Sunday, September 27, 2020

Links 9/27/2020

Why isn’t Donald Trumpeting His Foreign Policy Record?

The Trump team are more than skilled enough to manipulate their presentation of foreign achievements as successes if not triumphs.

Ponds, Beaver Ponds, Arctic and Antarctic Ponds, and Walden Pond

“Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.”

Naked Capitalism: Commentary That Has a Bite

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Links 9/26/2020

These Secret Safety Panels Will Pick the COVID Vaccine Winners

A small, secret panel of experts is tasked with reviewing crucial data on the safety and effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines that U.S. taxpayers have helped fund, including products from Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and others.

Bravo! Hit Our Third Fundraiser Target, On Our Way to the Fourth: Guest Bloggers

Dig deep to help meet our fourth target: rewarding Lambert, Jerri-Lynn, and John Siman.

2:00PM Water Cooler 9/25/2020

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The Resilience of Naked Capitalism

Regular reader and sometimes contributor Ignacio describes how much Naked Capitalism meant to him during the lockdown.

Andrew Cuomo Says NY Officials Will Do Separate Review of Any COVID-19 Vaccine

New York state governor Andrew Cuomo steps into the debate over approval of covid-19 vaccine and will appoint panel to set NY distribution.

Links 9/25/2020

Continued Tight UK Self-Isolation Rules Continue to Hammer Tourism Sector

UK government unlikely to relax 14-day self-isolation requirement for returning travelers while COVID-19 infections constinue to spike.

Derision, Disbelief After Iowa Meatpacking Plant Where Hundreds Caught Coronavirus Fined Just $957

Iowa regulators issuer their first deriory $957 fine against a meatpacking plant that was the site of one of Iowa’s first COVID-19 hotspots.

Why Trump’s Promise to Save Manufacturing Was One He Never Intended to Keep

Trump’s promise to save manufacturing jobs and rebuild infrastructure was all bluster, no surprise from the man known for stiffing workers.

Hooray! Met Our Second Target Quickly! On to the Third: Continuing Expanded News Coverage and Maybe Meetups

The Naked Captialism fundraiser keeps hitting its goals. The latest to continue to provide our more extensive Links section.