With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks. Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.
President Biden/Biden Administration:
Oh, Nooooooo! Not the lightbulbs! FREEEEEEEEDUM!
Biden administration proposes lightbulb efficiency rule, reversing Trump
The Redheaded Badass:
Merrick Garland/Voting Rights:
DOJ sues Texas in voting rights lawsuit, alleging discrimination against Black and Latino voters
Cruise ship with at least 17 coronavirus cases aboard docks in New Orleans
Should’ve Gotten the Jabs:
The most-vaccinated big counties in America are beating the worst of the coronavirus
Much has been made of the gap between more-vaccinated and less-vaccinated states or red counties and blue counties. The difference is even starker in big counties with overwhelming adoption of the vaccines.
About 1 in 420 Americans has died of covid-19, according to official data. And we’re still averaging more than 1,000 deaths per day.
But in certain areas — and indeed in many areas in which the population is much more tightly packed and the coronavirus could transmit more easily — the story is far less grim. A big reason: widespread vaccination. Death rates are far below the national average in the most-vaccinated, often-urban areas.WAPO:
Nearly Every State Has 70 Percent of ICU Beds or More in Use as COVID Cases Climb
American Taliban/MAGAts/Wing Nuts/GUNZ:
The Former Guy:
Donald Trump’s New Media Company Now Under SEC Scrutiny Over Stock Trading
Medina Spirit, horse that failed drug test after 2021 Kentucky Derby victory, dies during workout
The 3-year-old colt collapsed while training at the Santa Anita horse racing track.