Sweet Cherries, Bitter Politics: Two Farm Stands and the Nation’s Divides

Opposing views of mask requirements have rippled across a Michigan County, even influencing where people buy their fruit.

#antrim-county-mich, #cherries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #michigan, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #whitmer-gretchen

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Canadian Company Defies Michigan Order to Shut Down Oil Pipeline

Canada’s government has backed the pipeline owner in the dispute with Michigan’s governor, an ally of President Biden, complicating U.S.-Canadian relations.

#alberta-canada, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #conservative-party-canada, #enbridge-inc, #michigan, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #trudeau-justin, #whitmer-gretchen

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How a Very Weird Quirk Might Let Michigan Republicans Limit Voting Rights

State Republicans are pushing a voting law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said she will veto. But a rarely used option for a voter-driven petition could allow the G.O.P. to circumvent her veto.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #democratic-party, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #law-and-legislation, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #whitmer-gretchen

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Surging Virus Has Michigan’s Whitmer at Loggerheads With Biden

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleads for more coronavirus vaccine, the Biden administration on Monday urged her to shut Michigan down, something she wants to avoid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #michigan, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle, #whitmer-gretchen

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Michigan’s Virus Cases Are Out of Control, Putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Bind

Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, locked down her state over the din of protests last year. Now she is trying a different approach, appealing to personal responsibility.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #michigan, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whitmer-gretchen

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Michigan G.O.P. Chair Is Criticized After Calling State’s Top Democrats ‘Witches’

Ron Weiser, who leads the state’s Republican Party, was swiftly denounced after a video surfaced in which he also joked about assassination when discussing two G.O.P. congressmen.

#benson-jocelyn, #meijer-peter, #michigan, #nessel-dana, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #upton-fred, #weiser-ron-1945, #whitmer-gretchen

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‘Its Own Domestic Army’: How the G.O.P. Allied Itself With Militants

Actions taken by paramilitary groups in Michigan last year, emboldened by President Donald J. Trump, signaled a profound shift in Republican politics and a national crisis in the making.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shirkey-michael-j, #shutdowns-institutional, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #whites, #whitmer-gretchen

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Member of Extremist Group to Plead Guilty in Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

Ty G. Garbin, a 25-year-old airplane mechanic, agreed to plead guilty and to testify against the other five defendants charged in federal court in Western Michigan.

#kidnapping-and-hostages, #michigan, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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States Brace for Armed Protests in Wake of U.S. Capitol Attack

State officials are activating National Guard troops and closing off Capitol grounds in response to F.B.I. warnings that armed protesters are preparing to act.

#california, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #michigan, #national-guard, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #whitmer-gretchen

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Has Trump’s Reckoning Come Too Late?

Finally the world agrees that Trump is exactly the man his fiercest critics said he was. But has the reckoning come too late?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #constitution-us, #de-blasio-bill, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #homeland-security-department, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #impeachment, #inaugurations, #meijer-peter, #mussolini-benito, #pence-mike, #raskin-jamie-1962, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-organization, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #trump-melania, #whitmer-gretchen

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What’s Fauci Reading? We Take Another Look at Celebrity Bookshelves

This year is finally coming to an end, so here is one last peek at the books behind Chris Rock, Jeff Bezos, Jemele Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #books-and-literature, #fauci-anthony-s, #hill-jemele, #louis-dreyfus-julia, #perez-rosie, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rice-susan-e, #rock-chris, #whitmer-gretchen

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After a ‘Covid Semester,’ the University of Michigan Gets Tougher on the Virus

Like many big state universities, it tried to open with some semblance of normalcy. Outbreaks ensued.

#ann-arbor-mich, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #schlissel-mark-s, #university-of-michigan, #whitmer-gretchen

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Time Runs Out for a U.S.-Canada Oil Pipeline

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan said the state would shut down a line between her state and Ontario that has been operating since the 1950s.

#environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #michigan, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #whitmer-gretchen

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How Joe Biden Won the Presidency

Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #delaware, #democratic-party, #duckworth-l-tammy, #dunn-anita, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-kamala-d, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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F.B.I. Arrests Michigan Men Tied to White Supremacist Group

Two members of the Base, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi group, were accused of trying to threaten a host of a podcast that describes itself as “confronting white nationalism.”

