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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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.

Open letter: The real cancel culture is hundreds of thousands of employers being able to cancel your job (and your healthcare) for any reason they want, including thinking wrong thoughts. That’s a long-standing labor policy consensus moreso than a new culture war. Signed, me.

We get a million op-eds about the crisis of people getting fired and nobody talks about labor policy. wyd

when the op-ed is about cancel culture but doesn’t mention at-will employment

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The new wave of COVID-19 deaths is starting to show up in California.

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"As the pandemic burns through the country, no one can have any distance from the material. The only appropriate response to these stories is tearful gratitude."

"The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world, culminating in one of the greatest infringements on civil liberty of our time: I, specifically, have only 724 Twitter followers."

I am also in favor of trying to figure out things

I have a couple of cloth masks from Los Angeles Apparel. I have been diligently wearing them to protect myself and others. And I just learned from reading this that apparently four workers died of COVID-19 to make them. 300 more were infected. Horrifying.

"By filing so many lawsuits, the McCloskeys opened a large window onto their values and ambitions. Their lawsuits center on obtaining land, keeping people off of it, and forcing people to follow rules or make good on agreements."

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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+.

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.

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

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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