In order to beat Donald Trump in November as well as heal the wounds he has inflicted on our democracy and our sense of peoplehood as Americans, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden needs to draw on the language and themes used by his former boss and good friend, President Barack Obama. Given that Biden clearly enjoys talking about his time as Obama's vice president and proudly touts the accomplishments of the Obama administration—which he is certainly justified in doing—I’d like to see Biden more often work into his public remarks a few renditions of «As Barack said...» Especially now, with the pandemic having further revealed the truth of our interconnectedness as Americans, Biden’s rhetoric needs to evoke our sense of community and nationhood, of being a single people tied together by a shared fate, of being, as Obama so often called us, “one American family.”
A combination of “shelter in place” orders, the unprecedented social and economic stressors of massive job losses, and an increase in gun sales are contributing to a spike in domestic violence reports all around the country, and victims find themselves literally unable to escape the reach of their abusers. Local authorities are reporting a sharp increase in domestic violence calls—in both major cities and rural areas—since states began to discourage travel outside the home in accordance with public health directives. New York City, Seattle, and Los Angeles have all seen a surge in such reports, along with several other metropolitan areas. For example, two days after California’s “Safer at Home” order went into effect, Los Angeles police reported 244 domestic abuse calls in a single day, representing a 240% increase over the previous month’s daily average of such calls.
In trying to reduce risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic, many people are practicing social distancing or self-isolating at home. For medical professionals and other hospital and clinic workers (including, for example, janitors), however, isolating away from high-risk areas is simply not realistic. Now, thanks to some community-focused creative thinking that turned into a Facebook group, some health care workers are being offered RVs to isolate in after leaving the hospital. At least one nurse, however, reports having a hard time in her own community, claiming her homeowners' association is threatening up to $1,000 in fines over her RV.
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With the US leading in the number of coronavirus cases, American voters say they would feel uncomfortable going to the polls for the primaries, not matter of their political preferences, a survey has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
The story of the pandemic is the story of people. The soaring numbers on charts and tables aren’t numbers of cars rolling off an assembly line, or the distance between the Earth and some point in the night sky. They’re all people. Every digit is misery. Every measure, grief. As more than one Internet wit has pointed out, the time Americans have spent looking at exponential charts has risen … exponentially. That may finally be about to end. Not because the rate of growth is suddenly slowing. Because it’s not.
Calling on Russia and Saudi Arabia to urgently resolve the global oil output glut crisis, President Donald Trump said he will do whatever it takes (apparently except for cutting down own oil production) to protect American jobs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - As in many other tourist destinations in the United States, a large portion of Santa Fe’s housing market is short-term rentals, where guests can stay in family-sized homes for a few nights instead of a hotel. Oftentimes, owners rent properties through such websites as Airbnb ...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Officials in Corpus Christi said they’re looking at ways to discourage vacationers from visiting the popular South Texas city amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Mayor Joe McComb is looking at possibly restricting residential vacation rentals in his ...
The design team at Nendo knew they’d need a way to connect the three generations—and eight cats—living inside a newly constructed home in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, so they created an enormous staircase. Spanning from the outdoor garden to the third floor, the steel-and-concrete structure isn’t designed for climbing between floors but does serve as a multi-level garden area and space for the cats to lounge. It also conceals bathrooms and the staircase residents actually will use, while the white-paneled walls hold additional storage. More
VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) - The federal parks service has announced the closure of the Niobrara National Scenic River visitors center in Valentine as officials seek to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The National Park Service says the center closed Thursday and will remain closed until further notice. ...
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