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Congress Needs to Get Back to Work

by Allison Fine | May 14, 2020 | Opinion, Politics

Nearly everyone has found a way to stay connected and keep operating during the Covid-19 crisis. Doctors are consulting with patients online. Senior citizens in assisted living facilities have learned how to Zoom on iPads to talk with their families. Even the U.S. Supreme Court is continuing to deliberate and hold oral arguments, using old-fashioned […]

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Beach erosion

New Study Forecasts Dramatic Beach Erosion Along U.S. Coastline

by Stefano Valentino | May 2, 2020 | Environment

In the time of the coronavirus, various U.S. authorities have tried to mitigate the contagion by belatedly and unevenly restricting access to beaches. Yet in the not-so-distant future, nature will accomplish what government could not, as many of these sandy areas will have been slowly wiped out by coastal erosion due to sea level rise. […]

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San Antonio Riverwalk

Texas Relaxes Restrictions as Virus Marches Across the State

by Dudley Althaus | May 1, 2020 | Coronavirus, Politics

SAN ANTONIO—Under a waning sun this week, a neighbor and I were quaffing takeout craft beers from an otherwise shuttered brew pub on the banks of the San Antonio River, contemplating the looming end of our city’s five weeks of plague-enforced hibernation. Jim Wyatt, 73, is an asthmatic retired economics teacher, union organizer, and reserve […]

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Donald Trump and Anthony Fauci

Covid-19 Presents a Unique Set of Economic Challenges to Policymakers

by Steven Pressman | Apr 30, 2020 | Coronavirus, Economy

As I write this, there have been more than 336,000 reported cases of the coronavirus in the United States, and over 9,600 have died from it. Some experts contend that, in the worst possible case scenario, the virus is capable of killing as many as three million Americans. What makes the coronavirus so deadly is […]

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Bill Moyers

Moyers and Daley on the Republican Attack on Voting and the Threat to the Constitution

by Bill Moyers and David Daley | Apr 29, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has expressed concern that Donald Trump would try to delay the 2020 election. The conservative majority in the Supreme Court recently refused to extend the deadline for absentee ballots in the Wisconsin primary, forcing those wishing to vote to risk their lives in the middle of the pandemic. The battle […]

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