Category: Web Briefing

The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973

From The Atlantic: It started with an unsubstantiated rumor. “You can laugh now,” Johnny Carson said on The Tonight Show on December 19, 1973, “but there is an acute shortage of toilet paper.” There wasn’t—but it...

#RichFolkLockdownProblems

Not knowing which bottle to have with dinner #RichFolkLockdownProblems pic.twitter.com/ICM0BYzi2j — B.J. (@brob2268) March 28, 2020 #RichFolkLockdownProblemsCan't work the helicopter pic.twitter.com/HuwuUfDQZK — Jerry Chacon (@chaconkie) March 28, 2020

Senate Meltdown

As the only reporter in the Senate chamber for all that – let me just say WOW. I’ve seen a lot, never seen anything quite like that. Need to send notes to my newsroom,...

NYT: How the Virus Got Out of Wuhan

From The New York Times: The most extensive travel restrictions to stop an outbreak in human history haven’t been enough. We analyzed the movements of hundreds of millions of people to show why.  

8% Mortality Rate in Italy

From The Telegraph in the U.K.: Of the 47,000 people confirmed coronavirus patients in Italy, 4,032 so far have died – with a record increase of 627 in the last 24 hours. By contrast China...

Secretary Pompeo goes with Wuhan Virus

Disinformation is not only coming from random actors around the world – but also from the Chinese Communist Party, Russia, and the Iranian regime. We must not permit these efforts to undermine our democracy,...

Hamid: China Trolls the World to Avoid Blame

From MSN via The Atlantic: Some American commentators and Democratic politicians are aghast at Donald Trump and Republicans for referring to the pandemic as the “Wuhan virus” and repeatedly pointing to China as the source of...

AOC: Senator Burr Should be Removed as Intel Chair

From The Federalist: Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr is being criticized by liberals and conservatives due to the news he sold up to $1.6 million in stock after receiving private briefings about the coronavirus but...