List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2020—1st Half)

 

Number Date Title
                                           January 2020
1515 01/01/20 Pope Francis Reminding Us To Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate Refugees and Migrants
1516 01/03/20 Another U.S. Designation of Cubans Inelligible To Enter U.S.
1498A 01/07/20 North Dakota County Affirms Consent to Refugee Resettlement
1517 01/07/20 Five More States Have Consented to Refugee Resettlement
1518 01/08/20 Alaska Says “Yes” to Refugee Resettlement
1509A 01/09/20 Using Robots Not So Easy for Japan
1519 01/10/20 Implications of Reduced U.S. Population Growth
1520 01/11/20 Texas Says “No” to Refugee Resettlement
1521 01/13/20 President Trump Proclaims His “Success” on Cuba
1522 01/14/20 Blowback on Two Decisions on Refugee Resettlement
1523 01/15/20 Minnesota Counties’ Actions on Refugee Resettlement
1524 01/16/20 Court: Trump’s Illegal Consent Procedure for Refugee Resettlement
  01/18/20 Trump’s Unjust Criticism of Court’s Enjoining the Consent Procedure for Refugee Resettlement
1526 01/20/20 Washington Post Endorses Court Injunction Against Trump’s Consent Requirements for Refugee Resettlement
1523A 01/20/20 Additional Counties Actions on Consenting to Refugee Resettlement
1527 01/21/20 “The Chinese Population Crisis”
1528 01/22/20 Former Cuban Judge Criticizes Cuban Legal System
1562A 01/24/20 Minnesota’s Slow Job Growth Due to Slow Population Growth
1529 01/27/20 Remembering Political Courage of a Republican Congressman During Impeachment of President Nixon
1523B 01/28/20 Minnesota Counties Halt Consents to Refugee Resettlement
1524A 01/28/20 Minnesota Counties Halt Consents to Refugee Resettlement
1530 01/29/20 Republican Congressman Thomas Railsback’s Political Courage in Support of Impeaching President Nixon
1531 01/31/20 Immigrants Come to America To Work
                                 FEBRUARY 2020
1493B 02/01/20 Current Status of José Daniel Ferrer
1532 02/02/20 U.S. State Governments Celebrate Refugees’ Accomplishments
1523C 02/02/20 Examination of Pope County’s Consenting to Refugee Resettlement
1524B 02/02/20 Refugee Resettlement Agencies  Sill Requiring Counties and Municipalities To Consent to Such Resettlements
1533 02/03/20 Cuba’s Low Birth Rate, Increasing Emigration and Declining Population
1534 02/09/20 U.S. State Department’s Recent Actions on U.S. Policies Regarding Cuba
1535 02/12/20 U.S. Litigation Over Cuba’s Medical Mission Program
1536 02/13/20 Cuba Response to U.S. Campaign Against Cuba’s Medical Mission
1537 02/14/20 U.S. Needs More Democratization
1538 02/15/20 Responses to Ezra Klein’s Democratization Thesis
1539 02/16/20 U.S. Needs Immigration To Kepp Growing and Maintain Prosperity
1540 02/17/20 Are Developed Countries Decadent?
