Biden Gets to Work On First Day in Office

Jan. 20, 2021 (Updated Jan. 22) By Terrance Turner President Joe Biden got right down to brass tacks after his inauguration today. After the shortened inaugural parade on Jan. 20, the new president went to his office and got to work. "There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we … Continue reading Biden Gets to Work On First Day in Office

Pandemic Pandemonium: FDA Approves Vaccine As Cases, Deaths Soar

Photo courtesy of Agence France-Presse. By Terrance Turner Dec. 11, 2020 (UPDATED: Dec. 17) Tonight, the COVID-19 pandemic hit new, disturbing highs. The New York Times reports: "The nation set single-day records on Wednesday for reported deaths, with more than 3,600, and for newly reported cases, more than 245,000." The Times added: "Three times as many … Continue reading Pandemic Pandemonium: FDA Approves Vaccine As Cases, Deaths Soar

Mark Meadows Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Terrance Turner White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for coronavirus. The news was announced by CNN roughly half an hour ago, just minutes after Joe Biden delivered a speech ahead of his almost-certain victory in the presidential race. CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins noted that Meadows was at an election night … Continue reading Mark Meadows Tests Positive for COVID-19

Texas Hits New Record Highs in COVID Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths

Graph of daily COVID-19 cases since June 30. (Graph by Terrance Turner, made with Google Slides) By Terrance Turner Today was Texas' deadliest day ever for the coronavirus. Today, the state reported 60 new deaths from the virus -- and a startling rise in new positive cases. The 10,026 new cases are the most since … Continue reading Texas Hits New Record Highs in COVID Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths

Texas’ Coronavirus Cases Hit New High (AGAIN)

By Terrance Turner June 25, 2020 Texas reported another 5,996 cases of COVID-19 today. That's a new record, and the 47 deaths reported today are the most in five weeks. As if that weren't enough, the state is also reporting a record 4,739 lab-confirmed hospitalizations from coronavirus. This news comes as the Texas Medical Center … Continue reading Texas’ Coronavirus Cases Hit New High (AGAIN)

Texas COVID Cases Reach New High (Again)

Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on Tuesday. By Terrance Turner Today, 2,622 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Texas. It's the highest one-day total the state has ever had. According to the Texas Department of Safety and Health Services, an additional 1,476 cases "were previously diagnosed among Texas Department of Criminal Justice … Continue reading Texas COVID Cases Reach New High (Again)

Reopenings Threaten Texans’ Lives. Does Greg Abbott Care?

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on May 4. (Photo via Click2Houston.) By Terrance Turner May 8, 2020 Today, a number of local businesses opened, thanks to an executive order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. "This Friday, cosmetology salons, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and tanning salons are able to open," Abbott said … Continue reading Reopenings Threaten Texans’ Lives. Does Greg Abbott Care?

Texas Is Reopening Amid Surge In COVID-19 Cases.

Gov. Greg Abbott at his Monday press conference. Photo courtesy of the Texas Tribune. By Terrance Turner Texas begins reopening tomorrow. At an April 27 press conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a plan to reopen businesses in Texas. Abbott said that the COVID-19 infection rate “has been on the decline over the past … Continue reading Texas Is Reopening Amid Surge In COVID-19 Cases.

Calls Mount for End to White House Briefings After Trump’s Tantrum

By Terrance Turner The President of the United States held a press briefing on Thursday to update the public on the coronavirus. During the briefing, he touted the drug hydroxychloroquine, used to treat malaria and arthritis, as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Preliminary tests had shown promise for the drug. Trump called it a “game-changer” … Continue reading Calls Mount for End to White House Briefings After Trump’s Tantrum

The Influencer, Revisited

By Terrance Turner A visual display of the prizes available to the top sellers in the affiliate program. If you're reading this, chances are that you're reading it from home. COVID-19 -- which today surpassed 16,000 U.S. cases, according to the New York Times -- has forced us inside. To limit the spread of the … Continue reading The Influencer, Revisited