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EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't?

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By MANDY McCLAREN

Sarah Jordan wants you to know her father’s name.

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to read our friend and union brother John Barry's op-ed piece in Wednesday's Baltimore Sun.

The pandemic has revealed just how poorly many companies treat their employees. Will workers continue to fight back once life goes back to normal?

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

By JEN HAYDEN

On Monday morning, Donald Trump spent the better part of an hour diligently working to make sure New York healthcare workers on the front line of COVID-19 got the supplies they are begging for before it is too late.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The labor movement continues to lead the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can look at your inbox for this daily brief from the AFL-CIO.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Given Trump's utterly incomptent and mindlessly inept response to the coronavirus pandemic, we were stunned to see him doing better in the polls than at any time since was inaugurated. This article, sent to us by our friend Holly Erwin, adds some needed perspective.

By HEATHER COX RICHARDSON  

By JOSH JAMES

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is sounding unruffled by proposed legislation that would enable businesses to sue the state over coronavirus-related closures, saying he would rather err on the side of being overly cautious.

Read more here.

Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies.

By KATHERINE STEWART

Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government and prioritized loyalty over professional expertise. In the current crisis, we are all reaping what that movement has sown.