That is the enduring question in this time of the COVID19 pandemic. When will this end? As I've said in prior writings, I am not an epidemiologist, I am only someone who follows the data and extrapolates from the facts. As Dr. Fauci has replied, and I agree, the answer is "it depends". The part … Continue reading When Will This End?
Some conservative commentators have offered that we should do nothing about COVID19 because, after all, people die every year in automobile accidents (or from cancer or otherwise, the list goes on). So what's the big deal? People die. Dr. Fauci dismissed this as a "false equivalency". He's right. There is no comparison between the two … Continue reading False Equivalencies
To be clear, I'm not an epidemiologist. What I am is someone who can see patterns in data, who can analyze structures and relationships. And what I see is to beat COVID19, the two things that matter most, are early detection and aggressive treatment. Nancy Pelosi said the following: "His denial at the beginning was … Continue reading Early Detection and Aggressive Treatment
I just heard this on the BBC: There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen #restoredignity
"Joe Biden is my friend". I've heard that many, many times. I heard it at the last debate. "Joe Biden is my friend". Who said it? Bernie Sanders. And if Joe wins the nomination we'll see Bernie endorse him and that endorsement will include the words "Joe Biden is my friend". A quick note … Continue reading “Joe Biden is My Friend”
Put aside Bernie v Biden for a minute. Note: I support Biden. Yet? Bernie is right. This crisis is showing it. When things are turned around, people are back to work, it will be time for Medicare for All. Roughly 3.3 million people filed for unemployment last week. How many of them are living now, … Continue reading Medicare for All?
Better safe than sorry. How many times have each of us heard that from our moms, dads, grandparents? Better safe than sorry. Frankly, I can think of no better advice. The president is telling us that it will be safe to go out by Easter, that we'll be free to go to church, celebrate the … Continue reading Better Safe Than Sorry
The President is advocating cutting the "payroll" tax through the end of the year, possibly permanently. What he's leaving out is what this means. In the US the payroll tax is generally meant to mean two things: the taxes we pay to fund Social Security and Medicare. There are two components, the amounts deducted from … Continue reading Cut the Payroll Tax?
I can't speak to what Michael Bloomberg may have personally done when it comes to sexual harassment, either fighting it or being part of it. I wasn't there and have never met the man. What I can speak to is "Wall Street" culture. While I've never worked on "the street", I have worked with financial … Continue reading Bloomberg and the News
"Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" The reasons for impeachment. Treason. Soliciting foreign interference in the lawful conduct of one's governance is.... Treason #restoredignity