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Dr. Trump Meets the Press

by Hamilton Fish | May 17, 2020 | Coronavirus, Politics

The president’s early indifference and his administration’s slow-motion response to the emerging threat of Covid-19 are well-documented, as are his now-famous remarks at the World Economic Forum that it was “just one person coming in from China” and how he had the virus “totally under control.” In recent weeks, as the nation’s horrific death toll […]

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Christian Nationalism

At Trump’s D.C. Hotel Apostolic Set Rallies For “God’s Candidate”

by Katherine Stewart | May 17, 2020 | Politics, Religion

As we head into the fall elections, there is increasing recognition of the critical role played by religious conservatives in the Republican Party and a corresponding curiosity over the seeming contradiction between the supposed values of this constituency and their rock-ribbed support of Donald Trump. Outside observers often marvel at how Christian nationalists put up […]

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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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