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    In discussion with MSNBC, two Republican strategists, Steve Schmidt and Stuart Stevens, Schmidt explained that after having to deal with the likes of Sarah Palin on Sen. John McCain’s bid for the presidency, he really hoped the GOP wouldn’t make the mistake again of choosing someone so clearly ill-equipped. But then there was President Donald Trump. He explained that Trump’s decision to go at it alone over the coronavirus stimulus was a clear indication that he is desperate and losing. “Donald Trump is cornered in his Bedminster Golf Club and he stood there yesterday signing unconstitutional executive orders, engaging in nonsense, nonsequiturs, nonsense, gibberish, proclaiming himself a victim to a half-drunk Saturday crowd of golfers assembled there, people that pay...
    Many Americans are struggling to meet their credit card mills during the pandemic.zenstock | iStock | Getty Images Amid one of the worst downturns in U.S. history, nearly 80% of credit card holders say they're worried they won't be able to continue making even the minimum payments on their debt.  The figure comes from a survey by CreditCards.com, which found millennial card holders (91%) are most at risk of missing payments. Meanwhile, 1 in 4 people say the pandemic has pushed them to take on more credit card debt.  Most of the relief measures delivered to Americans in the first stimulus package have dried up, even as the coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of abating. The unemployment rate is still above...
    (CNN)After more than four months, the US State Department on Thursday lifted its advisory warning US citizens against traveling abroad.The department issued the Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory -- the highest level of travel advisory -- on March 19, urging US citizens not to travel overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic.However, "(w)ith health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the Department is returning to our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with Levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions), in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions," a Thursday note from the State Department said. "This will also provide U.S. citizens more detailed information about...
    (CNN)Splitting the atom changed everything, Einstein reputedly said, except the way we think.Covid-19 has changed nearly everything about America: how we live, work, learn, eat, vacation, entertain, interact. More than 4.6 million Americans infected, nearly 160,000 killed, millions of jobs lost. It's changed everything -- except the way President Donald Trump thinks. His lack of adaptability, and his presumptive rival Joe Biden's openness to change, are fundamentally altering the contours of campaign 2020.The novel coronavirus has robbed Trump of two of his greatest assets. First, he can no longer convince people that politics is merely spectacle. Before the pandemic, his entertainment skills helped lead many Americans to conclude that politics was theater: an overhyped, cartoonish play in which a brutish...
    President Donald Trump on Monday repeated that a strategy of a long time or permanent lockdown was never an option to defeat the coronavirus entirely. “It’s important that all Americans recognize that a permanent lockdown is not a viable path toward producing the result that you want, or certainly not a viable path forward,” Trump said. The president spoke about lockdowns during a press conference at the White House, saying that long term lockdowns would inflict more harm than good on the country. He cited other foreign countries such as Spain, Germany, France, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan, who were also experiencing spikes in coronavirus cases as an example, despite their own efforts at lockdowns. “Lockdowns do not prevent infection...
    President Donald Trump went on a 30-post Twitter spree Sunday morning boasting of his accomplishments and railing against presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the president's poll numbers continue to slide. In one post, Trump retweeted a highlight from Fox News' Watters' World where the president's eldest son and adviser bashed Biden's competence. 'It would be truly sad if it wasn't so scary that Joe Biden could be in charge of the nuclear football,' Donald Trump Jr. Told Fox News host Jesse Watters on Saturday night. Despite a prevailing case rate increase of coronavirus in the U.S., the president also touted his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 'Big China Virus breakouts all over the World, including nations which were thought...
    The average American household will see 217 arguments a year – about the dishes, according to new research. The study asked 2,000 Americans who own dishwashers about the dishwashing habits that make them tick and found households see an average of 18 dish-based arguments a month. The most common argument was about who should empty the dishwasher, followed by disagreements over leaving dishes in the sink to soak. SWNS Who should load the dishwasher, pre-rinsing dishes before loading up the washer and even the dreaded habit of leaving dishes in the sink were all common causes of arguments, too. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Finish, the results found six in 10 respondents said they get stressed out when doing...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie argued that most Americans do not think the weekslong riots rocking Portland and Seattle are “acceptable” and said President Trump is right to step in if local officials don't address the issue. “Most Americans, George, do not believe that the riots that are happening in Portland and Seattle and in other places across the country, that are causing destruction and injury and in some cases death, are acceptable,” Christie told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. US ATTORNEY FOR OREGON BLASTS PORTLAND OFFICIALS IN BLISTERING INTERVIEW: 'NONSENSICAL, POLITICAL THEATER' “I do think it's an effective thing to do,” Christie, a Republican, said in regard to Trump taking action. “I don't know whether it's going to...