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #michigan, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whitmer-gretchen

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Far-Right Groups Are Behind Most U.S. Terrorist Attacks, Report Finds

White supremacist groups have carried out a majority of “terrorist plots and attacks” this year, according to a report by a think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

#boogaloo-movement, #center-for-strategic-and-international-studies, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism, #united-states, #whitmer-gretchen

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Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking Tulsa Mayor Before Trump Rally

Adam Maxwell Donn, 40, of Norfolk, Va., sent dozens of harassing and threatening emails to try to get President Trump’s campaign rally canceled, officials said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harris-kamala-d, #norfolk-va, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #whitmer-gretchen

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‘Lock Them All Up’: Trump’s Whitmer Attack Fits a Damaging Pattern

Since returning to the campaign trail, the president has drawn only more attention to his difficulties with women and older voters by minimizing the pandemic and targeting female leaders.

#michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whitmer-gretchen

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Donald Trump’s Support of Extremism and Conspiracy Theories

Violent extremists and conspiracy theorists found their tribune in Donald Trump.

#clinton-hillary-rodham, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fauci-anthony-s, #kelly-megyn, #mass-shootings, #obama-barack, #omar-ilhan, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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Kidnapping Plot Against Whitmer Becomes Part of Michigan Politics

The F.B.I. and state authorities last week arrested 13 men in connection with a domestic terrorism plot directed against the first-term governor.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #michigan, #nessel-dana, #presidential-election-of-2020, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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Why Michigan Is Considered ‘Fertile’ Ground for Anti-Government Extremists

With its fervent gun culture and its gaping differences between urban and rural populations, Michigan has seen its divisions grow ever wider since at least the 1990s.

#boogaloo-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #michigan, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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What We Know About the Alleged Plot to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor

The group charged with planning the kidnapping met repeatedly over the summer for firearms training and combat drills, the F.B.I. said.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #michigan, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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Trump Lashes Out at His Aides With Calls to Indict Political Rivals

The pressure on his top administration officials to take action came as President Trump bristled at the restraints of his illness.

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #conley-sean-patrick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dexamethasone-drug, #mcconnell-mitch, #obama-barack, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020, #whitmer-gretchen

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Facebook and the Group That Planned to Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer

Extremist groups and conspiracy theorists like to connect with each other just like everyone else.

#buzzfeed-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whitmer-gretchen, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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The Plot Against Gretchen Whitmer Shows the Danger of Private Militias

These groups have no constitutional right to exist.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #michigan, #militias, #oath-keepers, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #whitmer-gretchen

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F.B.I. Says a Michigan Militia Plotted to Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Six men had been discussing taking Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, hostage since at least the summer, the F.B.I. said.

#michigan, #whitmer-gretchen

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In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Some Cracks Emerge in the Pro-Trump Wall

President Trump is likely to win again in rural northern Michigan, a key to his surprise victory in the state in 2016. But can he pile up the same margin in 2020? Some have their doubts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #upper-peninsula-mich, #whitmer-gretchen

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Most of $600 Million Settlement in Flint Water Crisis Will Go to Children

The settlement still needs federal court approval, but Flint residents were being cautiously optimistic after the drawn-out crisis: “I just want it to be over.”

#flint-mich, #lead, #water, #water-pollution, #whitmer-gretchen

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Gretchen Whitmer Speaks to The Times

Ms. Whitmer, the governor of Michigan and a contender on Joe Biden’s short list for V.P., spoke with The Times ahead of her speech on Monday night at the Democratic National Convention.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #whitmer-gretchen

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A Full Guide to Night 1 of Democratic Convention

Michelle Obama will appear, and Democrats will see whether there’s an anti-Trump consensus or a mishmash of messaging, with speakers ranging ideologically from Bernie Sanders to John Kasich.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #kasich-john-r, #obama-michelle, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sanders-bernard, #whitmer-gretchen

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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Michelle Obama will appear, and Democrats will see whether there’s an anti-Trump consensus or a mishmash of messaging, with speakers ranging ideologically from Bernie Sanders to John Kasich.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #kasich-john-r, #obama-michelle, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sanders-bernard, #whitmer-gretchen

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Biden’s V.P. Pick Is Said to Be Imminent

Joe Biden’s advisers are planning an announcement for the middle of the week as his search concludes, people briefed on the selection process said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rice-susan-e, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #whitmer-gretchen

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Michigan Democrats Hesitate on Whitmer as V.P.: ‘Selfishly, We Need Her Here’

She is suddenly on Joe Biden’s shortlist. Can Michigan afford to lose her?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #whitmer-gretchen

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Karen Bass, Susan Rice Rise As Biden’s Search for V.P. Nears End

Two women, Representative Karen Bass and Susan Rice, the former national security adviser, are among the most formidable contenders on Joe Biden’s list.

