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The Dark Side of Sunny California

by Setsuko Winchester | Apr 28, 2020 | Politics, Race

California Governor Gavin Newsome made two groundbreaking public apologies in recent years: one in 2019 to the Native American community for the state’s policy of exterminating its people around the time of statehood in 1851, and the other in February of this year to Japanese Americans for the state’s complicity in the U.S. policy of […]

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A Letter from Vietnam

by Andrew Lam | Apr 12, 2020 | Health, Politics

The view from my condo overlooking the Saigon River includes much of Ho Chi Minh City’s glittery downtown, with its many newly built high rises and the famous Thu Thiem bridge. On a weekday it is crowded with cars and motorcycles. Today, however, that torrent of humanity has, but for a few straggling motorcycles and […]

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Coronavirus Task Force

The Trump Virus

by Hamilton Fish | Mar 27, 2020 | Health, Politics

It’s too soon to know whether Trump’s slow-motion and deadly response to the coronavirus outbreak will contribute to his political undoing.  But even that enticing prospect offers little consolation, measured against the reality that this rudderless nation has been left flatfooted in the face of an advancing plague. Trump spent months minimizing the known threat. […]

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Changes in the Electorate Signal Close Florida Race

by Karen Houppert | Mar 26, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

At a Three Kings Day Festival on January 5, in Kissimmee, Florida, the line for free toys snakes around the edge of a dais, along a pond, and down to the road, as some 100 families in the queue zigzag around mud patches and swampy soil. A local Spanish-language radio host entertains over a microphone, […]

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A Letter to Trump Voters

by Ralph Nader | Feb 15, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

I want to address this note to Trump supporters and others who may be considering voting for him. You are the ones stereotyped by critics as being all alike in your hatreds, resentments, closed minds, prejudices, and fears. While you may hoot and holler at his mass rallies, people like you defy these stereotypes back […]

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