Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tag: Covid-19 pandemic

The deathly tragedy of American exceptionalism

So who and what’s to blame for the worst avoidable loss of life in American history?

Trump botched all this

“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

Scientific American: As Trump touts dangerous cures, here’s what we know...

More than 207,000 people have died worldwide from COVID-19, but there are still no drugs proven to help treat the disease.

U.S. billionaire wealth surges as COVID-19 pandemic worsens

As percentage of wealth, billionaire taxes have fallen 79% since 1980.

Experts warn anticipated death toll rise to far over the projected...

“Even if social distancing standards were relaxed, it wouldn’t restore the health of the economy as some protesters have implied it would.”

Will America’s corruption end on a ventilator or in a mushroom...

A political system that is structurally incapable of acting for the common good, even when millions of lives are at stake, is not just failing to solve our problems. It is the problem.

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‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will...

It's far below the level of progressivity the United States embraced in the middle of the 20th century—when wealthier individuals paid a much higher share of their income in taxes than the poor.

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to beating black teen

Chauvin is currently serving 22½ years in state prison for killing George Floyd. He pleaded not guilty.

‘What betrayal looks like’: UN report says world on track for 2.7°C of warming...

"Failure to meet this goal will be measured in the massive loss of lives and livelihoods."
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Former California cops charged with assaulting unarmed teen

“Those who violate their oath to protect and serve discredit the good work law enforcement strives to do every day.”

The US military, post-Afghanistan

Can we finally give peace a try?