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Amid Widespread Hunger and Poverty, Republicans in Alabama Divert Covid Relief Funds to Donors

by Barbara Koeppel | Oct 12, 2020 | Coronavirus, Elections

Now in its seventh month, Covid-19 still snakes across America. It first attacked densely packed, blighted areas like New York City and Chicago, along with prisons, immigrant jails, meat slaughterhouses, and nursing homes. It then swerved south and west—again to heavily populated areas in Florida, Texas, and Arizona. In all these areas, frontline “essential” workers […]

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Anatomy of Deceit: Team Trump Deploys Doctors with Dubious Qualifications to Push Fake Cure for Covid-19

by Anne Nelson | Sep 20, 2020 | Coronavirus, Politics

On July 27, a dozen physicians posed in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., dressed in white lab coats with “America’s Frontline Doctors” stitched over the pocket. The group’s chief spokesperson was Dr. Simone Gold, an emergency physician from Los Angeles. They were introduced by Jenny Beth Martin, the founding CEO of Tea […]

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Under Cover of Covid, Republicans Will Come After Social Security as They Have Done Repeatedly Before

by Steven Pressman | Aug 18, 2020 | Coronavirus, Economy

With Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter foremost on everyone’s mind, it is unlikely that Social Security will play a prominent role in the 2020 election. Joe Biden and the Democrats should try to ensure it does. Focusing on Social Security works to their advantage. One reason Donald Trump won the 2016 election was that he […]

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Virus Gives Erratic El Salvador Strongman Excuse to Fill Jails

by Belén Fernández | Jul 21, 2020 | Coronavirus, Politics

On April 21, in the midst of El Salvador’s hard-core coronavirus lockdown, President Nayib Bukele tweeted a photo of himself seated behind a desk in an elegant office, wearing a face mask. Accompanying the photo was the following reassurance: “The rumors of my kidnapping by aliens are completely unfounded.” As if that weren’t odd enough, […]

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After Covid-19: A Policy Blueprint

by Steven Pressman | Jun 20, 2020 | Coronavirus

Major crises bring lasting change. We should expect no less from the Covid-19 depression. The only question is what kind of change we will get. The New Deal gave us Social Security, unemployment insurance, and infrastructure construction. Soldiers returning from World War II could attend college for free because of the GI Bill; the large […]

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