    Padres out to tame Ray, Diamondbacks 12 of the Best Sales Hiding on Amazon Right Now — Including a Rare Deal on Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer The unemployment bonus has been working, so why do Republicans want to slash it? © Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said in April that the unemployment insurance would get extended "over our dead bodies." Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images The $600 weekly enhanced unemployment benefit that was part of March's stimulus is set to expire July 31.  Republicans in Congress are largely against extending the benefit, arguing that it disincentives people to return to work, thus preventing the economy from starting up again.  According to...
    "My stomach is growling and I have a headache," said Sheila Ritter, 51.Sheila Reiter Sheila Ritter was laid off from her job as a security guard on March 14, the same day as her oldest daughter's birthday. Affording enough food to feed her family has been a struggle for Ritter, who lives in Denver, ever since.  "It's devastated us," she said of the pandemic. In the last 48 hours, Ritter, 51, has eaten just a bowl of oatmeal and a hot dog.  "My stomach is growling and I have a headache," she said. "Most of our conversations are, 'When are we getting something else to eat?' And, 'Mom I'm hungry.'"  More From Invest in You:It's a tough outlook for graduates in...
    Fired Minneapolis police officer and estranged wife charged with 9 felony tax charges 5 Beloved Restaurants Debuting New Menu Items While Cutting Others Where do Americans spend the most on lotteries? And how do states use the money? In the United States, the lottery offers one of the quickest routes to the American Dream; for just a few dollars, you could become a multi-millionaire in a matter of minutes. © Yevhen Prozhyrko / Shutterstock Where do Americans spend the most on lotteries? Yet, the odds of that happening are incredibly slim, and the money spent on lottery tickets can quickly become substantial. Load Error For the last three years, LendEDU has analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data on annual...
    Nearly one-third of Americans do not believe the coronavirus death toll is as high as reported, an Axios/Ipsos poll released Tuesday revealed. The survey, conducted July 17-20, 2020, among 1,037 U.S. adults, found that Americans are growing skeptical over the number of reported coronavirus-related deaths. “Do you believe the actual number of Americans dying from the coronavirus is more, less, or about the same as the number of deaths that have been reported?” the survey asked. Nearly one-third, or 31 percent, said the death toll is “less,” another 31 percent said “about the same,” and 37 percent said “more.” However, the number of those who believe it is less has increased by eight percent since May. Republicans remain far more skeptical...
    Tuesday on MSNBC, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) called the Texas GOP a “death cult” who wants “African-Americans” and “Latinos” to do the dying. O’Rourke said, “You know, the United States has been hit hard by COVID. Texas, arguably, harder than almost any other state right now, perhaps with the exception of Florida and Arizona, and within Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, and particularly Hidalgo County, is just getting the stuffing knocked out of it. They’re running out of beds and space in their hospitals and clinics. They’re running out of nurses and doctors to take care of the patients. It’s so bad that some ambulances are waiting up to ten hours in order to discharge the patients that they...
    President Donald Trump tweeted a photo of himself wearing a face mask Monday, encouraging more Americans to do the same. “We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance,” Trump tweeted. “There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!” (RELATED: Trump Campaign Spox Accuses Press Of Covering For Biden ‘For The Better Part Of 50 Years’) We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President! pic.twitter.com/iQOd1whktN...
    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams pled with viewers on Fox New’s Fox and Friends to wear masks whenever they head out in public in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Adams made an impassioned call for people to realize that wearing a mask isn’t meant to be an attempt to take away their freedoms, but a method of preventing the novel coronavirus from spreading across the U.S. “It relies on the individual people of America doing the right thing, and that’s why I’m pleading with your viewers, I’m begging you: Please understand that we are not trying to take away your freedoms when we say wear a face covering,” Adams said. He added that other social distancing...
