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David Thornton

David Thornton is a professional pilot and freelance writer. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emmanuel College. He currently lives in Georgia with his family. Find him on Facebook at and Twitter @captainkudzu.

Coronavirus May Mutate Faster Than Previously Thought

More rapid mutations could make it more difficult to create a vaccine.

More Bad News For Trump From The Rust Belt

Biden is gaining ground even though he has not been conducting campaign events.

When Your Employees Hate You For Saving Their Jobs

If a program encourages workers to collect benefits rather than work, it has not been well-designed.

NIH Recommends Against Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine patients had a higher death rate but no significant reduction in the need for ventilators.

Polling: Trump And Biden In Tight Race For Swing States

But Biden would win the Electoral College if the election was held today.

Not Letting A Crisis Go To Waste: Trump To Ban Immigration

The late-night tweet did not give details and the Executive Order is reportedly still being drafted.

Democratic Senate Hopes Are Getting Stronger

Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and North Carolina will be the states to watch.

Oil Prices Collapse Below Zero

May oil futures are being dumped on the market.

David French Was Right

Donald Trump is both corrupt and incompetent but evangelicals still love him.

Pandemics Are Not New. They Are Just New To Us.

Since our forebears were more accustomed to dealing with epidemics and pandemics than we are, we must now relearn the old lessons.

The Isolation Backlash Is Coming

The success of social distancing can lead to the temptation to reopen the economy too early.

Trump Threatens To Adjourn Congress

President Trump’s threat to force Congress to adjourn is the stuff of banana republics.

US Investigating Wuhan Lab Connection To COVID Pandemic

Government sources believe the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab, but the report is “not definitive and should not be characterized as such.”

Will Defunding WHO Backfire?

If the public sees the move as playing politics with lives and prolonging the pandemic, it could end Trump’s re-election hopes.

Donald Trump’s Name Will Be On Stimulus Checks

The political stunt will make future compromises more difficult.

More Good News For Joe Biden

Obama and Warren endorse Biden while Sanders says opposing the presumptive Democratic nominee is “irresponsible.”

Why Would Trump Say He Has ‘Total Authority?’

Because he thinks it’s true.

Bernie Endorses Biden

Sanders called on his supporters to help defeat Trump in an online appearance with the presumptive nominee.

The New Normal After COVID-19

At least until there is a vaccine, the lingering effects of the virus will shape our world for years to come.

Is The CDC Really Inflating Coronavirus Death Statistics?

Claims on the internet allege that the government is “cooking the books” on COVID-19


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