As 2020 came to an end, many of us were celebrating what we hoped would be the better year ahead. These were the days before a last-ditch effort to overthrow … Continue Reading More Americans died in 2020 than in any other year ever
President Trump signed, late Sunday, an omnibus appropriations bill in which he did not get a single thing he wanted. He demanded changes to the bill – upping stimulus payments … Continue Reading The World’s Greatest Negotiator has obtained nothing
Faced with rising COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted at the end of November to prohibit outdoor dining countywide. The ban goes much further than nearly … Continue Reading Why do Democratic leaders keep ignoring their own COVID-19 rules?
Arthur Allen When he started researching a troublesome childhood infection nearly four decades ago, virologist Dr. Barney Graham, then at Vanderbilt University, had no inkling his federally funded work might … Continue Reading Government-Funded Scientists Laid the Groundwork for Billion-Dollar Vaccines
Katheryn Houghton and Matt Volz October 21, 2020 Just 15 days ahead of the election, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney laid out his ideas on how he’d handle the COVID-19 … Continue Reading Despite Pandemic Threat, Gubernatorial Hopefuls Avoid COVID Nitty-Gritty
By Emmarie Huetteman October 12, 2020 The week that Iowa reported its 90,000th confirmed case of COVID-19, Sen. Joni Ernst sat behind a plexiglass partition and told a debate audience … Continue Reading With Senate Control at Stake, Trump and COVID Haunt Ernst’s Fight to Keep Her Seat
The White House scrapped a plan to provide free masks because it couldn’t contradict the president’s message
In April, the United States Postal Service drafted a press release to announce that it would deliver, for free, face masks to every household in the country. It was a … Continue Reading The White House scrapped a plan to provide free masks because it couldn’t contradict the president’s message
For nearly four decades, local authorities in the United States pursued a policy of sterilization in poor Latina areas. Puerto Rico’s Law 113, a voluntary program that many women there … Continue Reading “Everybody’s uterus cannot be that bad”: Is the U.S. sterilizing Latina women… again?
Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News September 10, 2020 The public is deeply skeptical about any coronavirus vaccine approved before the November election, and only 42% would be willing to get … Continue Reading Most Adults Wary of Taking Any Vaccine Approved Before the Election