Category: Politics

Dr. Fauci says his daughters need security as family continues to get death threats

White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that he and his family have required continued security in the face of harassment and death threats from people angry over his guidance on the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been assigned a beefed up security team since at least early April after he and his family received serious threats over his work to mitigate the spread of the virus. Read More: cnbc.com

Social Programs Can Sometimes Turn a Profit for Taxpayers

Young people have more years to pay into the tax system, and government safety net programs generally seem to do a better job at raising the earning ability of children and young adults than they do for older people. Thanks to the new study, we know that some of those dollars come indirectly from social programs that have funneled revenue into government coffers. Read More: nytimes.com

Do Safe Storage Gun Laws Prevent Gun Violence?

Some gun rights groups oppose safe storage laws over concerns that these storage devices prevent quick access to weapons for self-defense. Democrats have introduced bills in the U.S. House and Senate that would set federal standards for safe gun storage, as well as give states incentives to create and implement safe gun storage laws. Read More: kunc.org

Remington Arms, oldest gun-maker in U.S., declares bankruptcy

Gun manufacturer Remington Arms Company filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday despite a recent surge in sales amid the coronavirus pandemic and anti-racism protests, per the Wall Street Journal. Its chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Decatur, Ala., marks the second time since 2018 that it’s filed for bankruptcy. Read More: axios.com

US coronavirus death toll surpasses number of American service members who died in World War I

The U.S. coronavirus death toll on Tuesday surpassed the number of U.S. service members who died in World War I. As of Tuesday, the death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus surpassed 116,700, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 fatalities is roughly 200 more than the 116,516 U.S. service members who died in World War I, according to Department of Veterans Affairs data. Read More: thehill.com

MAGA Fails

Trump Lies Again: Fails on MAGA Promise

Put aside the fact that America was never in need of being great “again” – we all know now it was really never that bad. Put aside the fact that his approval ratings are in a nose dive and his poll numbers lag Biden. The snowball effect of one Trumpism after another has taken it’s toll on American pride. I am definitely angry that Trump has single handily drug us down as a country – both internationally and domestically. I for one am embarrassed to be an American and can only hope our next president can repair the damage.

HHS rolls back Obama-era transgender health care protections

The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule on Friday to reverse protections for transgender people established under the Affordable Care Act. HHS did not respond to a request for comment on how the new rule could affect transgender and LGBTQ people seeking health care as COVID-19 persists. Read More: axios.com

‘This is not hunting.’

PRESIDENT TRUMP TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR HUNTERS TO KILL BEARS AND WOLVES IN DENALI AND OTHER NATIONAL PARKS IN ALASKA: Hunters will soon be allowed to venture into national preserves in Alaska and engage in practices that conservation groups say are reprehensible: baiting hibernating bears from their dens with doughnuts to kill them and using artificial light such as headlamps to scurry into wolf dens to slaughter mothers and their pups. CORRECTION: An earlier headline and the first paragraph in this story said a new rule change by the Trump administration on hunting bears and wolves in Alaska applied to national parks. Read More: washingtonpost.com