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Mark’s Covid Diary… May 25, 2020

Last year on Memorial Day, my son and I discovered a giant vernal pool teaming with tadpoles at Riverside Park, so we thought we’d go back today in hopes of finding more. While we didn’t find any frogs or tadpoles, there was plenty for us to talk about. Among other things, we saw a family […]

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“Doing what feels good — what’s convenient, what’s easy — that’s how little kids think.” – Barack Obama

You’ll find the complete transcript of Barack Obama’s speech to graduating high school seniors here, but these are the parts that most caught the attention of my family this evening. I share them as a reminder to everyone in the audience that real leadership still exists. We may lack leadership in the White House, but […]

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“I don’t take responsibility at all.” -President Donald Trump

When asked yesterday about his administration’s inept handling of the coronavirus pandemic, especially as relates to the manufacture and distribution of test kits, Donald Trump responded, “I don’t take responsibility at all,” insinuating that he’d been hamstrung by rules put in place to the Obama administration – a claim, by the way, that has been […]

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Coronavirus is now officially a pandemic. Here are ten things you should know.

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the global coronavirus outbreak had reached pandemic proportions, and Donald Trump, as you can read above, tweeted out that his administration was finally going to attempt a coordinated response. There are a number of things worth noting, but here are the first ten to come to mind. […]

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Tireless fighter of corruption, Donald Trump, commutes sentence of politician found guilty of attempting to sell a U.S. Senate seat

Back during Trump’s impeachment trial, the Republicans made the case that the President was a “corruption fighter.” That, they told us, was why he’d put the screws to the administration of Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine, in hopes of getting his administration to announce an investigation into Joe Biden. Well, today, Donald Trump, the anti-corruption champion, […]

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