COVID-19 Edition (Vol 2)

COVID-19 Edition (Vol 1)

  • CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands
  • Coronavirus’s Genetics Reveal its Global Travels
  • How the Coronavirus Revealed Authoritarianism’s Fatal Flaw: China’s use of surveillance and censorship makes it harder for Xi Jinping to know what’s going on in his own country.
  • It’s not overreacting to prepare for coronavirus. Here’s how. Five things you can do now to get ready for an outbreak.
  • Coronavirus: a globalisation inflection point? COVID–19 and the climate crisis have put a sudden brake on the rush towards globalisation. Can we create a new vision of global business amongst these crises?

I hear so much about how we are a divided nation. That’s not what I see. I see a nation that is pitching a fit like an indulged child trying to hold the household hostage through ultimatum: “I get exactly what I want – and everyone else gets screwed over!” Both Democrats and Republicans are exhibiting this obscene behavior.

For those who still read critically and think for themselves, consider Thomas Friedman’s latest Opinion piece.

As the sober, forward-thinking party, I believe Democrats have demonstrated how deep our bench is. Let’s stop thinking like Republicans who seem to believe they cannot live alongside different ideas. Let’s recognize and foster the ideological coalition that is naturally accreting.

(And no need to dumb it down or create a ridiculously reduced soundbite. Americans are smart enough to handle it. Besides, dictionaries still exist. For now.)