Herman Cain — RIP: Chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, and President of the National Restaurant Association

"As we approach the millenium, America's evergrowing interest in food and dining out will continue to fuel our industry and provide us with both challenges and opportunities. I encourage you to explore the many career possibilities in our dynamic industry. And, above all, I encourage you always to follow your heart and reach for your dreams. -Herman Cain"

Masks are required at RNC 2020 in Charlotte, but many are not wearing one, by Alison Kuznitz

"The scenes inside the Convention Center sharply contrasted with recent assurances from RNC and local officials, who have touted sweeping health guidelines to mitigate COVID-19 exposure risk for delegates and Charlotte area residents... Quick-turnaround testing for coronavirus is in place for the convention but results won’t be immediately publicly-disclosed, Harris said. After the event is over, an 'after-action' report will be released but the timing of that is unclear."

The Convergence Between Vladimir Putin’s Political Culture and Our Own, by Joshua Yaffa

"I recently found myself returning to an essay from 2000 by Yuri Levada, a pioneering Russian sociologist, called 'The Wily Man.' The essay was Levada’s attempt to understand why so many pathologies of the Soviet era — the propensity for double-think and an adaptive, accommodating response to power — persisted so powerfully in modern Russia. In Levada’s telling, the wily man or woman 'not only tolerates deception, but is willing to be deceived.' Indeed, says Levada, he even 'requires self-deception for the sake of his own self-preservation.'"

They delivered for America: Now it’s our turn to deliver for the United States Postal Service.

"There is nothing plain about Joe Biden, and he is not your ordinary politician. He has been the hottest thing in Delaware politics, and some say in the U. S. Senate, since he became the youngest person ever elected to that body last November. He did everything but pop his galluses to form a perfect harmony with his Sussex County audience, but it was as ineffective as yelling 'scat' to the fruit flies. Biden, in trying to assume a country boy's demeanor, was trying to deny the things that have made him popular: his bluntness, readiness to discuss any issue, his rugged handsomeness and his six-foot, one-inch, broad-shouldered masculine mystique, all of which combines to form a Kennedy-like aura."