Monday, May 18, 2020

This Week

From The Lincoln Project:

Welcome to this week. Nearly 90,000 American lives have been lost. The virus is still spreading. And Donald Trump continues to deny and deflect, failing the people he was elected to serve.

Friday, May 15, 2020

A Study in Leadership

Americans, as a rule, rarely compare themselves with other countries, so convinced are we that our system is superior, that our politicians are better, that our democracy is the fairest and most robust in the world. But watch this video and ask yourself: Is this the kind of leadership you expect from a superpower? Does this make you feel confident in our future? Or is this man a warning signal, a blinking red light, a screaming siren telling all of us, and all of the world, that something about our political system has gone profoundly awry?

 — Anne Applebaum, from A Study in Leadership, The Atlantic

Monday, May 11, 2020

Smart People Wear Masks

Be smart like Professor Einstein.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Shower the People

James Taylor and contestants from season 18 of The Voice reunited for a special remote performance of "Shower the People."

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mourning in America

Donald Trump's failed presidency has left the nation weaker, sicker, and teetering on the verge of a new Great Depression.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Don Lemon to Trump

What is it about Obama that gets under your skin?

From CNN:

CNN's Don Lemon slammed President Donald Trump's obsession with former President Barack Obama after Trump tweeted negatively about former President George W. Bush.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

How to Medical

From comedian and author Sarah Cooper

Saturday, April 25, 2020

A Spoonful of Clorox

A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 4/23/2020

From New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at today's press briefing:

New York State puts $116 billion more into the federal pot than we take out.

Kentucky TAKES $148 billion more from the federal pot than they put in.

But we don't deserve help now because the 15,000 people who died here were predominately democrats?

Senator McConnell, who's getting bailed out here? It's your state that is living on the money that we generate. Your state is getting bailed out—not my state.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Donald Trump has left America in a state of danger, despair, and economic depression. We cannot allow him another term.

Saturday, April 18, 2020


Friday, April 17, 2020

Trump's Coronavirus Blame Game

Trump's weeks of downplaying the coronavirus have evolved into weeks of shifting the blame.

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 4/17/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held his daily press conference on the COVID–19 outbreak.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joe Biden

In this moment of crisis, it's more important than ever that the next president restores Americans' faith in good, effective government—and I've seen Joe Biden help our nation rebuild. Today, I'm proud to endorse Joe Biden as President of the United States.

Now it's up to all of us to help make Joe Biden the next president. Let's get to work. Go to right now, and chip in your $5, make some calls, send some texts—because we are all in this together.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

President Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden

On April 14, 2020, President Obama endorsed Joe Biden for President. He noted Biden's leadership on health care, climate change, and the 2008 recovery, and said that he believes that Biden is the person who can heal the country in the wake of the COVID–19 outbreak.

I'm proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States. Let's go: For all of us who love this country and are willing to do our part to make sure it lives up to its highest ideals—now's the time to fight for what we believe in. Join us at And I'll see you on the campaign trail as soon as I can.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Music For Hope

Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope - Live From Duomo di Milano

On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, by invitation of the City and of the Duomo Cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli gave a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world. #musicforhope

Thursday, April 9, 2020


Trump says his own impeachment "distracted" him from the coronavirus response. Let's be clear: He was never distracted. He just didn't care.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


The President will stop at nothing to protect himself and himself only. By discounting those American seniors who have served and protected our nation countless times during moments of national crisis, the President is deeming them unworthy.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Happy Birthday, Barbara Rocah

Mimi Rocah's mother Barbara turns 90 years young today. In honor of her milestone birthday, Mimi interviews her mother on growing up during the polio epidemic, being one of 11 women in medical school, living through the Cuban missile crisis as well as taking us on a sweet trip down memory lane of Mimi's childhood.

Bill Gates on Fighting Coronavirus

Trevor Noah and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus testing, accelerating vaccine development and how the world will rebound.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 4/5/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held coronavirus briefing.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Letter of Note

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Having recently misidentified a bird of prey, David Attenborough writes to Eric Morecambe.

Thursday, April 2, 2020


A new video from The Lincoln Project:

As the consequences of COVID–19 tear across the country, American heroes everywhere are donning masks, scrubs, uniforms, volunteer hats. Here are a few stories of amazing acts of humanity, kindness, and courage in the face of catastrophe.

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 4/2/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a coronavirus update. He also invited his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, to join the briefing via video conference to talk about how he was doing after contracting coronavirus.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 4/1/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak and the state's response to the pandemic. 

Monday, March 30, 2020


"Bedtime," by Chris Ware, this week's cover of The New Yorker.

Chris Ware asked his 15-year-old daughter what he should draw for the cover of this year's Health Issue. "Make sure it's about how most doctors have children and families of their own," she said.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/29/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a briefing on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak. He reacted to a new travel advisory issued by the federal government for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, which asked residents of those states to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days. The governor said the new policy, which he supports, and other policies were making New Yorkers feel like they are "under attack" Mr. Cuomo also repeated his criticism of a recent $2.2 trillion economic aid package passed by Congress, saying it did not provide adequate funding to reimburse New York and other hard-hit states.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/28/2020

Amid the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is issuing an executive order to move the presidential primary election from April 28 to June 23, aligning it with the congressional and legislative primaries in New York.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/27/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak from the Javits Center in New York City, which is being converted into a temporary hospital.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Exponential Threat

Donald Trump issued a cease and desist letter to stop this ad from running because he doesn't want Americans to know the truth about his failed leadership.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: How We Got Here

"The Federal response failed and now it's on citizens."

Ben Rhodes, Ronald Klein, and epidemiologist Abdul El-Sayed talk coronavirus, how we got here and what comes next.

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/25/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a news conference to provide an update on the coronavirus outbreak impacting the state.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/24/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks bluntly and eloquently on coronavirus at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is being converted into an emergency hospital by the Army Corps of Engineers amid the outbreak in the state.

What Coronavirus Symptoms Look Like

After being exposed to the virus that causes COVID–19, it can take as few as two and as many as 14 days for symptoms to develop. Cases range from mild to critical. The average timeline from the first symptoms to recovery is about 17 days, but some cases are fatal. Here's what it looks like to develop COVID–19m day by day.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

More Inspiration From Italy

The artists of the International Opera Choir open the door of their virtual rehearsal room to sing "Va, Pensiero," the chorus of the prisoners from Verdi's opera "Nabucco." Their performance is dedicated to all medical personnel, doctors, nurses, civil protection department workers, researchers and all those who fight on the front lines to deal with the COVID–19 emergency.