Wednesday Open Thread

“How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables.”

–Michel de Montaigne

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  1. ParkHill says:

    WOTD from the NYT: "Just Because You Test Positive for Antibodies"

    In a population whose infection rate is 5 percent, a test that is 90 percent accurate will deliver a false positive nearly 70 percent of the time.

  2. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Seriously?  Will we ever be free of this Kakistocracy ?

    Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner raised eyebrows Tuesday by suggesting that there was uncertainty about whether the presidential election would happen in November as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic and that he had some role in making that determination.

    Hours after his remarks to Time magazine generated a strong reaction on social media, Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, issued a clarification, saying he was unaware of and not involved in any “discussions” about changing the date of the 2020 election. Neither Trump nor Kushner as his adviser has any legal authority to change the timing of the presidential election.

    The brief and disconcerting episode raised doubts about Kushner’s familiarity with the laws and constitutional provisions governing U.S. presidential elections. As the Congressional Research Service says, “The text of the Constitution does not appear to contain a constitutional role for the Executive Branch in such decisions.”

  3. kwtreekwtree says:

    In my liberal bubble, everyone hates Trump. In my extended family ( ex in laws, ex-lovers, ex- whomevers), the *resident has  his fans. 
     

    But in the battleground states, he has many fans, according to this CNN article and Poll: Biden tops Trump nationwide, but battlegrounds tilt Trump .

    Veep pick, safe vote by mail access, and voter outreach will be critical. Hope Joe and all of us bubble libs are up to the task. 

  4. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    I’ll be anxiously awaiting Moddy’s attempt to deconstruct this exchange: 

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