    Donald Trump initiated a campaign shakeup this week, less than four months before Election Day. Never mind that Trump installed a man who was famously fired over Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal as his new campaign manager—Trump’s act of desperation is preposterously entertaining all on its own. It doesn’t matter how many times Trump shakes things up or who he puts in charge of his campaign, he’s still the candidate and there’s just no putting lipstick on that pig. What Trump doesn’t realize is that the only way to dig himself out of the hole his reelection campaign is in is to govern his way out of it. And Trump simply isn’t capable of governing. In fact, Trump’s not really capable of talking...
    Donald Trump initiated a campaign shakeup this week, less than four months before Election Day. Never mind that Trump installed a man who was fired over Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal as his new campaign manager—Trump's act of desperation is preposterously entertaining all on its own. It doesn't matter how many times Trump shakes things up or who he puts in charge of his campaign, he's still the candidate and there's just no putting lipstick on that pig. What Trump doesn't realize is that the only way to dig himself out of the hole his reelection campaign is in is to govern his way out of it. And Trump simply isn't capable of governing. In fact, Trump's not really capable of...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.I understand why America so often feels like a 50-50 country, hopefully split right down the middle. In some ways, it is. But right now, on the key issue of trust, as the United States breaks the worst kinds of Covid-19 records, we are not split in half. It's more like 2 against 1.New polling from Quinnipiac University found that only 30% of America's registered voters say they trust the information that President Trump is providing about the coronavirus. To repeat: Just 3 out of 10 voters trust what he says about the biggest crisis of his presidency.Conversely,...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. An idea is gaining traction among some economists and scholars to deal with the pandemic in America: Isolate and lock down older Americans, possibly until there is a vaccine. Everyone else gets to go back to work and regain something resembling normalcy. Some proponents call it “shielding” the eldest, usually defined as those 65 and older. Others prefer terms like “targeting” or “cocooning.” One Georgia freeway sign said: “Isolate the Elderly.” I’d label this pandemic proposal wrong, deeply wrong. Simply put, Orwellian age-based segregation will undermine the economy’s vitality, betray society’s values and won’t contain the virus. “Even if we made the value decision that we’re going to isolate people who are over 60, 65, 70...
    CLAIM: CBS News says “Black Americans are more likely to die at the hands of law enforcement than White people.” VERDICT: Unclear. A key study shows that police are more likely to shoot white people. And there is more to the story. On Tuesday, CBS News released an interview with President Donald Trump in which Catherine Herridge asked a provocative question — a version of the “systemic racism” question that journalists cannot seem to stop asking: Herridge: Let’s talk about George Floyd. You said George Floyd’s death is a terrible thing. Trump: Terrible. Herridge: Why are African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country? Trump: And so are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to...
    Savannah Rychcik July 14, 2020 1 Comment Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is suggesting Americans can slow the spread of the coronavirus drastically if they are willing to follow this one rule. In a webinar with the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Howard Bauchner, Redfield said if all Americans wore masks, the spread of the coronavirus could be under control. “If we could get everybody to wear masks right now, I really do think over the next four, six, eight weeks we could bring this epidemic under control,” Redfield said. Bauchner asked Redfield how the conversation can be shifted from a political narrative to a social one. Redfield described masking...
    Medical staff work outside the Covid-19 intensive care unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston on June 30.Go Nakamura | Getty Images Amid one of the worst public-health crises in history, a record number of Americans are without health insurance. More than 5.4 million people who were laid off from their jobs are uninsured, according to a new study by Families USA, an advocacy group. For comparison, 3.9 million people became uninsured in the Great Recession between 2008 and 2009.  Some states have been hit particularly hard: A quarter of working-age adults were uninsured in Florida as of May, and 30% were uninsured in Texas.  In mid-March, New York resident Jad Kamal lost his health insurance when he was laid off...
    Sounders, Earthquakes hold Black Lives Matter display The Struggle Is Real For Adorable Dog Encountering A Box Full Of Donuts Our Past Is Racist and Bigoted. How Do We Face It? (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The past is never dead. It’s not even past. © Photographer: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images North America WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House on June 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Protests continue around the country over the deaths of African Americans while in police custody. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) William Faulkner’s famous line comes from a harrowing tale about two women in Mississippi. One is a Black nursemaid, Nancy,...
