Virtuous Democrats begin their Convention today.
Associate solitary reporter Keith Coleman, a veteran Democratic operative, will be covering it for us, together with California-based associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman.
Both are virtuous people, and they always wear facial coverings in public, unlike Donald Trump. That, in and of itself, makes them virtuous.
Coleman always reads The New York Times, first thing.
Today, he took appropriate note of Peter Baker’s "Trump as Candidate: Racist Attacks, Conspiracy Theories, War on the Post Office,” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/us/politics/trump-election.html?referringSource=articleShare — which speaks for itself.
Coleman and Sherman have taken particular note that Trump, always intently focused on his relentless apprehension that he’ll be leaving the People’s White House shortly after noon on January 20, for Mar-a-Lago, has “elevated” a physician who is, essentially, a Coronavirus Denier, and his name is Dr. Scott Atlas (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/17/trump-scott-atlas-coronavirus-doctor-396741).
Scott Atlas thinks it’s better for schools to reopen, despite widespread criticisms from public health experts.
The very same Scott Atlas obviously thinks it’s no big deal that at the University of North Georgia, a party recently took place where very, very few people were wearing appropriate facial protection (see https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/17/us/university-north-georgia-packed-party/index.html).
That’s when associate solitary reporter John Speranza, a native of Sicily, immediately texted us to remind us that famed bodybuilder Charles Atlas, born Angelo Siciliano in Acri, Costenza, Sicily, is no relation to Scott Atlas, who is now on Trump’s staff (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Atlas).
And Scott Atlas seemingly ignores the well-documented evidence that thousands, likely hundreds of thousands, of Americans, no doubt many of them Trump voters, have become increasingly depressed, because they are CoronaVirus deniers (https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/16/health/pandemic-covid-19-denial-mental-health-wellness/index.html).
Even including Son-in-Law-in-Chief Jared Kushner, who, when interviewed by veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, was ever so much more interested in hyping recent developments in the
Middle East — that is, the exchange of good wishes between Israeli prime minister Bibi Netanyahu and
خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان (Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates) — than in discussing his father-in-law’s recent reversion to Birtherism when Trump said that Future Vice President Kamala Harris, born in Oakland, California, in these here United States of America, is not eligible to serve as Vice President (https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/08/14/jared-kushner-trump-kamala-harris-birtherism-amanpour-intv-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) may, according to our Chief Congressional Correspondent, associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, urge his GOP colleagues in the House to quarantine at home rather than return to their jobs as Representatives, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) calls the House back into Session to pass badly needed legislation to curb Trump’s relentless attack on the United States Postal Service (https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2020/08/17/dems-crank-up-the-heat-on-the-postmaster-general-490094).