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The Trump regime isn’t quite as diverting as it once was, without characters like Steve Bannon and Sean Spicer in the White House. But the return of Herman Cain — as a Federal Reserve Bank nominee, no less — is wacky enough to perk up Stephen Colbert.

Reviewing Cain’s roller-coaster 2012 presidential campaign, Stephen screens the weird “smile” ad. But what may block his Fed nomination is the same problem that derailed him back then. He can’t pass a background check because too many women complain about his leering harassment.

Oh snap. Click and laugh.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Charles Dickens, writing about the inequality and social turmoil leading to the French Revolution, noted, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

So it is today, with the horrific COVID-19 killer both ravaging the globe and intensifying the inequality that was already rending social unity. Consider the experiences of one especially hard-hit group in our country: Native Americans. The Navajo Nation alone has become one of the worst of America's COVID hotspots, with a higher death rate than all but four states. Yet, in an example of the worst of times, Trump & Co. delayed disbursement of $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds that Congress had set aside for tribal governments. The disease raged through Indian Country for six crucial weeks while Trump officials sat on the money. People died.

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