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Vote By Mail Is The Answer

Vote By Mail Is The Answer

For many Americans, vote-by-mail will be a matter of life and death come November. There will be no widely available vaccine by then, and even if an anti-viral medicine is proven broadly effective this summer, it would be difficult to manufacture a sufficient quantity...

GOP Resists Voting By Mail In Red States

GOP Resists Voting By Mail In Red States

Across America, election officials responsible for the details of running elections have a clear idea of what is needed to shift to mostly mail-in voting in upcoming spring, summer and fall elections to protect voters from the coronavirus. But pockets of conservatives...

Communities Fight School Closures And Privatization

Communities Fight School Closures And Privatization

Since mid-March, public school students in Minnesota have had to stay home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, according to the state’s governor, Tim Walz, schools will remain closed until the end of this school year, with no guarantee that they will reopen in the...

Financial Tsunami Heads Toward The Nation's Schools

Financial Tsunami Heads Toward The Nation's Schools

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly all states have ordered or recommended school buildings stay closed for the rest of the academic year, according to Education Week’s most recent count, and “schools are likely to stay shut for months,” according to the New York...

Mitch McConnell’s Failure To Lead Is Moral Bankruptcy

Mitch McConnell’s Failure To Lead Is Moral Bankruptcy

States that spent millions of dollars fighting the coronavirus asked the federal government for help plugging huge holes in their budgets. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave them the finger instead. The Kentucky Republican said he’d rather let states go...

Organizing Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

Organizing Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

As the 2008 financial crisis unfolded, tens of millions of Americans were hurting and making meaning of what was happening. It was the first time in my life that suddenly, tens of millions of people were significantly more ready to be organized than in the weeks...

The Essential Message: Trump Is Harmful To Your Health

The Essential Message: Trump Is Harmful To Your Health

Coronavirus press briefing, March 18, 2020. Photo credit: Shealah Craighead, White House, CC Trump and the GOP have trapped themselves in a course of action and a debate that have the potential to destroy them come November, if only Democrats understand and engage....

DeVos Is Using COVID-19 To Advance Charter School Agenda

DeVos Is Using COVID-19 To Advance Charter School Agenda

COVID-19 has shuttered public schools across the nation, state governments are threatening to slash education budgets due to the economic collapse caused by the outbreak, and emergency aid provided by the federal government is far short of what is needed, according to...

Andrew Cuomo's Power Grab Is Off Camera

Andrew Cuomo's Power Grab Is Off Camera

The failure of the White House to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic has given Andrew Cuomo an unlikely turn in the spotlight. Cuomo, for his part, has taken the opportunity and run with it: hosting daily news briefings and running comedy routines with his younger...

Scalia Is OSHA's Fox In The Henhouse

Scalia Is OSHA's Fox In The Henhouse

Thousands of workers across America begged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to investigate when their employers failed to take steps to protect them from COVID-19. They reported a lack of face masks, gloves, soap and hand sanitizer. They warned...

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