Friday evening news roundup Friday, 16 October 2020 18:53:18 CDT David-Braverman General, Politics, Travel (0) It could be worse. It might yet be: Covid-19 cases have started to climb once again in the US, passing 8 million just three weeks after passing 7 million. In Illinois, we hit a second consecutive record, with 4,554 new cases today. (There were a record 4,015 yesterday.) TNR's Alex Shepherd says NBC did the Biden campaign a huge favor by booking the president, forcing a direct comparison between the two candidates in real time. The Atlantic's Adrienne LaFrance compares the absurd conspiracy theory QAnon to a nascent religion. New York Times columnist Jennifer Senior awards Rod Rosenstein the prize for "most complicit." In a post earlier last month, pilot Patrick Smith compared airplane food between airlines. (It's a fun post. Really.) And hey, we're only 95½ days away from Joe Biden's inauguration.