In the last week, the United States has had 1.1 million new COVID-19 cases and 8,244 new deaths, according to the CDC. Measuring the hospitalization rate nationwide is difficult because not all states collect similar data…
...but if you look at local coverage, you can see where hospitals and health-care workers feel squeezed: Abilene, Texas; Akron, Ohio; Wausau, Wis; One-third of hospitals in Colorado.
Cases are increasing dramatically in pretty much every state and territory, so you can toss out any narrative of wise blue-state governors and foolish red-state governors, or vice versa.
As you read about the current spike in cases and rise in daily new deaths, please keep track of who confidently assured you, at some point in the past nine months, that we were “on the verge of herd immunity” and make decisions accordingly.

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20 Nov
If you still have more faith in Giuliani & Powell than everyone who says they’re serving up nonsense, don’t take my word for it. Every court document that is filed in relation to the election gets posted online. DemocracyDocket does it pretty quick.
You can read through all of the suits, motions, affidavits, appeals, and in some cases, oral arguments; everything is right there in black and white.
You can see that the Trump campaign’s lawyers are not making the same claims of massive widespread fraud and voter alteration in court that Giuliani and Powell made yesterday.
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20 Nov
If you put your faith in Trump’s claim of a presidential election stolen through massive alteration of votes through the use of voting software, and the legal skills of Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, I am sorry to tell you that you have been conned.
Dominion Voting Systems works in 28 states and ran elections in Ohio, Florida, and other states that Trump won. In Florida, which Trump won by a wider margin than expected, the division of elections certified their systems as safe, secure, and effective.
That division answers to the Florida Secretary of State, Laurel Lee, who is a former assistant U.S. attorney and former judge appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019.
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20 Nov
Obama writes of Israel & the Palestinians, "I thought it was reasonable to ask the stronger party to take a bigger first step in the direction of peace.” This explains a lot about how Obama sees the world, and why his negotiations hit walls so frequently.
Powerful people and institutions did not become powerful by giving away something for nothing.
What’s more, the uniquely vulnerable position Israel occupies — the threats it has faced on all sides for its entire existence — meant the Israelis didn’t necessarily feel like the stronger party.
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19 Nov
I’m not going to tell anyone what to do with their Thanksgiving plans. For many people it’s been a miserable and lonely year, and they’re not going to want to hear that they shouldn’t see their friends and family on the biggest travel week of the year.
Lord knows, no one is going to listen to the likes of Gavin Newsom on decisions like this.
But considering the skyrocketing rate of new cases, if you have the chance to get tested for the virus, you might want to take that opportunity before you see your elderly aunts and uncles or grandparents.
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19 Nov
Today’s Morning Jolt leads off with a dramatic turn of events with the Wayne County, Michigan Board of Canvassers… again.
As noted yesterday, even if the county board had stalemated or been unable to certify the results, the whole matter would automatically be transferred to the State Board of Canvassers to evaluate for themselves.
That said, at least one member of the state board is not shrugging off allegations of improprieties: Norm Shinkle, who also serves as chairman of Michigan’s eighth congressional district Republican Committee.
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18 Nov
Over in City Journal, Guy Sorman writes that, “the South Korean people may like or dislike their government, but they trust that it makes rational choices,” and I just feel this pang of envy.
Over here we have localities instituting curfews (apparently the virus is like a vampire and more active at night), governors banning sales of paint, police cite people for sitting in their cars at the beach…
… and the New York City Health Department issues the guidance, “Be creative with sexual positions and physical barriers, like walls, that allow sexual contact while preventing close face to face contact.”
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