May 13, 2021

Pay attention to these headlines rather than Trump’s anti-reality – CNN

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“Don’t let it dominate you,” he said, although the White House has been dramatically changed by his diagnosis and the continued positive test results of staffers.
In the hours since Trump’s recorded message, a positive case at the Pentagon, a warning from the Federal Reserve, a rare move against him by social media companies and a string of bad news in polling have all conspired against the fog of anti-reality he keeps around him.

Fed chairman warns of economic tragedy just before Trump ends stimulus talks

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell all but implored Americans to social distance and wear masks to help get Covid under control.
A second wave of coronavirus could “more significantly limit economic activity, not to mention the tragic effects on lives and well-being,” Powell said. “Managing this risk as the expansion continues will require following medical experts’ guidance, including using masks and social-distancing measures.”
And he said Congress should pass a massive new stimulus measure.
Powell said Tuesday that the risks of Congress pouring too much stimulus into the economy are far lower than the risk of not doing enough. Although government spending is adding to an already sky-high federal budget, lawmakers should act, Powell argued.
“The US federal budget is on an unsustainable path, has been for some
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