Saturday, March 07, 2020

Weekend Reading: The Better Late than Never Edition

This post is going up late this weekend because I was busy on Friday night. I could have skipped my rollerblade and posted instead, I guess, but that's silly talk.

Anyway, I do have some links for you this week:

Zach Carter wrote in the Huffington Post about how Elizabeth Warren has changed the Democratic party. If you, like me, are still mourning her exit from the race, read this and feel a little better.

Connie Schultz wrote a wonderful piece on the pain of how this turned out.

I recommended this in my last post, but it is worth pointing out her, too: I found this Washington Post profile of a white woman in Augusta, GA, who had always voted Republican until Trump really thought-provoking. What would change if women like her truly abandoned the Republican party? What would it take for that to happen?

Ezra Klein wrote a very good piece on the problem with the Sanders campaign treating other Democrats like the enemy.

In recommended listening: I am about 3/4 of the way through this discussion between Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias about what a Sanders or Biden presidency might be like, and I am finding it very useful.

If you, like me, weren't really sure what the big deal was a bout a judge stating the obvious and saying that AG Barr's word can't be trusted, Talking Points Memo has an explainer for us.

This article about what has gone wrong with getting tests for coronovirus is interesting... but I think we won't really know what happened unless the scientists at the CDC and FDA start talking.

I don't have a link for this but I want to say something about the coronavirus situation. I do think that something has gone terribly wrong in our Federal level response, and my guess is that it is going to come down to a lack of ability of political will to force collaboration between the various Federal agencies. Maybe we'll get the story at some point, maybe we won't. But please remember that a large part of the response is being driven by state and local public health employees, who are not incompetent and are not being muzzled by Trump's political desires. They are doing good work to slow this outbreak.

That's all I have because I've been taking a bit of a break from Twitter and reading less.

Here's some bunnies for you:

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