#bass-karen-ruth, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #demings-val, #democratic-party, #duckworth-l-tammy, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rice-susan-e, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #warren-elizabeth, #whitmer-gretchen

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Trump vs. the Women Who Lead Michigan: A Battle With 2020 Implications

The president has picked fights with Michigan’s governor, attorney general and secretary of state over voting rights and the coronavirus. They haven’t backed down.

#absentee-voting, #benson-jocelyn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #michigan, #nessel-dana, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #whitmer-gretchen, #women-and-girls

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Biden Is Getting a Lot of Advice on His V.P. Here’s What Voters Think.

A large majority of voters say race should not be a factor in his decision, and none of the best-known candidates has emerged as a favorite.

#abrams-stacey-y, #asian-americans, #baldwin-tammy-suzanne-green, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #duckworth-l-tammy, #harris-kamala-d, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #warren-elizabeth, #whitmer-gretchen, #women-and-girls

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Who’s in the Running to Be Joe Biden’s Vice President?

Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.

#abrams-stacey-y, #baldwin-tammy-suzanne-green, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #demings-val, #duckworth-l-tammy, #grisham-michelle-lujan, #harris-kamala-d, #hassan-margaret, #klobuchar-amy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raimondo-gina-m, #rice-susan-e, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth, #whitmer-gretchen

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Inside Biden’s Vice-Presidential Search: Who’s on the List and Where It Stands

The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.

#abrams-stacey-y, #baldwin-tammy-suzanne-green, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #demings-val, #democratic-party, #duckworth-l-tammy, #grisham-michelle-lujan, #harris-kamala-d, #klobuchar-amy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rice-susan-e, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #warren-elizabeth, #whitmer-gretchen, #women-and-girls

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In Seeking to Hold Michigan, Trump Can Be His Own Worst Enemy

The state provides a case study in how the president’s impulsive and insulting statements can undermine his push for re-election.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #dingell-deborah, #dingell-john-d-jr, #michigan, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upton-fred, #whitmer-gretchen

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The Michigan Dam Failures Are a Warning

Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #great-lakes, #infrastructure-public-works, #levees-and-dams, #michigan, #rain, #trump-donald-j, #whitmer-gretchen

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Michigan Governor Says Husband’s Request Was ‘Failed Attempt at Humor’

A business owner said Marc Mallory had pointed out that he was married to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer while asking if the company could move his boat sooner.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #mallory-marc-1960, #michigan, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences, #whitmer-gretchen

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In This Election, It’s the Remote Against the Exposed

Those facing the greatest dangers will decide the outcome.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kemp-brian-p, #krugman-paul, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states, #whitmer-gretchen

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‘Credible Threats’ to Kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Lead to Charges, Police Say

Robert S. Tesh made “credible threats” via social media messages to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, the authorities said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #detroit-mich, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #michigan, #nessel-dana, #robert-tesh, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #whitmer-gretchen

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Biden on Assault Allegation: ‘I Wouldn’t Vote for Me if I Believed Tara Reade’

Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Americans should “vote their heart,” but also sharpened his criticism of Ms. Reade’s claim. And he made appearances on Thursday with two women in the running to be his vice president.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #lamont-ned, #mayors, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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In 3 Key States That Elected Trump, Bitter Divisions on Reopening

With Democratic governors and Republican legislatures, ending stay-at-home orders mixes health guidance and partisan politics.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #evers-tony-1951, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen, #wisconsin, #wolf-thomas-w

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In Meetings With Governors and Mayors, Biden Seeks Mantle of a Leader

The former vice president held virtual meetings with the governors of Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey on Thursday and sought to align himself with leaders on the local level.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #lamont-ned, #mayors, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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State and Federal Agencies Use Pandemic to Stifle Oversight

Ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests during the crisis damages democracy.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #buzzfeed-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #freedom-of-information-act, #google-inc, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-and-human-services-department, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #raimondo-gina-m, #sununu-christopher-t-1974, #ventilators-medical, #whitmer-gretchen

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The Governor and the Protester

She ordered Michigan to stay on lockdown through mid-May. He thinks the measures are too extreme.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #michigan, #quarantines, #whitmer-gretchen

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A Constitutional Right to Literacy for Detroit’s Kids?

They deserve better schools, but the courts don’t offer much hope.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #detroit-mich, #education-k-12, #illiteracy, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #snyder-richard-dale, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #whitmer-gretchen

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The Cold Calculations America’s Leaders Will Have to Make Before Reopening

With no vaccine or cure, the president, governors, mayors and county executives will have to decide how many deaths would be acceptable to restore a shattered economy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emanuel-ezekiel-j, #emanuel-rahm, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #whitmer-gretchen

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