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New York Times Wants Congress Tested for Coronavirus Following Louie Gohmert Debacle

The New York Times has called for all members of Congress to be tested for Coronavirus following the positive diagnosis of Republican Representative Louie Gohmert. In an editorial entitled “Congress, Test Thyself“, the Times cited Gohmert critically and urged the lawmakers to institute a testing regime in the Capitol. “Elected officials have a particular responsibility both to model responsible…


Coronavirus Makes Us Re-think How We Value Labor and Lives

“It’s like suddenly they realized we are here contributing,” Nancy Silva told The New York Times. Silva, a 43-old undocumented immigrant who has been picking fruit on American farms for most of her life while constantly evading immigration authorities, made this statement in response to the federal government deeming her and other farmworkers “essential employees.” …


2020 Campaigns Need to Challenge Trump on Civil Rights

Arguing to center LGBTQ people in contemporary discussions about, and activism for, civil rights, certainly risks igniting an inflammatory comparative oppressions debate about which groups are most marginalized and under assault in U.S. society. Racism is alive and well in America. Voter suppression efforts, particularly against African Americans, are just the tip of the iceberg…


Debate makes Clear: Public Education, the Public Good itself, Hang in the Balance in 2020

When asked about his approach to education in last Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, Pete Buttigieg’s response boiled down the difference between his approach and Donald Trump’s to its most  basic element.  “Step one,” he said, would be to “appoint a secretary of education who actually believes in public education.” Buttigieg’s pithy statement put sharply into…


Paul Krugman Get It Mostly Right About Why Republicans Doom Earth’s Population

According to Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman, Republicans will go to any length to stop American involvement in a climate deal and will hasten the world population’s demise in the process; left alone the planet will fix itself in a few centuries. Krugman’s assessment is incomplete; there is more motivation behind Republican opposition to saving the Earth’s population than simply rejecting science.


Study: Thirty-five Years of Conservative Policies Contributed to Violence In Baltimore

The problem with the Republicans’ argument and lies, and there are many, is that statistics continue to prove that conservative anti-government policies over the past thirty-five years have driven income inequality and degraded society and are every bit as responsible for the events in Baltimore as out-of-control police violence against African Americans.

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