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Bullying GM over ventilators is classic Trump Organization modus operandi

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this story: “We’re unwavering in our focus to get this done” – GM Moves Heaven & Earth To Build Ventilators]

GM really stepped up with a feasible plan to manufacture thousands of soon-to-be much-needed ventilators and for whatever reason (I’ll speculate it’s []

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Trump playing politics with a stockpile of equipment states desperately need

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this story: Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile]

This story buries the lede a bit, offering statistical support to a narrative that’s already evident by listening to Trump, i.e., the federal government is playing favorites between the states, []

The Right shifts from ‘it’s a real crisis’ to ‘let grandpa die for the economy’ almost overnight

[Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick]

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[Regarding this article: Texas Lt. Gov.: Grandparents would be willing to die to save the economy]

Over the weekend the discourse on the Right coldly shifted from “Yes, we finally agree this is pretty serious” to “Y’know, the elderly []

Yes, we need to move on, but never forget that Fox News has been a public health menace

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

This video captures Fox News’ 180 degree turn, explained in a minute and a half of perfectly distilled cognitive []

Will it take Italy’s disaster before Americans stop blaming the media for coronavirus?

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

I’m seeing a lot of people whining about media overreaction, evidently believing that this is an overblown overreaction to a bad strain of flu. Well, I’ve read a lot of stuff and can do math and these takes, which the president himself []

At what point does not testing for a known pandemic amount to gross negligence?

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

As of March 8, the CDC had only administered 1,707 coronavirus tests, that low figure rationalized by the idea that containment is still possible — simply test and isolate only those who had traveled between China or had been exposed to someone []

Elected officials self-quarantine after treating the coronavirus as a hoax

[A stunt that didn’t age well.]

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

A week ago the ultra-conservative CPAC conference took place, the day after Trump called the novel coronavirus a “hoax.” One of the CPAC attendees evidently had the virus and came into contact with a number of elected []

It’s hard to explain voter rejection of Elizabeth Warren without considering gender

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

I’m going to try and not make this about gender, but it’s hard to explain the electorate’s rejection of Elizabeth Warren without at least conceding the part it []

Biden v. Bernie: Your ‘electability’ reasoning is almost certainly flawed

 Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

I’m reluctant to dive into the election debate dumpster fire but here goes anyway. So that you’re aware of my bias, I think Elizabeth Warren would make the best, most effective president. But never mind that because that outcome appears very unrealistic []

After chiding China’s over secrecy, Trump White House attacks coronavirus whistleblower

[Trump going viral]

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

So a Health and Human Services (the CDC’s parent agency) official raised a concern about that agency’s handling of the return of Americans returning from Wuhan China, specifically that those officials — all non-medical professionals — were ordered to to []