"Perhaps the most worrying was a feeling the expert said, a member of Kushner's team said: Because the virus had hit the blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would make no political sense." Political people believed that because it would be banished to democratic states that they could blame these governors and that would be an effective political strategy, 'said the expert.
This logic may have influenced Kushner. "It was very clear that Jared was ultimately the decision maker about what (plan) would come out," said the expert.
Jared somehow thought the Florida coronavirus would politely avoid Florida after his long stay in New York – would kindly dodge Texas and Arizona after devastating California. The stupidity is shocking, but not as worrying as the level of pain that this White House likes to allow to anyone who is not "Trump People".
The cruel difference between this White House and people who did not vote for the President should not shock anyone. Trump is an openly racist person – other people who are not like him or disagree are one of the few things he has always been consistent about. Now we know that the stance in this White House is omnipresent politically and that it has been fatal to this pandemic.
For Trump – and apparently for his entire White House – America is one of his supporters. Everyone else can literally die. And I wouldn't be sure if I didn't mention that being different is something fascists do. – LL
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Amazon received major FCC approval for its $ 10 billion satellite internet plan. It is intended to launch 3,236 Kuiper satellites competing with Elon Musk's Staron, which is several years ahead.
Internal emails show what the four big technology companies thought about acquisition targets like Instagram and Ring. In general, they were unimpressed by the technology of the climbers, but bought them to take advantage of their market share and dynamism.
A track-by-track breakdown of Easter eggs in Taylor Swift's "Folklore". Including many details about the much discussed "teenage love triangle".
Marvel has only employed two black editors in the past 5 years. That is why insiders are skeptical about his new commitments to diversity.
LISTEN TO THE DAY
Should the students go back to the classroom? The question was a hot topic as the United States is grappling with the continuing aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. We sat down with Insider Audio's Charlie Herman to discuss what the country needs to do to get kids back in their places and what happens if we fail. Click here to listen to the full conversation. – HB & DP
THE BIG 3 *
Trump was recorded and boasted of his plan to keep the Confederate names on military bases. He spoke to Senator Jim Inhofe, who put him on the speakerphone in a DC restaurant where they were overheard.
The Arizona woman who recorded how she destroyed a target face mask display regrets this. She has lost all of her PR clients. And her husband filed for divorce. It blames a manic bipolar episode.
Tucker Carlson attacks President Obama as a "greasy politician" for his laudatory speech on John Lewis. Amazingly, Obama used the funeral of the civil rights icon as an opportunity to talk about … civil rights.
* The most popular stories on insiders today.