Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) stood out among lawmakers in her party, who mostly stayed silent in the wake of Jim Mattis’s criticism, accused the media of trying to stir controversy or offered support for the president.
The survey of the nation’s 50 wealthiest people, who have a collective net worth of nearly $1.6 trillion, found that their announced donations amount to about $1 billion, which adds up to less than .1 percent of their combined wealth.
With parents in quarantine or unemployed, teens have had to forgo schooling to become family breadwinners, working jobs in grocery and big-box stores and keeping links in the nation’s food supply intact while eschewing almost everything about being a teenager.
How cities failed to protect the black community from the coronavirus. President Trump’s break with the World Health Organization during a pandemic. And the double-edged sword of cameras being everywhere for racial injustice protesters and police.
Any vaccine will have to be distributed globally to stamp out the pandemic and avoid a humanitarian disaster in which rich countries restart their economies while people in poorer countries continue to die.
The decline reflects a larger trend of Americans leaving Christianity at a rapid pace. According to the Pew Research Center, 65 percent of Americans describe themselves as Christians, down 12 percentage points during the past decade.