Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tag: Covid-19 pandemic

Whose rights matter in pandemic America?

Not those of poor Americans, that’s for sure...

Democratic legislators introduce COVID Whistleblower Protection Act

The bill seeks to institute stronger legal whistleblower protections for employees who work for entities that receive COVID-19 relief funds

Hunger in America

COVID-19 and the nightmare of food insecurity.

Critics smell ‘economic sabotage’ as McConnell unveils COVID plan with $0...

"As the Covid crisis only grows more deadly, this disgraceful proposal puts the lives of everyday Americans at even greater risk."

‘Housing is healthcare’: Evictions have exacerbated Covid-19 pandemic, research shows

“This is a time where it’s not an overstatement to say that for many people, eviction can lead to death.”

Supreme Court blocks New York’s restrictions on religion amid COVID-19

The Supreme Court's majority ruled that "even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten."

A people’s vaccine? Drugmakers set to profit from COVID vaccines made...

“The investment in these vaccines, as for most drugs, has really been underwritten by the taxpayer, by the government.”

‘It’s even worse on video’: Trump adviser welcomes killing loved ones...

“Eat, drink, and be merry, because tomorrow my policies may kill you.”

Trump advisers privately warned GOP donors about COVID-19 in February while...

There is a discrepancy between Trump's cheerful public messaging to Americans in February and the less optimistic information that White House officials shared simultaneously with GOP donors.

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Trump campaign paid millions to Jan. 6 Capitol riot

“It was his duty as commander-in-chief to stop the violence. And he alone had that power because they believed that they were following his orders. They said so.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."

Texas Jabberwockery – Cruz Roasted After Fleeing Blizzard

Even worse than backing Trumpster – Glaring “dereliction of duty...”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

‘This is unacceptable’: Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum wage proposal to...

The $15 minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular with the American people. One person should not be allowed to hold relief hostage.