Our polling expert Ronald Brownstein notes its doomsday tone: “The convention’s apocalyptic rhetoric and repeated warnings about Democrats have loudly echoed [Michael] Anton’s conservative call to arms.”
“If the pandemic were truly in the past, however,” Russell Berman writes, “Kudlow would have been delivering that message to a packed, roaring crowd at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.”
Back in May, Jacqueline Landry reported that emergency managers on the Eastern Seaboard were being forced to reevaluate their hurricane-response plans because of COVID-19. She warned:
The pandemic creates a paradox for emergency managers. COVID-19 means they will need more resources than usual to respond effectively to a natural disaster. But the response to the disease has already consumed many of the resources that would be available.
What to read if … you’re looking for an evening read:
Newly available documents “offer fresh insights into larger questions of how the Vatican thought about and reacted to the mass murder of Europe’s Jews, and into the Vatican’s mindset immediately after the war about the Holocaust, the Jewish people, and the Roman Catholic Church’s role and prerogatives as an institution.” Read the Pulitzer Prize winner David I. Kertzer’s report.