Opinion | Governor Abbott’s Selfish Version of Freedom

To the Editor: Re “Texas’ Abbott, an Opponent of Mandates, Tests Positive” (news article, Aug. 18): So, let me get this straight. Gov. Greg Abbott’s version of freedom plays out like this. Take advantage of all of the available protections for yourself, including those you have access to because you are in a position of …

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Analysis: Joe Biden’s political honeymoon is officially over

His average approval ratings is now below 50% in the running averages maintained by 538 (49.3%) and Real Clear Politics (49.6%). (Hat tip to Politico’s Playbook for first noting it!) While polling averages are less-than-a-perfect measure — they take in lots and lots of polling data, of varying degrees of expertise and rigor — they …

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Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to be offered to Americans beginning September 20, health officials say

“We are prepared to offer booster shots for all Americans beginning the week of September 20 and starting 8 months after an individual’s second dose,” US health officials, including CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock, said in the statement. “At that time, the individuals who were fully vaccinated earliest …

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Opinion | Why Deep Blue California Could Elect a Bright Red Governor

The state constitutional amendment promoted by Governor Johnson that established the recall set a relatively low bar for its use. Recall proponents need attain the signatures of only 12 percent of voters in the most recent election for governor. (Many other states set the minimum at 25 percent.) Still, despite dozens of attempts, recall organizers …

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