David Frum (@davidfrum )

David Frum

Bio Author Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy, on sale May 12, 2020.
Read more at The Atlantic. Reach me via DavidFrum.com

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iPhone : There never was a “China travel ban.” There were China travel restrictions, which went into effect 15 days after first confirmed US virus infection. twitter.com/neeratanden/st…

iPhone : Pence's office hasn't allowed top health officials to appear on CNN recently, and told CNN it will only allow experts such as Birx or Fauci to join if CNN televises the portion of the White House briefings that includes the VP & other health officials cnn.com/2020/04/09/med…

TweetDeck : People of my age were taught the story of US democracy as a slow but irreversible climb. But nothing is irreversible. Trump won in 2016 because of the democratic reverse since 2010. Trump's political survival in 2020 depends on accelerating the reverse. harpercollins.com/9780062978417/…

TweetDeck : Since 1965, explicit attacks on universal voting rights have gone out of style in the US. But that doesnt mean the *contest* over voting rights has ended. This is a theme of both my 2018 book (see below) and the next installment launching May. harpercollins.com/9780062978417/…

TweetDeck : LOOK AT THIS. Between March 15th and April 4th, 16.8 million workers applied for unemployment insurance. That is more than one in ten workers. In three weeks. And we are nowhere near the end of this. The labor market has been upended. 1/

TweetDeck : Canada lost 1,011,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate shot up to 7.8% in March from 5.6% in February, StatsCan says. The number dwarfs the previous record of 129,000, set in January of 2009 at the height of the last recession. It's twice what economists predicted.

TweetDeck : Fed will purchase up to $500 billion of short term notes directly from U.S. states (including the District of Columbia), U.S. counties with a population of at least two million residents, and U.S. cities with a population of at least one million residents.