Yesterday, coronavirus killed 2,763 Americans, according to Worldometer. On average, in the US 129 people take their lives each day — almost half using guns that are more lightly regulated in America than basically anywhere on earth. Domestic violence, as unacceptable and pervasive as it is, killed 2,237 in 2017. Again, guns are a major culprit — and Cruz’s opposition to closing the so-called “boyfriend loophole” in the Violence Against Women Act to prevent domestic abusers from owning firearms makes him come to that discussion with unclean hands…

At 32,588 US deaths and counting, most of them in the last nine days, we’re on pace to match the 33,000 US combat casualties in the Korean War today. That war lasted 37 months. The 47,000-plus US combat deaths in Vietnam are the next milestone — at 2,500 a day, that will take until next week. Vietnam went on from Presidents Eisenhower through Ford. The First World War’s death toll would take another three days to match.

Even the Second World War brought about 240 US combat deaths daily.