The passing of Georgia Rep. John Lewis marks the end of an era – the last living speaker at the same 1963 march and rally where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech (ironically, Olivia de Havilland, the last living cast member of the Georgia-fictional Gone With The Wind, passed away nine days later).
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a major speech last week, outlining a new approach to dealing with China. For many years, American policymakers have assumed that as China became more prosperous, it would become freer, more open and a responsible member of the international community.
I’ve been reading today about the background of Judy Shelton, whom President Trump wants to appoint to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Right now I’m leaning somewhat in favor and trying to learn enough to be able to write an article about the potential appointment. I don’t know enough yet.
Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses a coronavirus vaccine and warns that the vaccine is not a cure all forever panacea. Atlas notes that the virus is not eliminated by having people work from home and we should end the lock downs, but protect the high risk people.
Hoover Institution economist Thomas Sowell has long made a case that it is not racism that makes Blacks on average poorer than other Americans.
Data concerning Nigerian immigrants and their children emphasize this point.
According to an article in Forbes, Dr. Fauci enjoys a high degree of trust regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. These poll results are not surprising since the media has embraced him with a startling zeal. Fauci has been ubiquitous on cable news and even got a magazine cover. Recently, he threw out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals.
President Trump is turning increasingly to executive action to push through his election-year agenda, buoyed by a Supreme Court ruling that the White House believes has expanded the president’s power of the pen.