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The opening of Netanyahu's trial - in search of justice or a vendetta (Susan Hattis Rolef/Jerusalem Post)

4 hours 47 min ago

Susan Hattis Rolef / Jerusalem Post:
The opening of Netanyahu's trial - in search of justice or a vendetta  —  Grosso modo Netanyahu's position is that, in general, the whole legal process against him has no justification or legitimacy.  —  This article was written before the trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Be Counted. (Elisabeth Rosenthal/New York Times)

4 hours 52 min ago

Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
My Mother Died of the Coronavirus.  It's Time She Be Counted.  —  Not having an accurate, honest, nationwide way to tally Covid-19 cases will only add to the current tragedy.  —  Dr. Rosenthal is a contributing opinion writer.  —  We recently received the death certificate for my mother …

One in five English people believe COVID is a Jewish conspiracy - survey (Jerusalem Post)

5 hours 12 min ago

Jerusalem Post:
One in five English people believe COVID is a Jewish conspiracy - survey  —  Preliminary data shows many Britons believe Jews created the coronavirus.  This is a developing story.  —  One in five English people believe that Jews created COVID-19 to collapse the economy for financial gain …

Trump Calls Marine Corps Veteran and Congressman 'an American Fraud' on Memorial Day (Hunter Woodall/The Daily Beast)

5 hours 42 min ago

Hunter Woodall / The Daily Beast:
Trump Calls Marine Corps Veteran and Congressman ‘an American Fraud’ on Memorial Day  —  SEMPER FI  —  President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Memorial Day to call a sitting congressman and Marine Corps veteran “an American fraud.”  In the Monday afternoon tweet, Trump …

'Something isn't right': U.S. probes soaring beef prices (Politico)

5 hours 47 min ago

Politico:
'Something isn't right': U.S. probes soaring beef prices  —  Supermarket customers are paying more for beef than they have in decades during the coronavirus pandemic.  But at the same time, the companies that process the meat for sale are paying farmers and ranchers staggeringly low prices for cattle.

Rep Ilhan Omar says she believes Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden ... (Megan Sheets/Daily Mail)

7 hours 1 min ago

Megan Sheets / Daily Mail:
Rep Ilhan Omar says she believes Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden and that he shouldn't be the Democratic presidential nominee - but will STILL vote for him  — The Minnesota lawmaker said if it were up to her, Joe Biden would not be the Democratic nominee for president

Top Republican yanks endorsement of House candidate who made offensive social media posts (Ally Mutnick/Politico)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:25

Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Top Republican yanks endorsement of House candidate who made offensive social media posts  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is rescinding his endorsement of GOP congressional candidate Ted Howze after POLITICO uncovered dozens of derogatory social media posts from his accounts.

Jair Bolsonaro's populism is leading Brazil to disaster (Gideon Rachman/Financial Times)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:20

Gideon Rachman / Financial Times:
Jair Bolsonaro's populism is leading Brazil to disaster  —  If life were a morality tale, the Covid-19 antics would turn Brazilians against the populist president  —  On a visit to Brazil last year, I had a chat with a prominent financier about the parallels between Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro.

Trump's poor handling of the crisis may lose him the GOP's most reliable voters (Karen Tumulty/Washington Post)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:50

Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Trump's poor handling of the crisis may lose him the GOP's most reliable voters  —  One of the most durable political assets that Republicans have enjoyed throughout the 21st century is their edge among Americans 65 and older, who tend to turn out at the polls more reliably any other group.

Federal judge rules Florida felons can't be barred from voting because they owe court fines (Paul LeBlanc/CNN)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 21:50

Paul LeBlanc / CNN:
Federal judge rules Florida felons can't be barred from voting because they owe court fines  —  (CNN)A federal judge on Sunday ruled that former felons in the state of Florida can't be barred from voting because they still owe court fines or fees that they are unable to pay.

In crucial Florida, some senior voters cast a skeptical eye toward Trump's reelection (Washington Post)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:45

Washington Post:
In crucial Florida, some senior voters cast a skeptical eye toward Trump's reelection  —  Allen Lehner was a Republican until Donald Trump became his party's nominee in 2016.  The 74-year-old retiree says he couldn't bring himself to vote for someone who lied, belittled others …

The vote-by-mail cases that could decide the 2020 election (CNN)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:30

CNN:
The vote-by-mail cases that could decide the 2020 election  —  How vote-by-mail could change the 2020 election  —  In this weekly column “Cross Exam,” Elie Honig, a CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor, gives his take on the latest legal news.  Post your questions below.

Trump Sabotaged America's Recovery Even Before COVID-19 Began (Eric Cortellessa/Washington Monthly)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:25

Eric Cortellessa / Washington Monthly:
Trump Sabotaged America's Recovery Even Before COVID-19 Began  —  The president's pre-pandemic fiscal recklessness will slow the nation's rebound.  —  “Vaccine or no vaccine, we're back,” President Donald Trump said last week as governors nationwide began relaxing the restrictions prompted by Covid-19.

Restaurant Owners In New York City Fight Back (David Marcus/The Federalist)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:25

David Marcus / The Federalist:
Restaurant Owners In New York City Fight Back  —  A lawn sign campaign in Staten Island is imploring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to get New York City back to business.  —  “We are scared, nervous, and mostly unsure of our future, while Congress makes sure people can stay home because they can easily live off …

A prophet in his own city: Jacob Kornbluh, the Hasidic reporter standing up for social-distancing (Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt/The Forward)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 20:20

Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt / The Forward:
A prophet in his own city: Jacob Kornbluh, the Hasidic reporter standing up for social-distancing  —  As a public service during this pandemic, the Forward is providing free, unlimited access to all coronavirus articles.  If you'd like to support our independent Jewish journalism, click here.

It is hard to imagine the field of political economy without Alberto Alesina (Lawrence H. Summers/Washington Post)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 17:25

Lawrence H. Summers / Washington Post:
It is hard to imagine the field of political economy without Alberto Alesina  —  My friend Alberto Alesina, the Nathaniel Ropes professor of political economy at Harvard, died of an apparent heart attack while on a walk with his wife, Susan, on Saturday.  His loss comes a shock and a tragic blow …

WHO temporarily suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns (Axios)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 17:25

Axios:
WHO temporarily suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns  —  The World Health Organization is temporarily pausing tests of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment in order to review safety concerns, the agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu said Monday.

Out of the house: Biden makes first public campaign stop in weeks (Trevor Hunnicutt/Reuters)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 17:02

Trevor Hunnicutt / Reuters:
Out of the house: Biden makes first public campaign stop in weeks  —  NEW CASTLE, Delaware (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his first campaign trip outside his Delaware home since quarantining himself due to the coronavirus pandemic 10 weeks ago …

African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top (Helene Cooper/New York Times)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 17:02

Helene Cooper / New York Times:
African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top  —  Seventy-five years after integration, the military's upper echelons remain the domain of white men.  —  WASHINGTON — A photograph of President Trump and his top four-star generals and admirals …

Trump Threatens to Pull Republican Convention From North Carolina (Andrew Restuccia/Wall Street Journal)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 16:50

Andrew Restuccia / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Threatens to Pull Republican Convention From North Carolina  —  President calls on governor to guarantee event can be held at full capacity, without coronavirus-related restrictions  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump threatened to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina …

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