06.29.20. Common Sense in the Age of COVID


This week we examine claims against the accuracy of former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s new book, and the ongoing struggle communities are facing in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What are the real “nightmare scenarios” that could occur this November with the U.S. election? We’ve had a number of issues on our mind recently, ranging from why we haven’t made Election Day a federal holiday, to the ongoing debate over mail-in voting in 2020, with rising concerns about the second-wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, many of us stepped outside over the weekend to see that there was a fine coating of Sahara dust around our homes, but that’s not all that was red in recent days: Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s new book has drawn criticism from the left and the right for what many consider to be inaccuracies it may portray. Then shifting gears, we turn our attention to the ongoing struggle many communities face in light of the COVID-19 threat, with states like Texas and California closing many businesses that had only recently managed to reopen. We are a long way from being free of the problems presented by COVID-19, and now is more important than any time to be maintaining safe and healthy practices.

Finally, with many of the positive social changes that are being fought for in our communities right now, are there moments where we should recognize where efforts pushing for change might go “too far”? We hear from our friends in the community known as the “Intellectual Dark Web” and get their take on these, and other issues this week on Middle Theory.

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ELECTION UPDATE: The Week’s Election Day ‘Nightmare’ Scenarios

Biden campaign targeting Trump evangelical voters in bid for November surprise

Biden’s best vice-president pick is obvious

CHIP LAW: Michigan Is Trying To Make It Illegal For Companies To Put Microchips In Their Employees

ACCURACIES: Bolton grilled on Fox News about accuracy of his book 

A COVID STORY: Hypervigilant mom followed every guideline. She still caught virus

WHO: Pandemic ‘not even close to being over’

ICU beds in Houston filled with young


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