It is customary for an outgoing President to grant 11th hour pardons, sometimes to surprising recipients. Of course, not all presidential pardons are created equal. To be sure, justice and mercy are worthy and occasional goals. But the end-of-term pardons often reveal other, less savory objectives. Continue reading
- December 22, 2020The ridiculous hurdles one must go through to survive.
- December 22, 2020
Trumps loyalists drop off at a growing rate. Science get back in place as the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis starts looking into Trump’s non-experts. Continue reading
- December 21, 2020The unemployment provisions start to fade in mid-March and are gone by April. If things work out and we start rolling out the vaccine widely in spring, this will have been a successful effort.
- December 21, 2020Turnout levels are ahead of the same period before the presidential election.
- December 21, 2020
We are concerned about what lies ahead as the other 300-plus million Americans line up for shots. Given what we’ve seen so far in the pandemic response, it’s not unreasonable to fear that the vaccination process will be just as badly managed and corruption-tainted as the distribution of supplies, testing, and treatments. Continue reading
- December 20, 2020“I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land.”
- December 18, 2020A few final issues include who gets checks, and whether to retire the money cannon.