1541 02/ 18/20 Prescriptions for a Better American Politics
1542 02/19/20 Update on U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights
1543 02/21/20 U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Responds to Criticisms
1544 02/21/10 U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Meeting, November 1, 2019
1545 02/22/20 Reactions to November 1, 2019, Meeting of U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights
1546 02/22/20 Trump Official Says U.S. Needs More Immigrants
1547 02/23/20 Professor Orlando Patterson’s Discussion of Affirmative Action
1548 02/26/20 President Lyndon Johnson’s Commencement Address at Howard University
1549 02/27/20 Secretary Pompeo Demands Release of Cuban Dissident
1550 02/28/20 José Daniel Ferrer Tried for Common Crime in Cuba
1551 02/29/20 Open Letter to U.S. Senate from 70 Former Senators
                                         MARCH 2020
1552 03/05/20 Pope Francis Approves Beatification of Padre Rutiliio Grande
1553 03/06/20 Bernie Sanders’ Early 2014 Cuban Prison Meeting with U.S. Prisoner
1546A 03/07/20 Washington Post Thanks Mulvaney for Saying U.S. Needs More Immigrants
1554 03/08/20 Spanish Court’s Upcoming Trial Over 1989 Murders of Salvadoran Jesuit Priests
1553A 03/10/20 Bernie Sanders Denies 2014 Comment to Alan Gross
1555 03/12/20 Two Other Minnesota Cities Celebrate Diversity
1556 03/14/20 U.S. State Department Reiterates Criticism of Cuba’s Human Rights
1557 03/16/20 Request for U.S. Documents in Salvador Trial Over 1981 El Mozote Masacre
1558 03/16/20 U.S. Sanctions 13 Former Salvadoran Military Officers for 1989 Murder of Jesuit Priests
1559 03/16/20 Cuba Presses Charges Against Dissident Artist
1560 03/17/20 U.S. Positive Comments About Cuban Human Rights
1559A 03/18/20 Protests Against Cuba’s Charges Against Alcántara
1561 03/19/20 Cuba and U.S. Debate Cuba’s Treatment of José Daniel Ferrer
1562 03/20/20 Criticism of Cuba’s Persecution of Human Rights Activists and Journalists
1563 03/23/20 Pandemic Journal (# 1): Kristof and Osterholm Analyses
1564 03/24/20 Pandemic Journal (# 2):: Westminster Presbyterian Church Service (03/22/20)
1565 03/24/20 Remembering Archbishop Oscar Romero (Now Saint Romero)
1566 03/25/20 Another Reflection on the 40th Anniversary of Oscar Romero’s Assassination
1567 03/27/20 Pandemic Journal (# 3): 1918 flu
1561A 03/27/20 Ferrer Visited in Prison by Family
1568 03/28/20 Pandemic Journal (# 4): “Life” Poem
1567A 03/28/20 Naming of 1918-20 Pandemic
1569 03/29/20 Pandemic Journal (# 5): POLST(Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)
1570 03/30/20 Cuba and U.S. Council of Churches Call for End of U.S. Embargo
                                        APRIL 2020
1571 04/01/20 Pandemic Journal (# 6): Maintaining Physical Fitness
1572 04/02/20 Pandemic Journal (# 7): Latest Statistics
1573 04/04/20 Ferrer Sentenced to Prison and Then Released to House Arrest
1574 04/08/20 Pandemic Journal (# 8): Reconnecting with Family and Friends
1575 04/09/20 Pandemic Journal (# 9):Confessions of a Sports Fan
1576 04/10/20 Pandemic Journal (# 10): Wisconsin Primary Election
1575A 04/12/20 Responding to Sports’ Pendemic-Related Reduced Revenues
1576A 04/12/20 More Criticism of Republican Strategy of Limiting Voting
1576B 04/13/20 More Comments on Wisconsin Election
1576C 04/14/20 Surprising Results in Wisconsin Election
1577 04/14/20 Pandemic Journal (# 11): Pandemic Proves Trump’s Incompetence
1576D 04/15/20 George F. Will’s Opinion on Voting By Mail (VBM)
1576E 04/15/20 Emerging Battles Over Changing State Election Laws
1578 04/16/20 Prominent Republicans Unite to Defeat Donald Trump’s Re-Election
1579 04/17/20 Yet More Outrageous Actions by President Trump
1576F 04/20/20 New York Times Editorial on Wisconsin Election
1567B 04/22/20 Other Thoughts on the 1918 Flu
1582 04/23/20 Pandemic Journal ( # 12): Threats to Humanity’s Survival
