Amy Klobuchar’s hydroxychloroquine faux pas

CNN still likes to beat the “hydroxychloroquine is a rightwing conspiracy” drum on occasion. 

President Trump could declare that he’s a fan of vitamin C, and then that would become a rightwing conspiracy, too, in the minds of some folks. We hope for a COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end.  A cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is likely beyond the reach of modern medicine, though.

What does all this have to do with Amy Klobuchar? Continue reading “Amy Klobuchar’s hydroxychloroquine faux pas”

Biden’s Klobuchar dilemma

A crisis of Biden’s own making…

In his search for a viable running mate, Joe Biden seems to be leaning toward Amy Klobuchar. This has met with a mixed reaction.

The media continues to beat the drum of Stacey Abrams; but Abrams has few real qualifications to be VPOTUS. Even Biden probably recognizes this.

The Democratic Party’s African American and Latino base, meanwhile, is notably unenthusiastic about Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar is too Midwestern, too bourgeois soccer mom, and (not to put too fine a point on it) too white. As in Wonder Bread. Continue reading “Biden’s Klobuchar dilemma”

Will the government kill public schools?

Every government action, no matter how seemingly high-minded, is burdened by the Law of Unintended Consequences. This is why Ronald Reagan once remarked that the nine scariest words in the English language are, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”

Between March and the end of May,  government fiats closed millions of businesses throughout the country. (Some businesses in some states remain closed at the time of this writing.)

That, of course, created millions of new unemployment claims, and destroyed the livelihoods of millions of small businesspeople. Thanks, government!

Government bureaucrats and progressives, however, are usually seen as the friends of public school teachers. But when the government screwed the pooch of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the government may have screwed the public schools as well.

Most public schools did not do a good job of implementing remote learning programs during the shutdown. To be fair, they had little time to prepare.

The result, though, is that millions of American parents have started homeschooling, and interest in homeschooling has surged since the beginning of the coronavirus shutdown. Continue reading “Will the government kill public schools?”

The cicadas are coming!

“Millions of cicadas are expected to emerge after 17 years underground because, of course, it’s 2020”

I was here for the Great Cicada Deluge of 1987. In Cincinnati, at least, this was a truly epic event. There have been several minor outbreaks since then, but nothing like ’87.

For a few weeks during that summer, cicadas were everywhere. And then their bodies were everywhere. (They don’t live long—just long enough to breed.) Continue reading “The cicadas are coming!”