05-22-20 | Bloomberg
U.S. Warns New China Law Jeopardizes Hong Kong’s Special Status
Why Read: With U.S.-China tensions already on the rise, China’s new, aggressive stance toward Hong Kong elicits a vigorous American response. U.S.-China relations have emerged as a significant issue for U.S. voters in both political parties.
05-21-20 | The Atlantic
‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’
Why Read: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, long regarded as one the world’s top public health institutions, has made mistake after mistake during the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest misstep — conflating the results of two different types of coronavirus tests — is both serious and inexplicable.
05-19-20 | The New York Times
The End of ‘Who Me? For V.P.?’ Politics
Why Read: This political memo by the Times’ Mark Leibovich looks inside how prospective vice presidential candidates are adopting more overt tactics to make their case for the job. What impact will these efforts have on Joe Biden’s choice?
05-19-20 | The Wall Street Journal
Powell, Mnuchin Outline Contrasting Perils Facing Economy
Why Read: This is a good summary of the contrasting testimonies offered yesterday regarding what kind of additional federal aid is needed to combat the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin favors a wait-and-see approach, while Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggests that more aid will be needed.