Friday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with a high of 58. Sunrise is 5:58 AM and sunset 7:47 PM, for 13h 45m 59s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 81.7% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1985, Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.
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The report provides the best accounting yet of the funds flowing into the state because of the pandemic. It tallies $19.9 billion coming to the state but notes that figure likely understates how much Wisconsin will ultimately receive.
By any measure, $20 billion is a stunning sum of money. For instance, it would be enough to run Milwaukee County for 17 years.
The report notes the recent round of aid is about twice as much as Wisconsin governments received from Congress in 2009 in response to the Great Recession.
The biggest share of the COVID-19 aid — $5.2 billion — comes as general relief to the state. Evers must follow federal rules for spending that money but has substantial leeway on what he does with it. He is concentrating the funding on the health care response and economic aid, such as with aid to businesses and renters.
Local governments are also getting general relief, with Wisconsin counties and municipalities receiving $2.3 billion in the latest round of help.
The federal government is providing more than $4 billion for the state’s unemployment system because of the pandemic. That provided those who lost their jobs with extra help — $600 a week initially and $300 a week more recently.
Another $3.7 billion is going to K-12 schools, colleges and universities and $800 million toward child care, the report found.
The report examines aid going to governmental entities but not directly to individuals. For instance, it does not include in its total the stimulus checks sent to Wisconsinites over the last year, which the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates to be $13.6 billion.
Adam Serwer writes ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Is What You Say When ‘Whites Only’ Is Too Inclusive:
Last week, far-right Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar distanced themselves from a proposal to create an America First Caucus, after a document bearing the group’s name made reference to “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
it helps to understand that “Anglo-Saxon” is what you say when “whites only” is simply too inclusive.
The Anglo-Saxonism to which I refer has little to do with the Germanic peoples who settled in medieval England. Rather, it’s an archaic, pseudoscientific intellectual trend that gained popularity during the height of immigration from Eastern and Southern Europe to the United States, at the turn of the 20th century. Nativists needed a way to explain why these immigrants—Polish, Russian, Greek, Italian, and Jewish—were distinct from earlier generations, and why their presence posed a danger.
They settled on the idea that the original “native” American settlers were descended from “the tribes that met under the oak-trees of old Germany to make laws and choose chieftains,” as Francis Walker put it in The Atlantic in 1893, and that the new immigrants lacked the biological aptitude for democracy. Anglo-Saxon was a way to distinguish genteel old-money types, such as nativist Republican Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, from members of inferior races who had names such as, well, McCarthy. The influential eugenicist Madison Grant insisted that the Irish possessed an “unstable temperament” and a “lack of coordinating and reasoning power.”