Friday, May 20, 2022

Tag: pandemic

America unmasked

Did the long pandemic spawn a new kind of repression?

Two years in, we need to learn the lessons of this...

It’s time we flex the power that comes with being essential and fight for a new economy that favors people, not just corporations.

How artist cooperatives found new ways to help creative people thrive...

How artist collectives are helping creatives stay afloat during the pandemic.

CPAC 2022—no war, but the culture war

The faces of CPAC have changed from a more traditional conservative to an odd mixture of libertarian isolationism and cultural dog-whistling so loud that my labradoodle back at home started howling.

America’s two pandemics

On an increasingly sickly planet, our future, in other words, remains up for grabs.

Judge blocks Biden administration’s order mandating federal employees vaccinate against COVID-19

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown said President Biden didn't have the authority to “mandate that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their jobs.”

Johnson does Downing Street: Booze, lies and playacting

Johnson is part of a privileged cozy class (Eton to Oxbridge to Whitehall) that feels themselves exempt from moral duties, social obligations and legal restrictions.

How the pandemic’s unequal toll on people of color underlines US...

From the earliest days of the pandemic, COVID-19 has wrought a far higher toll in communities of color than in the general...

Top 10 US billionaires got $1 billion richer every day of...

The 10 wealthiest billionaires in the U.S. have added roughly $1 billion to their collective fortune every day—or around $12,600 per second—since...

Yearly wrap: Handful of good, loads of bad, onslaughts of ugly

Thus, the ugliest consequence to wasting billions on Pentagon missiles rather than funding education—stupidity—is a greater threat even than climate change.

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Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest

“His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”