Usher’s News & Analysis for Dec. 2, 2020

I wish people would stop making political calculations and would just do what should have been done in the first place, which was not approach the virus with some libertarian bent but with an eye to killing it by depriving it of new carriers and victims.

L.A. County tightens COVID-19 restrictions ...: What you need to know


Not a progressive in sight; all liberals:

Biden Names a Liberal Economic Team With the Pandemic Threatening Workers

It could be worse.


Unlike Mitch McConnell and his ilk:

On Monday, Ms Freeland defended the record deficit as affordable - thanks to low interest rates - and necessary for Canada's economy. "As we have learned from previous recessions, the risk of providing too little support now outweighs that of providing too much," she said. "We will not repeat the mistakes of the years following the Great Recession of 2008."

Canada unveils largest economic relief package since WW2


People who whitewash ethnocracy shouldn't be throwing stones. They also shouldn't be conflating right-wing-Israeli Zionism with Semitism.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib scrubs anti-Semitic tweet from profile

One state under a full democracy with totally equal rights for Arabs and Jews is the only solution in sight.


It hasn't been that they couldn't make the case. It's been that they haven't wanted to. To make the case properly, a case that would stand, they wouldn't have been able to remain political Russophobes. They would have been required to go after neoconservatism itself.

Barr appoints special counsel in Russia probe investigation


Pandemic pikers:

... ray of hope came Tuesday in the form of a $908 billion proposal from a bipartisan group of nine senators and representatives, including Virginia’s Sen. Mark R. Warner (D). The package would address crucial areas, including a four-month extension of $300-per-week unemployment benefits (total cost: $180 billion); another round of aid to small businesses ($288 billion); funds for state, local and tribal governments ($160 billion); schools ($82 billion); health care and vaccines ($51 billion combined).

There’s a ray of hope the Senate could at last secure bipartisan pandemic aid

If the Georgians hand the US Senate back to the Mitch McConnell Republicans, the US will get what it deserves: further traumatized and radicalized middle and lower classes.


Good.

France drops part of controversial bill to ban filming of police