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The Religious Left

President-elect Joe Biden is a Catholic and often infuses Biblical quotes in his speeches.Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are also Catholics who note that their faith leads them to fight for social justice. Ilhan Omar cites her Muslim faith as the reason for her activism. Cory Booker's speeches often sound like they are coming from a pulpit. We remember how comfortable President Obama felt singing "Amazing Grace" from the pulpit of Mother Emmanuel. Raphael Warnock is the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. led the congregation.

COVID And The Celebrity Doctors

Several doctors known basically for appearing on television gave blockheaded advice to listeners regarding COVID.

Dr. Drew, an addiction specialist, told listeners that COVID was being overblown. He apologized after his son was infected. Dr Drew Pinsky recently announced that he is being treated for COVID.

Dr Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, known mainly for a television show, gave his opinion on the benefits of hydroxychloroquine. Studies did not bear out his support for thr drug.

Arrested And Jailed Based on Faulty Facial Recognition Software

From NYT

In February 2019, Nijeer Parks was accused of shoplifting candy and trying to hit a police officer with a car at a Hampton Inn in Woodbridge, N.J. The police had identified him using facial recognition software, even though he was 30 miles away at the time of the incident.

Mr. Parks spent 10 days in jail and paid around $5,000 to defend himself. In November 2019, the case was dismissed for lack of evidence.

Alternatives To Police In Mental Crisis Cases

Pilot programs for mental health care crises 

Low Oxygen Levels May Be Missed in Black COVID Patients

Pulse oximeters, used to evaluate oxygen content in patients, may miss low oxygen levels in Black patients.

This possibility should be kept in mind by those treating patients, especially during the pandemic

Pulse oximeters 

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/pulseoximeter.html

New England Journal of Medicine letter

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2029240

Racial Bias in the Air Force

From the WaPo

Black members of the Air Force are treated differently than their White counterparts when it comes to job placement, leadership opportunities, educational options, criminal investigations and administrative discipline, according to the findings of a months-long investigation by the service’s independent watchdog.

Breakdancing Is Now An Olympic Sport

From the HuffPost

The International Olympic Committee has decided to officially designate breakdancing as an Olympic sport for the 2024 Paris Games. It joins three other new events: skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.

3 Naughty Words

Identity politics cost Hillary the election

Defund the Police cost seats in the House

Critical Race Theory is a ripe target for Republicans 

Eugene Robinson’s Reading List For Trump.Voters Trying to Understand Biden Voters

Eugene Robinson of the WaPo created an educational list for Trump supporters 

Democrats were given repeated instructions on how to understand Trump voters

Some of us even read Hillbilly Elegy

Time for Trump,voters to do some book learning too

Robinson's list to understand Black people who disagree with Trump

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

August Wilson plays

   The Piano Lesson

   Fences

   Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

The jazz of John Coltrane

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