    COVID-19-related discrimination has dropped from its peak in April but still persists for Asian, Black and Latino Americans, new research suggests — and experts say there are steps anyone can take to help eradicate it. Asian Americans in early June were more than twice as likely as white Americans (13% versus 5%) to report having recently experienced COVID-19-associated discrimination, according to results from the ongoing Understanding Coronavirus in America Study conducted by USC Dornsife’s Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR). Black (9%) and Latino Americans (9%) were nearly twice as likely as white people to report this experience. The survey measured perceived COVID-19-associated discrimination by whether respondents said they had been treated with less respect and courtesy than...
    Bradley Cortright July 9, 2020 0 Comments Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump’s administration is eying another round of direct payments to help Americans struggling financially due to coronavirus shutdowns. During Thursday’s appearance on CNBC, Mnuchin touted the trillions of dollars the government has spent to help keep small businesses and Americans afloat amid the coronavirus shutdowns. However, he admitted that there is still more than needs to be done to help the economy as the virus continues to spread.  When asked about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) call to limit another round of direct payments to individuals who report an income of $40,000 or less, Mnuchin said, “Well I’m not going to go into the specific details today on...
    Hope you’re having a good Wednesday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal FinanceThe Supreme Court gave abortion-rights supporters a win, but those on both sides of the debate say the battle is far from over Those opposed to abortion see other victories ahead in their work to reduce access to the service. ‘If I tell people about what happened, I honor my ancestors.’ How the pandemic is helping a slavery historian develop a K-12 lesson plan on African-American history Non-academic historians step in to preserve stories that would otherwise be lost. Letter from New York: For these Italians in the U.S., the threat of COVID-19 struck twice ‘It was easy to recognize people from Italy on New York City’s...
    “Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted.” People believe Winston Churchill said that. He didn’t, but he should have because it’s true. Look at this mess we’re in. The allegedly greatest country in the world is being defeated by a bug too small to see with the naked eye. What? First thing we did wrong, thanks to our president, is piddle around for two months and let the virus get more than a toehold. Finally, we awoke to the threat and locked down. We were told to stay home and wear masks if we went out. Businesses were closed for months. Gradually, the critical numbers started down. We had the...
    "The Five" co-host Brian Kilmeade said Friday that White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci is ignoring the sacrifices made by Americans during the pandemic when he discusses the spike in cases across parts of the U.S. In Senate testimony earlier this week, Fauci said he was "very concerned" by the increase in cases, adding: "We are now having 40-plus-thousand new cases a day, I wouldn't be surprised if we go up to 100,000 [cases] a day if this does not turn around." "In California and Florida, you can't go to the beach," the "Fox & Friends" host said. "Bars in Texas are shuttered again, fireworks displays across the country are canceled. So basically, Anthony Fauci and company said the best thing we could do was nothing and so far,...
    Our country is under attack from radical leftists. Mobs rampage through our streets, monuments are being destroyed, and the very law and order that ensures our communities’ peace and security is being undermined. In far too many instances, those bent on destruction have hijacked protests, creating violence and division and ultimately attacking the very foundation of our nation. For them, it’s not about resolving race issues; it’s about using racial discontent to forward their anarchist agenda. One such group is Antifa. While it is widely recognized as a far-left fringe group, another organization — just as radical — has managed to drape itself in more mainstream clothes, gaining significant support with the public, politicians and the business community. While Americans of...
    Savannah Rychcik June 30, 2020 0 Comments Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is suggesting Americans can slow the spread of the coronavirus by following three simple rules. Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo asked Azar on Tuesday what he attributes the surge in coronavirus cases to. According to Azar “behaviors” are a “major driver” of the surge. He went on to propose a solution to the issue at hand. “We can continue to reopen, to get back to work, get back to school, get back to health care, but we have to act responsibly as individuals,” Azar said. He added, “If we simply do three things: practice social distancing, wear facial coverings when we can’t social distance and practice...
