How do we make sense of the nonstop craziness going on in our society? Is there a common denominator, or is it all happening randomly?
If there's one thing Americans have learned from the Supreme Court in 2020, it's this: there are no guarantees. Even now, after a slew of bad decisions, conservatives wanted to believe that when it comes to religious liberty, even Chief Justice John Roberts couldn't get that wrong. Well, think again. When it comes to siding with the Constitution, even Vegas will tell you -- don't bet on Roberts.
Although COVID-19 information is incomplete and often unreliable, we can still sift out the somewhat limited reliable information to reach sound and helpful conclusions. Knowing that the disease is fatal to some people, permanently harmful to others, temporarily harmful to still others and inconsequential to the remainder, we should ask “Why the difference?” Why do some die from COVID-19, and others remain completely -- and blissfully -- unaware they have even been infected? Is it luck?
The national debt has skyrocketed by $3.3 trillion since the beginning of 2020 amid record spending by Congress in response to the China-originated COVID-19 pandemic that forced states to shut down their economies as businesses large and small, critical industries, state and local governments, and the American people were given massive financial assistance.
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