This morning, I saw a political post on Facebook that I was tempted to share. It was a photograph, allegedly taken in the past few days. It showed a group of white people partying on a public sidewalk in Manhattan, mask-free and not observing COVID-19 social distancing rules. The text in the post was credited to a man who identified himself as black, and he was pointing out that a crowd of white people didn’t have the same worries about being confronted by the police that he and his friends would have if they did the same thing. I really … Continue reading Careful With Public Shaming. That Means Don’t.
Please take a look at the opinion piece posted online today by the New York Times Editorial Board. I don’t know whether it’s in the print edition. A link appears below. The current federal shutdown is affecting individuals who must rely on the system being open for business. Some people are working while their paychecks are delayed, and others are furloughed. Not every person who is affected is a government employee. Some are contractors, and others are members of the general public who need services on the federal level. Many are merchants and restaurant operators who rely on transactions with government workers. … Continue reading The N.Y. Times Editorial Board Doesn’t Like Trump’s Shutdown. Neither do Most People.