    African-Americans make up 12.4 percent of the population but have accounted for 23.8 percent of the nation's COVID-19 deaths, as of June 23. This disparity has gained considerable attention in light of the protests sweeping the country. But the situation is more complicated than it appears. According to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) last week, the racial disparity in COVID-19 deaths "does not seem to be due to differences in income, poverty rates, education, occupational mix or even access to health care insurance." Instead, the paper argues, "A significant portion of the disparity can ... be sourced to the use of public transit." DR. NICOLE SAPHIER: CORRECT CORONAVIRUS MISTAKES – AS FIRST WAVE CONTINUES, WE CAN LEARN FROM THESE...
    Public health officials have been urging Americans that mask-wearing works to slow the spread of coronavirus - and now there is data to back up their claims.  An Axios/Ipsos poll revealed in which states people are most - or least - likely to wear masks.  It found that people in the Mid Atlantic region - led by New Yorkers - are the most diligent about wearing masks.  Meanwhile, only about a third of the East South Central region, which includes Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, regularly wear masks. Mississippi's case numbers remain relatively low, but with each case leading to another 1.26 cases on average, the state has the eighth highest transmission rate in  the nation.  It comes as cases surge...
    Nearly six in 10 Americans said in a new poll that they believe news organizations "do not understand people like them." The findings from the non-partisan Pew Research survey released Thursday include similar results across racial lines, with 58 percent of Blacks, 55 percent of Hispanics and 61 percent of whites agreeing with the statement. Pew notes that while the percentages are similar, "adults differ when it comes to their views of why the media doesn’t understand them." "For example, Black Americans are far more likely than the other two groups to feel that the misunderstanding is based on their 'personal characteristics,' defined in the survey as demographic traits such as age, race or gender," reports Pew. "White Americans, in contrast, are far more likely...
    A large majority of Americans don’t believe taxpayer money should be used to pay reparations to black Americans, but the data collected in a Reuters/Ipsos poll in June is split along racial and partisan lines. While polling data following the death of George Floyd has revealed that a significant majority of Americans support criminal justice reform, reparations do not have a comparable degree of support, the new poll shows. The poll shows that one in ten white respondents supported the idea of reparations, while half of black respondents to the survey supported it. Each demographic makes up 76.5% and 13.4% of the U.S. population, respectively, according to the U.S. Census. Republicans opposed the idea of reparations at nearly 80%, while...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Epidemiologists have created several models that project the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The most prominent is from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. It’s been cited by the White House Coronavirus Taskforce and pretty much every major media outlet in the country. IHME’s projections are regularly adjusted as real-world data comes in. Since the beginning of April, it’s projected that we would suffer as few as 70,000 deaths by early August, a figure we blew through in early May, and as many as 200,000-plus deaths...
    Pandemic journal: First Do Less Harm This “should be the harm reduction phase of the pandemic,” argues The Week’s Bonnie Kristian. Dining out, she “saw an older man with a disposable mask wrapped around his upper arm.” “They said I have to wear it,” he said. “They didn’t say where!” That’s “the attitude” of “a significant minority of Americans.” “Skepticism of coronavirus containment recommendations” has only risen since public-health experts decided “protesting police brutality is worth the risk of contagion.” Americans won’t remain locked down, so let’s focus on reducing harm. Allow religious communities to meet “in large sanctuaries instead of forcing them to conceal their gathering in far smaller and riskier private homes.” Rather than have “kids from multiple...
    A new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday found that a majority of Americans oppose the idea of renaming U.S. military bases named after Confederate leaders, a vast majority still oppose paying reparations to descendants of slaves, and a strong majority support banning police use of chokeholds. The new study comes amid heightened calls for the removal of Confederate statues and the renaming of military bases, as well as a growing “Defund the Police” movement that includes demands for radical police reform and even the outright “abolishing” of departments. The poll of 727 adults (conducted June 17 -18 and including “oversamples of black and Hispanic respondents”) asked Americans if they are opposed to or support “changing the names of U.S. military bases...
