BREAKING: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to “retire”

According to the Hollywood Reporter,

MSNBC host Chris Matthews announced his retirement from the network on Monday night after more than 20 years at the left-leaning cable channel.

He will be replaced at 7 p.m. by a rotating group of hosts.

While Matthews was expected to retire in the near future, the sudden announcement comes amid of a series of recent flaps and controversies.

 

NEW YORKER: America has far more than 90 coronavirus cases

As the New Yorker reports,

“We haven’t found hundreds or thousands of cases because we’re not looking hard enough,” Lipsitch said. “We don’t have the testing capacity to find out what’s going on. We’ve looked largely at people who had a relation to China or high-risk areas.” That’s too low, he said, by several factors of ten. He called the initial U.S. response “utterly inadequate.” Lipsitch told me that the Chinese government’s response in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, was more thorough than the approach taken so far in the U.S. by the Trump Administration.

 

A conspiracy against Sanders?!?!

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 27May2017

The Bernie Sanders contingent is in an uproar.

Hmmm…let’s take a look at their argument.

They appear convinced that the decisions by moderate Democrats Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar to exit the presidential race is all about denying their beloved Sanders the party’s nomination for president.

Maybe.

Let’s admit, Buttigieg and Klobuchar’s exits do free up the metaphorical middle lane for Joe Biden to ride through without any opposition. That should guarantee Biden, who was Barack Obama’s Vice President, can rack up delegates at a rapid pace.

Nothing controversial there.

However…

Why is Elizabeth Warren not dropping out? As long as she is sharing the metaphorical left lane with Sanders, he might not gather as many delegates as he’d like. If Warren has been promised something by the party (or if she simply loathes Sanders), then the controversy will have some legs.

Biden remains the much better choice, in any match up between he and Sanders. So maybe Warren remaining exactly where she is is a great idea.