Trump Ramps up Coronavirus Testing… Inside White House

Trump Ramps up Coronavirus Testing… Inside White House

President Donald Trump’s messaging on COVID-19 has been consistent over the last week. The important thing, the president has emphasized, is getting people back to work. The economy can’t stay closed down forever. The messaging hasn’t been that health is unimportant, per se, but that the economy has to get …

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New Report Shows Unemployment Rivaling Depression-Era Numbers

New Report Shows Unemployment Rivaling Depression-Era Numbers

The novel coronavirus has caused immense damage to the economy, in ways that many pundits didn’t expect. While the impact of the disease itself has been mitigated by lockdown efforts, those same efforts have shuttered swaths of the economy. Now, the unemployment rate is at a staggering 14.7 percent, the …

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COVID Forces Supreme Court to Change with the Times, Finally

COVID Forces Supreme Court to Change with the Times, Finally

The Supreme Court is known as an institution that is resistant to change. While the other two branches of government have shifted and morphed through the years, the Supreme Court has stayed static. Changing times and changing technology allowed the President and Congress to address the public more directly. However, …

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New Orleans Recorded No New COVID Deaths Monday

New Orleans Recorded No New COVID Deaths Monday

In a heartening bit of news for a recovering America, on Monday New Orleans posted its first day without COVID deaths since the pandemic started. On Tuesday, however, the city once again recorded deaths due to the novel virus. Orleans Parish, where New Orleans is located, recorded four new deaths …

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Harvard Contradicts Trump, Not Returning any Money

Harvard Contradicts Trump, Not Returning any Money

On Tuesday, Trump stated that he was aware of a plan by Harvard to return some $8.6 million in grant money it received as part of a COVID-19 relief package. Trump pointed out that Harvard has a $41 billion ample endowment, which makes them one of the wealthiest universities in …

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Which States Require You to Wear a Face Mask in Public?

Which States Require You to Wear a Face Mask in Public?

Halting the spread of the novel coronavirus is most local governments’ current number-one priority. The virus response has been sweeping, aggressive and surprisingly effective in many places. Despite earlier models showing high death rates throughout March and April, the US trended well under expectations. Meanwhile, the measures have taken a …

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COVID Could Make Legal Weed More Mainstream

COVID Could Make Legal Weed More Mainstream

Today is 4/20, a day normally celebrated by weed smokers in the US. Celebrated how, you ask? By partaking in large quantities of the aforementioned drug. Normally, this also includes going to concerts or similar festivals. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to that this year. Instead, celebrants …

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