    A new poll has found that most Americans support banning police use of chokeholds, while a majority are opposed to renaming military bases that are named for Confederate generals. The ABC News/Ipsos poll of 727 statistically representative U.S. adults was conducted this week and released on Friday. The poll found that nearly two-thirds of Americans, or 63 percent, support 'banning the use of chokeholds by police officers'.  That included a clear majority of all demographic groups, with the highest support from black Americans at 71 percent.  A mural depicting George Floyd is seen in Berlin. Floyd's death in Minneapolis prompted a renewed discussion over police tactics, including chokeholds  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Nancy Pelosi orders portraits of four Speakers who...
    On Thursday, June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration cannot proceed with its plans to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The ruling, which will allow hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” who were facing deportation to remain in the United States — at least for now — is inspiring a lot of discussion on Twitter. And President Donald Trump is clearly not happy with decision, tweeting, “Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?” Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020 Trump’s tweet inspired an avalanche of reactions. @HKrassenstein, in response to Trump’s...
    Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal FinanceWhy do so many Americans refuse to wear face masks? Politics is part of it — but only part ‘Americans are rarely up in arms when they see signs that require them to wear shoes or shirts because it is part of our culture.’ 3 ways the tax code ‘amplifies’ the racial wealth gap Many black taxpayers aren’t in a financial position to access the tax code’s ‘special aspects.’ 5 ways to support black-owned businesses: ‘It’s not rocket science — people just choose not to do it’ Spending money at black-owned businesses is a way to address racial inequities long after protests are over. Americans have increasingly embraced Black Lives Matter....
    As support for the Black Lives Matter movement grows, companies with a public commitment to racial justice are grappling with how to address the matter internally — and some employees are speaking out. Starbucks SBUX, +0.97% on Friday reversed an earlier decision to prohibit workers from wearing Black Lives Matter apparel on the job, announcing that the company would be designing a new T-shirt for employees emblazoned with a dozen-plus protest signs, including “Black Lives Matter” and “No justice, no peace.” “Until these arrive, we’ve heard you want to show your support, so just be you,” company executives wrote in a blog post. “Wear your BLM pin or t-shirt. We are so proud of your passionate support of our common...
    When Delaware International Speedway, a car raceway stadium based in Delmar, Del. reopened for spectators earlier this month, attendees were forewarned that they must wear a face mask. “As a part of the agreement for opening with the State of Delaware those social distancing measures are still in place as well as, masks must be worn by all spectators,” according to the stadium’s official policy. “ Those who choose not to wear masks, may feel a sense of solidarity, like they’re taking a stand against authority. ” However, pictures from the first race held on June 6 showed that many spectators did not wear face masks. (Delaware International Speedway did not respond to MarketWatch’s request for a comment.)...
    A majority of Americans say they do not support protesters' cries to "defund the police" in the wake of George's Floyd's death, according to a new ABC News poll.Floyd, a black man, died Memorial Day after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee to Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. His death sparked protests across the country and growing calls to "defund the police," or reappropriate funds from police departments to community needs, activists say.Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they oppose these calls, compared to 34% who back the movement, according to the ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday. Sixty percent say they are opposed to reducing the budget for police to support social programs while 39% support...
    Many Americans, including President Trump, don't want unity with "leftist messages" like those spouting from Black Lives Matter, The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway argued Thursday. In an interview on the "Brian Kilmeade Show" with host Brian Kilmeade, Hemingway pointed out that plenty of people have accused the president of not being a unifying presence for the nation. TOMI LAHREN SPOKE TO BLACK LIVES MATTER LEADER CALLING FOR ARMED PATROLS TO COUNTER POLICE BRUTALITY "Well, I think a lot of people would say, 'Of course he's not a uniter. That's not what he was elected to do,'" she asserted. "There are people who think that uniting with people who think that the country is irredeemably evil is not in our best interest." Black Lives Matter began...
    New York (CNN Business)Major companies have expressed solidarity with the collective plight of African Americans this week following the horrifying murder by police of George Floyd a week ago and the national chaos that has erupted in its wake.For many black Americans, however, the corporate tweets, executive memos and statements on combating racism ring hollow from companies that too often have baked systemic racism into their business practices.Tweeting support for black people's rights is a nice gesture, but there are much more effective actions companies serious about this fight can take.Here are five:1. Offer relief funds to black-owned businessesDiplomatic 1750, a Chicago sneaker and streetwear consignment boutique owned by Brian Heath, who is black. Read MoreMany black business owners are...