The US carrier says it will ask for government help to survive during the coronavirus downturn.
Craig CalhounLet’s see. Profits are justified by risk to investors. American Airlines made nearly $3 billion last year and gave nearly half to investors in dividends. But now American Airlines seeks $12bn from the taxpayers in order to protect the investors. Hmm.
The pandemic has begun to sweep through New York City’s medical ranks, and anxiety is growing among normally dispassionate medical professionals.
Craig CalhounHealth care workers are heroes who need and deserve much more support at all levels, federal, state, and local. And for that matter, from businesses, including those that have made large profits in the health care sector.
Scrutiny falls on the Republican intelligence committee chair for selling shares before a market crash.
Craig CalhounIt’s probably good journalistic practice to say ‘alleged’ but in fact the reality is pretty obvious. Burr violated ethics, public trust, and probably law.
Coronavirus: US senator probed for alleged insider trading - reports
Despite hundreds of Covid-19 cases, the governor has refused to order shelter-in-place and has barred localities from acting on their own
Craig CalhounThanks to its right-wing and often anti-knowledge governor and legislature, my beautiful state of Arizona lags sadly lags behind on many fronts - and now public health and saving lives can be added to the list. Change in November?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, has become the target of claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.
Craig CalhounBeen chatting with friends about the likelihood of this for weeks, but I'm really sad to see it happen. I hope (for no good reason, I know) Trump resists getting rid of yet another expert.
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
The president says he is considering quarantining the state, but its governor expresses concern.
Craig CalhounWhether this would have been a good idea or not, it is late. In fact, it would have been more helpful if NY had been quarantined before New Yorker @realDonaldTrump ran for president.
Coronavirus: Trump 'considering quarantine on New York'
With the odds of winning long, some Democrats wonder why Bernie Sanders is still in the presidential race. He’s still pushing his agenda, though it’s not clear who’s listening.
Craig CalhounThis ran on p 23 of my print edition. It ask who is listening but fails to ask whether media are reporting fairly on calls for universal health insurance and job protection.
As Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds, Sanders Sees a Moment That Matches His Ideas
As births drop, deaths accelerate and immigration slows, the country is closer than ever to an overall decline.
Craig CalhounI hope America is not following Japan in growing old, having fewer children and refusing to embrace immigrants, hoping that technology provides for care and prosperity.
Even Before Coronavirus, America’s Population Was Growing at Slowest Rate Since 1919