The coronavirus crisis is laying bare massive inequities in society. What’s interesting though is that because we are dealing with a contagious virus, even the rich and powerful can no longer hide from the effects of their perfidy and greed.
For as long as anyone can remember, the United States government has wallowed in fear mongering. Now there’s actually a real legitimate threat to the national health, and many people, especially the young, aren’t listening to warnings.
Donald Trump ran for president as an authoritarian strongman businessman who could get things done. Now we’re in a national crisis due to the coronavirus, and he’s hiding from the media and failing to take the kinds of steps you might expect him to take, such as curtailing international and domestic travel in a serious way.
Even more staggering than the determination of the centrist Democrats to deny the Democratic nomination to Bernie Sanders is their willingness to support Joe Biden despite his obvious dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Even more remarkable than the coalescing of the Democratic establishment and his supporters behind former vice president Joe Biden is the complete lack of excitement surrounding a vote that feels like a duty.
Determined to stop Bernie Sanders from continuing his status as frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, Democratic leaders arranged for Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg to drop out of the primaries and endorse former vice president Joe Biden. The only problem is, Joe Biden is probably the least electable of the moderate wing of the party.
Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.