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    • Denise,

      This is a "Dog bites man" kind of story.

      When a magazine like National Review takes pot shots at a GOP president that is much more "interesting" than the Atlantic taking pot shots at a GOP president.

      Conversely, the National Review taking pot shots at a Dem is same old story, while the Atlantic taking pot shots at a Dem would be "noteworthy."

      Also if the Atlantic were to praise a GOP prez or the National Review praise a Dem prez either of those articles would be "significant."

    • I never thought in my lifetime we'd see science denial like this, but here we are and we're not the only nation. Brazil:

      It's not party for me. I have admired the responses of some Republican governors. I admired George HW Bush greatly, and even his son until he invaded Iraq (but GW and his family were still decent people).

      But Trump... Who could ever imagine we'd see a guy like that in the White House? In the movie Idiocracy? These are the same people denying the science behind climate change, a much bigger crisis than Covid.

    • Who could ever imagine we'd see a guy like that in the White House? In the movie Idiocracy?

      Only 485 years ahead of it's time - the prescience of that motion picture, that is.

      🤣

      😶

    • I have been aware of Lincoln project for quite some time.

      I no longer take part in politics even though I remain interested in the way in which people's values and convictions affect the political environment of the USA.

    • It's not party for me. I have admired the responses of some Republican
      governors. I admired George HW Bush greatly, and even his son until he
      invaded Iraq (but GW and his family were still decent people).

      It's not party here either. I live in Massachusetts, a very blue state, and we have a Republican governor who is responding well. Charlie Baker is solid and doing the right thing for the state.

    • in the theme of comparing leaders, have a look at Boris Johnson and Leo Varadker, prime ministers of UK and Ireland, neighbouring countries, both aware of the pandemic at the same time but the death toll ( even allowing for the much larger population in the UK) in the UK is horrific.

      Johnsons government initially went for "herd immunity" let the virus run its course and the fit will survive and will be immune to covid.

      They had to rethink this strategy when the death rate soared and they were too slow to lockdown the population

      I'm not a fan of Varadker, he didn't perform well as Taoiseach (prime minister) in the last four years. But... to be fair, he has listened to medical advice and we have a fighting chance of controlling this pandemic. We have a planned strategy for getting out of lockdown.

      The NZ and Australian prime ministers have done exceptionally well, containing and eradicating Covid. Politically polar opposites but both have done a "tremendous job" of managing this pandemic.

      mistakes were made, the death rate in nursing homes was far too high, as has happened in other countries. My mother tested positive for covid in her nursing home, thankfully she was symptom free and tested negative 16 days later.