The last gasp of the Tea Party ends with Trump's boot in it's throat.
America will make it to the other side of this crisis, as it has after every other crisis. But the struggle will be a good deal harder, and the human cost a good deal higher, because we elected as president a man who is so damaged and so broken in so many ways.
It's more glaring than Pearl Harbor and 9/11"and it's all the fault of Donald Trump's leadership. read more
On the menu today: why leaders in the United States " and around the world " need to be honest with the public during this crisis, especially when it's uncomfortable; serious questions about senators' stock sales before the coronavirus hit; the importance of speed when it comes to economic aid; and the end of the era of political leaders as a form of entertainment.
It's not out of the question if Biden keeps looking out of touch and irrelevant. Democrats are publicly talking about "contingency options" for their July convention in Milwaukee in case the coronavirus persists in being a public-health threat. But privately, some are also talking about needing a Plan B if Joe Biden, their nominee apparent, continues to flounder. Some Democrats are openly talking up New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose profile has soared during the crisis, as a Biden stand-in. Yesterday, a Draft Cuomo 2020 account on Twitter announced that "Times have changed & we need Gov. Cuomo to be the nominee. Our next POTUS must be one w/an ability to lead thru this crisis."