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Trump, Wear The Damn Mask

Trump, Wear The Damn Mask

Photo credit: Dylan Harukami, USAF / cc COVID-19 has killed 100,000 Americans so far and, due to his numerous lies and mistakes, Donald Trump is substantially to blame. Let us focus on one particular catastrophic mistake, discouraging Americans from using masks in...

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....

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...

Right Now, We All Need A Practice

Right Now, We All Need A Practice

Keeping our wits about us is no easy lift, certainly not now as we all shelter in place and anticipate the impact COVID-19 will have on our lives. And yet, doing so will allow us to organize and live from a place of power and grace. Crises like the one we face today...

Homeless Vets Confront A New Enemy: COVID-19

Homeless Vets Confront A New Enemy: COVID-19

Photo credit: USAF / Senior Airman Jarad A. Denton / cc Under normal circumstances, Jerry Porter would be spending his time helping the veterans he finds in tent camps and run-down housing. But the escalating threat of COVID-19 forces the community activist and...

Trump Throws Grandma From The Train

Trump Throws Grandma From The Train

A few days ago, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick went on Fox News to deliver the message, “Let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. Let’s be smart about it, and those of us that are 70 plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country.”...

Don't Let Pharma Make Us Pay Twice For COVID-19 Treatments

Don't Let Pharma Make Us Pay Twice For COVID-19 Treatments

Photo credit: Tony Webster / flickr / cc Editor's update: After Public Citizen, People's Action and 50 other groups demanded Gilead Pharmaceuticals end its claim of "orphan drug" status for remdesivir, a potential treatment for COVID-19, Gilead has asked the FDA to...

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