There is no single reason for the surges. In some cases, more testing has revealed more cases. In others, local outbreaks are big enough to push statewide tallies higher. But experts think at least some are due to lifting stay-at-home orders, school and business closures, and other restrictions put in place during the spring to stem the virus’s spread. The virus is also gradually fanning out. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Lockdown Fatigue: Governors Assert They’re Well-Equipped for Wave of New Cases
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Could Tim Scott—or Jeff Flake, Susan Collins, or Lisa Murkowski—doom Farr’s nomination as well? Flake has said he would not vote for any judicial nominee until a bill protecting special counsel Robert Mueller is voted on (that seems unlikely to happen). Then there are the Republican senators up for re-election in 2020 in swing states; they, too, might draw the line at the “vote-suppressor in chief,” as NAACP calls him. … [Read more...] about Thomas Farr Devised Ways to Keep Black People From Voting. Mitch McConnell Wants to Make Him a Judge.
“I’ve got to question the motive of it, of why they come after us? It’s like they’re trying to take one bad thing from us, slavery, and they ignore the progress that was made before the war. They try to make us the villain. I’ve got a question: Is it just a hatred of Southerners?” … [Read more...] about 1 Confederate flag is furled, but others still fly
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019, file photo, Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie communicates with players during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina, in Columbia, S.C. McCallie won’t return for a 14th season as Duke’s women’s basketball coach. McCallie announced her departure in a 6-minute video posted Thursday, July 2, 2020, on the program’s Twitter account. She said she was “choosing to step away” as coach, saying she wanted to bring “clarity” instead of uncertainty as she entered the final year of her contract. less … [Read more...] about McCallie won’t return as Duke’s women’s basketball coach
“It’s about time we find the common ground and the common purpose to deal with the ugly past and make sure that generations ahead do not have to continue to mark disparities,” Booker said on Wednesday. “Decades of living in a community where you see how deeply unfair to this nation is to so many people, who struggle who work hard, who do everything right but still find lead in their water, Superfund in neighborhood schools that don’t serve their genius.” … [Read more...] about Sen. Cory Booker Call For Slavery Reparations Amid Juneteenth Day Celebrations