Sure Happy It's Tuesday! Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:38:47 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, General, Politics, Weather (0) Today's interesting and notable news stories: This week marks the 25th anniversary of Chicago's deadly heat wave in July 1995, during which 700 people died and we hit a record 41°C with a 52°C heat index. Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman sees the Trump Administration's corruption as far worse than Nixon's. In a recent interview with CNN, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos repeated, without coherently explaining the how or why of it, that children should go back to school this fall. DeVos' inherently-stupid recommendation aside, internal documents show we don't have enough PPE right now, let alone when millions of kids and teachers get sick. Regardless of whether he lied or not, President Trump's recent claim that he threatened Seattle with Federal intervention to clear the CHOP should make you uncomfortable. The Chicago Tribune has a fact sheet on voting by mail in Illinois. Finally, Lawrence Wright explores how historical plagues, particularly the European one in 1347, can sometimes spark radical social change.