Matt Pearce ?

Matt Pearce ?


National correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, covering 2020. May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

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industry secret, but unionizing your newsroom gives you the sunglasses from They Live except for labor-relations issues

@TonyBiasotti  They can sign letters all they like, but the union as a legal entity has a duty of fair representation to people in the bargaining unit.

“In one of the most anticipated rulings on presidential privilege in years, the justices by a 7-2 vote ruled the nation’s chief executive is not above the law”

“This virus has proven time and again, in communities around the country and around the world, that it will come back with a vengeance if you let your guard down.” And this @kentnish  photo says it all.

“Researchers analyzed genetic data from more than 1,600 patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19 ... having Type A blood was associated with a 45% increased risk of having severe COVID-19.”

“A small community in eastern Arizona is reeling from the death of a teacher who contracted COVID-19 after she taught summer school virtually while in the same room as two other teachers. ... all three contracted COVID-19.”

"Los Angeles residents could again be ordered to stay home to stem the spread of the coronavirus should infections and hospitalizations continue to climb, Mayor Eric Garcetti warned Wednesday."

Some personnel news: Last night I was elected president of @MediaGuildWest , which represents hundreds of journalists and media workers at @latguild , @azrepublicguild , @popupguild  and @VMGGuild . I'm honored to be in this fight for the future of journalism.

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what a year this last half hour has been

I imagine all the closures and cancellations give people a sense of ominousness. But it's really an amazing act of social solidarity: We're sacrificing so we can give nurses, doctors and hospitals a fighting chance. Start from there and hopefully we can figure out the rest.

Pretty stark statement from a Kaiser nurse in NorCal who got sick after caring for a coronavirus patient, criticizing CDC for delays in testing.

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The coronavirus story will also become a health-insurance story in America. This guy went to China, caught the flu, came back, did the responsible thing and reported himself for possible coronavirus — but tested negative and now might have to pay $1,400+.

We’re in one of the worst economic disasters in American history amid a global pandemic, people are revolting against the police, the U.S. president is trying to bring social media companies to heel and has just threatened to shoot looters. What else can we pile on top of this

1. My train to the inauguration; 2. My train to the Women's March — or it was supposed to be, but it was too full for me to get on.

I'm just going to shout this. PUERTO RICANS DON'T HAVE WATER AND SO THEY'RE TRYING TO DRINK WATER FROM ***SUPERFUND SITES***

One of the Women's Marchers' final acts: leaving their protest signs in front of the White House.

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To recap: the feds created a scam school to entrap Indian immigrant-visa students, accredited it so it would look legit, took their money, then deported them for not knowing better, INCLUDING students who transferred out after realizing it was a scam.

Trump administration denies Puerto Rico's request to waive the Jones Act, which it did for Harvey and Irma.

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