1583 04/27/20 Pandemic Journal ( # 13) World Economic Recession
1584 04/27/20 Pandemic Journal (# 14): Reading and Writing
1585 04/28/20 Reactions to Louise Erdrich’s Novel “The Night Watchman”
1586 04/29/20 Pandemic Journal(# 15): Declining U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
1586A 04/30/20 Declining U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
1587 04/30/20 Pandemic Journal (# 16): Immense Increase in Global Poverty
                                      MAY 2020
1588 05/01/20 The Principles Underlying the U.S. Form of Government
1576G 05/03/20 Thousands of Wisconsin Absentee Ballots Counted After Election Day
1589 05/05/220 Minnesota Legislature’s Daily Prayer
1590 05/07/20 Pandemic Journal (# 17): More Demonstrations of Trump’s Incompetence
1591 05/09/20 Pandemic Journal (# 18): Colorado’s Successful Voting by Mail
1592 05/15/20 Pandemic Journal (# 19): Class Conflicts in Responses to Pandemic
1593 05/16/20 Pandemic Journal (# 20): Oprah Winfrey’s Challenge to the Pandemic Classes of 2020
1594 05/16/20 Pandemic Journal (# 21): Concurring Opinion on Class Conflicts Over Pandemic
1594A 05/16/20 Comment: Endorsement of Pandemic Pragmatists
1595 05/17/20 Pandemic Journal (# 22): Other Reflections on the Flu Pandemic of 1918-1920
1596 05/19/20 More Objectionable U.S. Statemen1s About Cuba
1597 05/19/ 20 A Conservative’s Critique of Trump
1598 05/20/20 Pandemic Journal (# 23):  Different Opinion on Class Conflict Over Pandemic
1599 05/22/20 U.S. Senate Committee Demands Cuba Release José Daniel Ferrer
1600 05/23/20 U.S. Insulting Proclamation of May 20th as Cuba’s Independence Day
1601 05/25/20 Pandemic Journal (# 24): What We Are Learning in the Pandemic
1602 05/226/20 Pandemic Journal (# 25): Pandemic Showing Weaknesses of Free Market Capitalism
1603 05/28/20 More Republican Opposition to Trump
                                     JUNE 2020
1604 06/05/20 What Happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020
1605 06/06/20 Ban on Police Choke Holds and Neck Restraints in Agreement between City of Minneapolis and Minnesota Department of Human Rights
1606 06/08/20 Minneapolis Religious Leaders Condemn Killing of George Floyd
1607 06/09/20 Court Approves Agreement on Police Conduct Between City of Minneapolis and Minnesota Department of Human Rights
1608 06/10/20 Initial Hearings in Criminal Cases for Killing George Floyd
1609 06/12/20 The Criminal Complaint Against Derek Chauvin Over the Death of George Floyd
1610 06/13/20 Judge Peter Cahill Appointed To Handle Criminal Cases Over Death of George Floyd
1611 06/14/20 The Criminal Complaints Against the Other Three Policemen Involved in  George Floyd’s Death
1612 06/15/20 Five St. Paul Police Officers Fired for Failing To Intervene in Assault by Ex-Cop
1613 06/16/20 May 25th Calls for Help At George Floyd Scene
1614 06/17/20 Minnesota Romance in the Midst of the 1918 Flu
1615 06/18/20 State Department Grants the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Award to José Daniel Ferrer
1616 06/18/20 Revised Length of Time for Minneapolis Police Restraint of George Floyd
1617 06/19/20 Use of Chokeholds and Neck Restraints by Other Minnesota Police Departments
1618 06/20/20 Training New Minneapolis Poiice Recruits
1619 06/20/20 Another Minneapolis Policemanin George Floyd Cases Makes Bail
1620 06/21/20 Former Minneapolis Mayor Discusses Police Reform Problems
1621 06/22/20 Dispute About Arbitration for Terminated Cops
1622 06/23/20 Minnesota Legislature’s Special Session Fails To Pass Police Reform Measures
1623 06/24/20 Minneapolis Police Chief and Union President Agree: Chauvin Rightfully Fired for Killing George Floyd
1624 06/27/20 Congress Fails To Pass Federal Police Reform Bills
1625 06/28/20 Developments in Criminal Cases Over Death of George Floyd
1626 06/30/20 Pretrial Hearing in Criminal Cases Over George Floyd Killing