After Tuesday’s daylong Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court came a one-paragraph, unsigned opinion from her potential future colleagues: They granted the Trump administration’s effort to stop the counting for the decennial census, proving once again that the top bench — and who sits on it — matters immensely.
Every presidential election has unique aspects. In 2020, those are the current occupant of the White House and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s third nominee to the Supreme Court, could sit on the court for decades, participating in decisions about the meaning of the Constitution that Congress would find it difficult or impossible to undo.
Militias are in the news after last week’s events in Michigan. Members of the “Wolverine Watchmen” were among those arrested in the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended lives and disrupted the global economy. The sooner we can get a vaccine, the sooner we have a chance at returning to normal. That doesn’t mean we should needlessly rush it.
America has never faced an election like this.
“Making predictions is difficult, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra? Nope, it was Nobel Prize physicist Niels Bohr. I’m going to go out on the proverbial limb and make some predictions, based on what I hear from the current Law-and-Order President. I fervently hope I will be wrong, hugely wrong. This may cost me some support, but some things are too important to not do. It’s all based on observable fact.
The FBI on Sept. 22 warned that foreign hackers and cyber criminals using fake websites and social media could spread disinformation regarding the results of the 2020 elections to “discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions.”
In a year of tempests, the Seattle Storm’s decisive win against Las Vegas in Tuesday’s WNBA finals was a slice of brilliant blue sky.
Oh, how wrong I got it in the early pandemic days. I and everyone else.
Commentary: To get teachers back in the classroom, we need to know the costs of coronavirus health care
Teachers are a keystone of the nation’s economic recovery. We need to return to classrooms so that students can learn, and parents can return to work.