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    Covid-19--Exposes our Health Care System’s Weaknesses.

    Even more precisely three weeks is the minimum recommended for optimal efficacy. If one has to wait a bit longer it will not adversely affect the second shot’s efficacy.
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    Whats everyone reading now and/or read lately

    I'm reading Baroness Orczy's The Scarlett Pimpernel. Quite enjoyable, and tragically it seems wonderfully relevant.
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    Whats everyone reading now and/or read lately

    I recently started "Tough Luck" by Richard D Rosen. Rosen does a fine job of sharing the remarkable story of the last great Chicago Bears quarterback, Sid Luckman, paying special attention to the Luckman family's association with organized crime in Brooklyn, especially the scandal of his...
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    The end of traditional office clothing, coronavirus impact?

    Quite agreed, Tiger. As you note, quite a few principles and concepts embedded in the Articles were specifically included in the Constitution, sometimes even with virtually identical language. FWIW I think the fact that the Articles' unanimity requirement for amendment was probably not...
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    The end of traditional office clothing, coronavirus impact?

    I think the best understanding is that the Constitution does not so much represent an overhaul or revision of the Articles of Confederation as a replacement. The creation of our Constitution started as a revision but eventually the Framers decided to start from scratch. Article VI's reference...
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    Whats everyone reading now and/or read lately

    I shall add House of Mirth to my queue. :-)
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    Whats everyone reading now and/or read lately

    Congratulations on such a perceptive and well-written review.
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    Whats everyone reading now and/or read lately

    I always keep a book on each level of my home. Right now I'm reading: From People Into Nations -- A History of Eastern Europe, by John Connelly; The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin, by Jonathan Phillips; The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton. I recommend all of them.
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    Brooks Brothers Looking For A Buyer

    Nope. I just clicked on the link and it allowed me to comment.
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    Brooks Brothers Looking For A Buyer

    The linked article allows for comments. I see no downside in adding encouraging commentary re the sack suit and other trad items.
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    Covid-19--Exposes our Health Care System’s Weaknesses.

    Fair enough, but I think you may have been drawing an unfair inference. The post's criticism was leveled at states generally noting that his own state specifically dropped the ball even though one party had complete power. But yes, perhaps it was a partisan shot. With respect to handling...
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    Covid-19--Exposes our Health Care System’s Weaknesses.

    The fact that states had inadequate PPE, beds, respirators, etc. is 100% on them. Inexcusable. The federal government did a Herculean job of filling that breach IMO. The fact that states looked to the federal government for guidance on what to do during a pandemic is also inexcusable...
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    Covid-19--Exposes our Health Care System’s Weaknesses.

    medhat -- Nobody said there was no federal role. You are arguing against a straw man of your own creation.
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    Covid-19--Exposes our Health Care System’s Weaknesses.

    medhat -- I'm sure our inimitable Tiger can provide more scholarly sources, but ..... From CDC https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/docs/usph101.pdf (slide 22) From ABA...
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    Covid-19--Exposes our Health Care System’s Weaknesses.

    Not sure what you mean. That (i) under our legal system states bear the primary responsibility for public health and (ii) virtually all (red and blue) were grossly inadequately prepared for a serious respiratory virus epidemic are pretty much unassailable observations, are they not?