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The Coronavirus Killed the Policy Primary

The Coronavirus Killed the Policy PrimaryWhat a rollout it was going to be. Joe Biden would stand next to former Representative Gabby Giffords at a big rally in Miami the Monday before the Florida primary. They’d rail against gun violence, criticize Bernie Sanders, and get a head start on taking it to Donald Trump in November. It was just what the gun-control movement needed: a big splashy event that would be all over local, state, and national news.The rally, originally scheduled for March 16, never happened.Instead, Giffords endorsed Biden in a video on Twitter. The thousands of retweets were nice. But they weren’t what the gun-control movement had been hoping for. Did you know the endorsement happened? If you did, did you care?Guns. Climate change. Immigration reform. Financial reform. Education reform. Criminal-justice reform. Spending proposals. Tax proposals. The Democratic presidential race was the thickest any race had ever been on…

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Wisconsin opens primary polls after late high court ruling

Wisconsin opens primary polls after late high court rulingWisconsin is staging its presidential primary Tuesday after whirlwind political and court battles between its Democratic governor and Republican-controlled legislature. ….. Read More.UPI – United States | United States NewsTue, April 7, 20203 hours ago

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Wisconsin primary must proceed on Tuesday, court rules

Wisconsin primary must proceed on Tuesday, court rulesVoters in Wisconsin are likely to face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. ….. Read More.CBC News – General World News | World News & EventsMon, April 6, 202018 hours ago

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What Is Trump Without His Crowds?

What Is Trump Without His Crowds?Suspended schedules. Darkened stages. Empty arenas.As the worsening spread of the coronavirus has forced shot callers in sports, entertainment and politics to nix games, parades, conventions, campaign pitstops and gatherings of almost every sort and size, Donald Trump over these last few dizzying days essentially and begrudgingly has made the same decision—even if he hasn’t made an official announcement.After holding more than 300 rallies during the 2016 campaign and nearly 100 more since he was elected—after going last month toIowa and New Hampshire and Nevada and South Carolina to “troll” Democrats in the run-ups to the primaries—the president was not in Michigan, Missouri or Mississippi this past week, and he won’t be in Ohio or Illinois or Florida or Arizona ahead of Tuesday’s votes. He has canceled events in Las Vegas, Denver and Milwaukee. And for the first time in a long, long time, Trump…

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Coronavirus Wisconsin: Scenes from election day, April 7

Coronavirus Wisconsin: Scenes from election day, April 7Coronavirus Wisconsin: Scenes from election day, April 7. The Wisconsin primary is being held in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic despite efforts by Gov. Tony Evers to shut down the election. Gov. Evers’ actions were swiftly rejected by the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.         ….. Read More.JOURNAL SENTINEL – General News | United States NewsTue, April 7, 20202 hours ago

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Social Distancing Is Making Instagram More Intimate

Social Distancing Is Making Instagram More IntimateOn Friday, in the middle of my fifth consecutive workday spent utterly alone, I snapped. A crowded subway train seemed like a far-off fantasy, an office full of slumped shoulders like a scene I would never witness again. The world was 410 square feet, and I would have paid money to look up close at a face other than my own.Instead of sobbing into my elbow, I picked up my phone and watched an Instagram Story of a college acquaintance’s girlfriend, sitting on his bed, taking a video conference call with her co-workers. She looked happy, even though her boyfriend’s bedroom looked like every boyfriend’s bedroom—IKEA comforter, IKEA desk, IKEA lamp. It was totally boring, and I loved it.That was just the first one. I watched little clips of friends and strangers lying on couches and spraying down surfaces. A former co-worker was recording…

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