Monday, June 22, 2020
This has been a staggering, harrowing time.
First, the cataclysm that is the pandemic. Near the end of May, 100,000 Americans had died due to the virus. Less than a month later, there have been more than 20,000 additional deaths. By October, it is now estimated, more than 200,000 Americans will have died.
And then, on May 25th, there was the world-shifting death--hideous, chilling, and heartbreaking--of George Floyd.
It is a time of enormous consequence--as regards the health catastrophe, and the issues of race, bigotry, inequity. Yet the President--a remarkably hollow man--has shown, routinely, that he is fully incapable of helping to heal the country.