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Republicans, as @paulkrugman has said, have failed the marshmallow test over & over & over again. They couldn't be bothered to wait until it was safe to open bars or restaurants or other businesses, and so now they've all had to close again. It's the same with college football.
Forget just canceling college football. We should be canceling college, period. Bringing undergrads back to campus would be unimaginably irresponsible.
Republicans being more concerned about college football being canceled due to the pandemic than figuring out a way to get the pandemic under control really tells you everything you need to know about how we got here.
One thing Republicans still don’t understand is that doing austerity in the middle of a recession doesn’t actually save that much money. Austerity increases unemployment, which makes tax revenues go down & safety net spending go up.
Never would have guessed that the guy who started his career at Breitbart, got fired from Buzzfeed for plagiarizing *Yahoo Answers*, and then subsequently got hired by both National Review and the Daily Caller would turn out to be an anti-Semite.
With a population of 21 million, Florida announced 10,109 new covid cases today. With a combined population of 2.6 billion, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, and the European Union are averaging 6,760 new cases.
Two Jared Kushner quotes that should make you fear for your life: “I know how to make this government run now” and “I’ve gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn’t need all the ventilators.”