In Kentucky, 521,592 People Have Applied For Unemployment Since March 16th.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Administration announced today that 521,592 people have filed for unemployment since March 16th.  Doing the math, it means that the unemployment rate in Kentucky is approximately 29.6% (87,900 plus 521,592/2,058,000 in workforce x 100).  As for how many have gotten unemployment compensation so far: Almost 157,000 Kentuckians have received unemployment insurance…

Showtime's “Desus & Mero” Book Joe Biden As Their Guest On Thursday, April 16th

Mark your calendars: Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is the current frontrunner to be the Democratic nominee in the upcoming presidential election, is set as a guest on the next all-new episode of Desus & Mero on Showtime, the network announced Tuesday. The interview will be done via remote video conferencing, as hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero continue to…

LIVE BLOG: COVID Taskforce Presser …”the authority is total” chapter B

LIVE BLOG below (presser likely will start 30-45 minutes late*) 5:00* 6:15 PM EDT Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing at The White House (in the Rose Garden) What fresh psychodrama is this? Will anyone ask Trump why his propaganda video clip from yesterday omitted February from the timeline? Drinking game: will a…

I'm Not Really a Dictator; I Just Play One on TV

While everyone is running around screaming that Trump’s acting unconstitutionally (which is is), they shouldn’t worry too much that Trump is effectively calling himself a dictator. He doesn’t really want to be a dictator; he just wants to play one on TV. Greg Sargent puts it this in his column in today’s WaPo: Here’s what…

Trump loves him some Captain Bligh or hydroxychloroqueeg

Which film version of Mutiny on the Bounty does Trump prefer (extra points if a reporter asks this during the COVID presser). The Mel Gibson version? Or is he only doing this to divert attention from the fictional Caine Mutiny. If we assume that the president can read (which, honestly, is a big "if"), bringing up "Mutiny…

New VCU Poll Has Joe Biden Beating Trump In Virginia 51-41

Some good news today out of Virginia courtesy of Virginia Commonwealth University’s latest poll: #Virginia Presidential Polling: Biden (D): 51% (+1)Trump (R): 41% (-3) Virginia Commonwealth University / April 8, 2020 / n=663 / MOE 4.5% / Telephone (% chg w 2016 Party Vote)https://t.co/fOBwW1Tb9W — Polling USA (@USA_Polling) April 14, 2020 Biden leads Trump by…

New OH Predictive Insights Poll Has Joe Biden Beating Trump In Arizona 52-43

Here’s the latest news out of Arizona today courtesy of OH Predictive Insights latest poll: As Arizona residents endure a stay-at-home order and thousands of people suffer from coronavirus, President Donald Trump continues to fall in a head-to-head matchup with former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden has expanded his lead over Trump in the April…

Trump believes that the Democrats were “artificially stopped” by COVID-19 (say what?)

Trump’s Al Haig moment came yesterday. Wound-up tight, he was. Sometimes we don’t know WTF he’s saying, like “the Democrats were ‘artificially stopped’ by COVID-19”, but yesterday the unhingery got real. Hard for networks to stop broadcasting his lies when he’s so damned self-destructive. Here's video of @PaulaReidCBS grilling Trump on what his administration did in the…

Bernie endorsed Biden, get over it, regardless of which side you were on

David Atkins attacks a “marxist” strawman in a Washington Monthly article, because moderates need to rationalize their reactionary acts. The after-action reports for 2020 should instead address the need to reconcile party unity even as it demonizes their respective biases. For example, “running against the Democratic party” was only a trope for those trying to defeat Sanders, especially in…