27 May 2020

HEROES Act
Congressional efforts to pass another economic stimulus package officially began when the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. There were a lot of buzz about $2,000 stimulus checks each month. In fact, the second round of stimulus checks called for in the HEROES Act looks a lot like the first round of $1,200 checks aut...

26 Apr 2020

US higher education
The novel coronavirus pandemic could be the event that fundamentally reshapes US higher education. Most colleges and universities have closed their campuses for the rest of the semester, with milestones like graduation ceremonies canceled and classes moved online. Some American colleges have already permanently closed their doors or suspended admissions because of the pandemic. So far, t...

14 Apr 2020

economic meltdown
The economic meltdown resulting from measures to contain the coronavirus began to bring political pain to Trump. The actual total, 3.3 million, turned out to be even worse than expected. The record-breaking amount reflects a US economy put into deep-freeze almost overnight. The government-ordered shutdown hasn't just shuttered businesses temporarily, it has vaporized the jobs of millions...

07 Apr 2020

coronavirus-free
Is there a coronavirus-free country? The answer is yes, surprisingly. There are 193 countries that are members of the United Nations. As of 2 April, 18 countries did not report a Covid-19 case, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The 18 countries without Covid-19 cases are: Comoros, Kiribati, Lesotho. Also consider Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Nauru. North Korea, Palau, ...

23 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering a postponement of Tokyo 2020. The organization has a deadline of four weeks to make a decision. Notice that the problem here is that they will be discussing it as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world. According to the IOC, discussions would include the option of pushing back the July 24 start date. They...