Steve August 14, 2020

“Young people twice as likely to refuse a coronavirus vaccine, study shows”  The Telegraph, 9 August 2020 “Survey sparks concern over misconceptions about vaccines and scepticism about science”  The Guardian, 9 August 2020 “About one in six people (16 per cent) said they would reject [the vaccine], or are likely to.” The Independent, 9 August […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Now we know why Tweety McTreason said that Florida’s mail-in voting is ‘beautiful’ while continually attacking the entire concept of absentee voting for the rest of us. Tweety McTreason, whose campaign has tried to thwart mail-in voting, has requested an absentee ballot that will allow him to cast a Florida primary ballot via the U.S. […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the U.S. Senate for the rest of August on Thursday after failing to come anywhere close to approving another Covid-19 relief package, leaving tens of millions of out-of-work, hungry, and eviction-prone Americans without additional financial aid as the pandemic and economic crisis continue with no end in sight. “During […]

Steve August 14, 2020

“The Iran-Contra Scandal Ends In a Whimper” February 1, 1994 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Unlike Watergate, in which the resigna­tion of the president created an ending of sorts, there is no suc­cessful conclusion to the Iran-contra scandal that tore the government to pieces during the mid 1980s. The release last week of the report of the […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Showtime! The Theater of Politics July 24, 1984 SAN FRANCISCO — Thursday, July 12, 7 a.m. Arrived from Newark three hours ago. I should be thinking about politics as theater. Again? Is it three hours earlier or 15 years ago? Did I ever believe the medium was the message? Consider spectacle (authoritarian, hierar­chical, scripted) versus […]

Steve August 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate has won widespread praise from rank-and-file Democrats who have hailed her as a historic, trail-blazing choice. But Democratic candidates running in some crucial races see Biden’s choice of a Black and Indian woman as something more important: a new motivating factor in their […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Rent the Runway plan to shut all of its stores for good, the company announced on Friday. The clothing rental service told CNBC it is making the decision in order to focus its investments on digital and adding more drop boxes for customers. Its New York City flagship will be turned into a permanent drop-off […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Despite warnings about obesity and unhealthy diets, American kids and adolescents are eating even more fast food. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that children and adolescents got 13.8 percent of their daily calories from fast food in 2015 to 2018, up from 12.4 percent in 2011 to 2012. […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Aug. 14 (UPI) — More than one-third of children and adolescents across the United States eat fast food each day, according to new figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2018, 36% of young people ate fast food every day, an increase from 34% in 2011, researchers said. Up to 14% […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening. We’ll have another update for you tomorrow morning. 1. Holidaymakers in race to return to UK Thousands of British tourists are scrambling to get back to the UK before a 14-day quarantine is enforced from countries including France and the […]