Archive for April 2020

COVID-19 America viewed from across the lake : remembering the 1960 US presidential election 60 years later

Apr 26th, 2020 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

My current favourite view of COVID-19 America from inside the USA itself came from a white-haired but otherwise quite young-looking Jay Leno, speaking on HBO TV from Bill Maher’s Los Angeles backyard this past Friday night. The retired talk-show host noted how Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has […]



Are the natives really getting restless about COVID-19 restrictions in the United States (and Canada too)?

Apr 20th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020.According to an editorial this past Friday in the Toronto Globe and Mail (Canada’s self-declared “national newspaper” in days gone by) : “We are now through our fifth week of business and school closings, self-isolation at home, and physical distancing when we venture outdoors.” South of the non-militarized but still […]



“Let us go forward together. The struggle continues” — maybe Bernie has done the right thing at last?

Apr 10th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED APRIL 11, 14]. The news that Bernie Sanders has gracefully conceded to Joe Biden in the US Democratic presidential race, while still working hard to keep faith with his “revolutionary” progressive movement, would be welcome just for bringing something fresh to the relentless (albeit important) current media focus on COVID-19. Beyond this far from […]



COVID-19 reflections on “Classified project; Nevada Desert” (turns out a lot of people like working from home?)

Apr 6th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

Our spies in the Golden State North have sometimes lately alluded to a possible great trek east out of San Francisco along US Interstate Highway 80, in search of better ground. The concept is not unique. As long ago as March 22 the Los Angeles Times was reporting : “As the coronavirus pandemic tightens its […]