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Endorsement: Holly Mitchell for Los Angeles County supervisor 16.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The people of the L.A. County's 2nd District need Holly Mitchell's vision of and commitment to better justice, better health and smarter development.

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Thin-skinned Trump bizarrely refuses to be president of the entire United States 15.9.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump appears to be seceding from the Union, which is bizarre given his status as the president of it. Make no mistake: Trump appears to be deliberately marginalizing himself by repeatedly insisting that he’s not responsible for certain states and cities, despite technically being the president of the entire United States. This article was […]
The City of Newark’s Scrappy and Remarkable Fight Against COVID-19 9.9.2020 Mother Jones
For 12 years, Berlyne Vilcant has worked for the city of Newark, New Jersey, as a disease investigator, which means that when there’s a cluster of cases of a particular disease—salmonella at a restaurant, say, or norovirus in a hotel—it’s her job to figure out how it started, who caught it, and how to stop […]
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Nobody Would Have Guessed That Newark Would Be a Model for Fighting COVID-19. But It Is. 9.9.2020 Mother Jones
For 12 years, Berlyne Vilcant has worked for the city of Newark, New Jersey, as a disease investigator, which means that when there’s a cluster of cases of a particular disease—salmonella at a restaurant, say, or norovirus in a hotel—it’s her job to figure out how it started, who caught it, and how to stop […]
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We Need a People’s Bailout as Inequality Worsens Amid COVID-19 9.9.2020 Truthout.com
History’s largest transfer of wealth went in the wrong direction. The time to reclaim stolen funds is ...
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Op-Ed: Trump's Housing Department wants to make transgender discrimination legal again. Don't let it 8.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

A proposed HUD rule would allow shelters to discriminate against trans people on the basis of biological sex. That would be disastrous, especially in the COVID era.

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Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico 3.9.2020 Truthout.com
The hypocrisy of the U.S. shutting out refugees while its tourists still travel to Mexico shows this is not about ...
ANATOMY OF A MAN-MADE DISASTER: 595 ways Trump has failed to protect us from COVID-19 30.8.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians rank Abe Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from 9/11 to Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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Crooks & Liars Staffers Remember The Wonderful Values Of Ronald Reagan 27.8.2020 Crooks Liars
We thought, in light of all the Reagan-worshiping allegedly former Republicans we see on our TVs, that we'd take a closer look at some of the conservative values Ronald Reagan was meant to embody. (We're sure you have a few of your own.) PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT FOR THE LAW : SUSIE: The Iran-contra affair: Reagan promised to a help anti-Communist insurgencies around the globe, but in the 1982 mid-term elections, Republicans lost control of the House and the Senate. The Democrats promptly passed the Boland Amendment, which restricted the CIA and Department of Defense from in foreign conflicts. The Reagan administration decided they would essentially ignore it, and the rest is history. Several members of the administration did go to jail, but St Reagan got away with it. HOMELESS PEOPLE AND THE END OF MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES JOHN: Ronald Reagan couldn't have cared less about the homeless, in spite of the high rate of mental illness among them. He chose instead to push for, and eventually end, all ...
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Erasure of Black History in Favor of White Narratives Isn’t Limited to the US 23.8.2020 Truthout.com
Rio de Janeiro’s Caju Cemetery, built over a cemetery for enslaved people, is symbolic of the erasure of Black ...
Corporate Landlords Get Big Tax Breaks. They Should Pay Rent Our During COVID. 22.8.2020 Truthout.com
The real estate industry, led by some of the richest people in the world, can't be allowed to exploit renters ...
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Children Will Bear the Brunt of a Looming Eviction Crisis 17.8.2020 Truthout.com
Eviction numbers in many big cities are staggering, and school districts struggle to serve kids constantly on the ...
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Letters to the Editor: A new tax on wealthy Californians tells job creators in other states to stay out 11.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It isn't just rich Californians who would be affected by a new tax. Think of the business owners elsewhere who now have another reason to stay away.

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Nicholas Goldberg: California has a new plan to tax the super rich. Will it drive them out? 7.8.2020 LA Times: Commentary

I've yet to see a soak-the-rich proposal in California that actually soaks the rich.

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To Reopen Schools Safely, We Need to Fund Teachers — Not Cops 31.7.2020 Truthout.com
Activists say removing police will make schools safer for students of color and free up cash for COVID safety ...
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Letters to the Editor: Coronavirus keeps people from work, not $600 in unemployment 31.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The head of a job-finding nonprofit says his clients want to go back to work, and for those who cannot the $600 federal benefit is crucial.

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Free drinks, store credit and cries for help: How we're handling the coin shortage 30.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Many stores are asking customers to use exact change, credit or debit cards. But there are other workarounds.

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Housing Activists in Philly Launch Major Takeover of Abandoned Public Buildings 26.7.2020 Truthout.com
Single mothers and their children have started perhaps the most significant housing take over in the ...
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How North Carolina Transformed Itself Into the Worst State to Be Unemployed 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket […]
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How North Carolina transformed itself into the worst state to be unemployed 30.6.2020 Raw Story
By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket in High Point, North Carolina, for seven months, taking three buses to work and back each day. She couldn’t afford the groceries she was ringing up for customers, but she had […]
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