Daily Bread for 6.7.20

Good morning.

Sunday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of seventy-nine. Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:31 PM, for 15h 15m 14s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 96.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the one thousand three hundred seventh day.

On this day in 1776, Richard Henry Lee presents a Resolution for Independence to the Continental Congress.

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Bill Glauber, Elliot Hughes, and Ben Steele report ‘If it’s not making you uncomfortable, it’s not working’: Wisconsin protests show no sign of slowing on ninth day:

For the ninth day in a row in Milwaukee, calls for change echoed in the streets following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

Day by day, protests have become more organized, more widespread and more impassioned.

Six Milwaukee Bucks players, including star Giannis Antetokounmpo, joined marchers on the city’s near west side. The players, wearing T-shirts that said, “I can’t breathe,” pulled up in two trucks with several U-Haul vans that contained drinks and snacks for protesters.

“This is our city, man,” Antetokounmpo told the marchers, adding, “We want change. We want justice.”

Antetokounmpo was joined by Bucks teammates Sterling Brown, Donte DiVincenzo, Brook Lopez, two-way player Frank Mason II and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis’ brother.

Michael Gerson writes Every crisis America faces has been made worse by Trump:

The country is sick and getting sicker. America has somehow managed to experience the severe economic and social consequences of a national lockdown while remaining the hottest spot of a global covid-19 pandemic. All pretense of social distancing seems to be breaking down, and a further, cruel culling of our elderly population seems to be an acceptable outcome for many politicians.

The economy is experiencing a swift-onset great depression. Massive unemployment is feeding a sense of social desperation. And the United States will be at a lasting disadvantage against economic competitors who responded to covid-19 more promptly and effectively.


Every crisis the United States now faces has been made worse by Trump’s limits as a leader and a man. We needed a president who could imagine what the American experiment looks like from the perspective of those who find its promises fraudulent. We got someone incapable of empathy. We needed a president who would be data driven in matters of public health policy. We got someone driven by irrational enthusiasms and the advice of cronies. We needed a president who could calm destructive passions. We got someone who now urges the militarization of his fight against the left. We needed a president capable of speaking across differences. We got someone whose only authentic public communications are expressions of rancor.


A man of Trump’s character, background and talents is the answer to precisely none of the great challenges of our time. His election in 2016 was an act of irrationality and folly by a powerful, noble and indispensable nation. It has made us more pitiable, more degraded and more replaceable than before. And this likelihood was obvious to anyone with a single grain of foresight.

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