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    Charlotte makes NYT front page on coronavirus

    NYT front-page, above the fold headline: Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States Three graphs down (empahsis mine): There is Donnie Hoover, a judge from Charlotte, N.C., who could not shake a dry cough that arrived in March. On the South Side of Chicago, LaShawn…
    Sam Hieb, April 8, 2020
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    Sweden offers interesting coronavirus approach

    John Fund and Joel Hay write for National Review Online about one Scandinavian country’s distinctive response to COVID-19. If the COVID-19 pandemic tails off in a few weeks, months before the alarmists claim it will, they will probably pivot immediately and pat themselves on the back for the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2020
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    Re: NYT calls out Guilford County for not staying home

    I have a confession to make–I read the print edition of the New York Times every day. It’s complicated; it involves a deal within the capitalist system with my local carrier. But somehow I missed this story, so hat tip to Rhino Times county editor Scott Yost for passing…
    Sam Hieb, April 6, 2020
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    2020 RNC-‘The Show Must Go On’

    By now you’ve probably heard the Democratic National Convention has been pushed back to August. Before the news broke, New York Times analyzed the status of both the DNC and the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled for late August in Charlotte. Far as the RNC is…
    Sam Hieb, April 3, 2020
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    Re: Medicare for all and coronavirus

    In the middle of an otherwise reasonable editorial on North Carolina legislators’ response to the coronavirus, the Winston-Salem Journal can’t help but get in a little dig (emphasis mine): This would also be a good time to conveniently forget all the weak excuses for not passing Medicaid expansion. Yesterday…
    Sam Hieb, April 1, 2020
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    Coronavirus and the billion-dollar GCS bond

    Funny —of all the things to think during this difficult time, I was thinking about the proposed $1.6 billion Guilford County Schools bond, which was set to go on the November ballot. My thought was the coronavirus could usher in a learn from home revolution, as some believe it will…
    Sam Hieb, March 31, 2020
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    Mecklenburg health director slams Charlotte’s lack of social distancing

    It was a beautiful morning yesterday, and I got out on my bike to take a little spin. I saw more than a few people know; some I just buzzed right by with a quick wave; I stopped for a quick chat with another couple, making sure to keep my…
    Sam Hieb, March 30, 2020
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    No way RNC will be canceled, says Trump

    President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity there is “no way” he will cancel the Republican National Convention, scheduled for August in Charlotte. Obviously the bigger concern in the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for mid-July in Milwaukee. NYT reports: Among the complicating factors are the uncertain…
    Sam Hieb, March 27, 2020