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Pseudo-Democracy 7.7.2020 The Moderate Voice

When is a democracy not a democracy? When it’s a pseudo-democracy. The Founding Fathers did not envision the United States as a democracy, but as a Republic, with the right to vote restricted to men of property or tax payers. Did the Framers not consider that property-holders might vote in ways to help them preserve […]

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Is the COVID-19 pandemic cure really worse than the disease? Here’s what our research found 7.7.2020 Raw Story
The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The coronavirus pandemic catapulted the country into one of the deepest recessions in U.S. history, leaving millions of Americans without jobs or health insurance. There is a lot of evidence that economic hardship is associated with poor health and can increase […]
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Coronavirus Is Creating a Crisis of Energy Insecurity 5.7.2020 Truthout.com
With unpaid bills and energy shutoffs rising during the pandemic, we need to act now to avoid another health emergency.
With unpaid bills and energy shutoffs rising during the pandemic, we need to act now to avoid another health emergency.
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Experts say coronavirus is spreading through ‘airborne transmission’ — and there could be major implications 5.7.2020 Raw Story
The World Health Organization was warned in an open letter sent by 239 scientists from 32 countries that COVID-19 is being spread through airborne transmission, The New York Times reported Saturday. “If airborne transmission is a significant factor in the pandemic, especially in crowded spaces with poor ventilation, the consequences for containment will be significant. […]
Megha Majumdar Has Written a Thriller for the Least Summery Summer Ever 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
In the opening pages of Megha Majumdar’s new novel, A Burning, Jivan witnesses a terrorist attack at a train station in Kolkata, India. Scrolling through Facebook later, she sees a clip of a woman wailing that nearby police officers did nothing to save her daughter trapped inside a train. “If the police didn’t help ordinary […]
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It's not just coronavirus: America repeatedly fails at public health 3.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Why has the U.S. done so much worse than Europe in controlling the coronavirus? Preferring medical miracles, Americans reject simple public health steps.

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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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Oklahoma Just Voted to Expand Medicaid as the Coronavirus Ravages the State 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
The deep red state of Oklahoma voted Tuesday to expand Medicaid, which could end up offering 200,000 low-income residents access to health care. The measure, which passed with 50.5 percent, a margin of just 6, 488 votes, will expand Medicaid access to adults whose income is at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty […]
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Sanders Files Amendments to Force Pentagon to Pass Audit, Mass Produce Masks 1.7.2020 Truthout.com
"National security also means doing everything we can to improve the lives of our people," Sanders said in his ...
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WHOA: Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite Conservative Opposition 1.7.2020 Crooks Liars
Voters in Oklahoma, one of just 14 states that didn't expand Medicaid under Obamacare and has one of the country's highest uninsured rates, turned out to say they wanted Medicaid expansion to increase health care access and help the hard-pressed rural hospitals. The ballot measure writes the expansion into the state constitution. Via Politico: Oklahoma voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a ballot measure to extend Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor adults, making their state the first to expand government-backed health insurance during the pandemic. The vote, which passed with 50.5 percent support, also throws a wrench in the Trump administration's plan to make Oklahoma the first state to receive its permission to cap Medicaid spending, a longtime goal of conservatives hoping to constrain the safety-net entitlement program. Ballot organizers said the coronavirus crisis would help make their case for expanding Medicaid in the deep-red state. The average number of new cases in Oklahoma has more than ...
Column: Farewell to USC's Ed Kleinbard, 68, a peerless champion of the public interest 1.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Ed Kleinbard knew more about taxation than almost anyone and put it to work for the public interest.

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Column One: Two Midwestern cities. Two local billionaires (Koch and Buffett). Which one can boost prosperity? 1.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

In the middle of America, without intention or, really, anyone noticing, a decades-long, real-world experiment shaped by the money, politics and eccentricities of two 80-something billionaires is underway in two equally white, Christian, Republican cities.

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Northwestern Medicine gains approval to spend more than $100 million on expansion, despite concerns that minority workers and patients are being left behind 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A state board has approved plans by Northwestern Medicine to spend more than $100 million to expand care at its downtown hospital and open a new, suburban medical office building — despite concerns from labor leaders that minority workers and patients are being left out of the system’s efforts.
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Confronting Prejudice Isn’t Enough. We Must Eradicate the White Racial Frame. 30.6.2020 Truthout.com
Confronting Prejudice Isn’t Enough. We Must Eradicate the White Racial Frame.
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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To Achieve A New New Deal, Democrats Must Learn From The Old One 29.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Franklin Roosevelt and other administration officials visit a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp during the New Deal. Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images Edwin Amenta , University of California, Irvine As the United States reels from the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide anti-racism protests, pundits from both sides of the political aisle have speculated that a new New Deal is in the offing. It could happen. Crises, after all, often produce social policy gains, and the similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ...
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The Foster System Is a Battleground for the Racist War on Drugs 28.6.2020 Truthout.com
A new report exposes the foster system as rife with racist drug war attitudes and state ...
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3 moral virtues necessary for an ethical pandemic response and reopening 26.6.2020 Raw Story
The health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are not equally felt. From the United States to Brazil and the United Kingdom, low-wage workers are suffering more than others and communities of color are most vulnerable to the virus. Despite the disparities, countries are reopening without a plan to redress these unequal harms and […]
Opinion: Amid pandemic and recession, the Trump administration attacks 20 million Americans' health coverage 26.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Didn't Trump take the hint from the 2018 election, when Democrats retook the House by running against the GOP's efforts to repeal Obamacare?

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Sanders Unveils Amendment to Slash Pentagon Budget by $74 Billion 26.6.2020 Truthout.com
The Pentagon budget is higher than the next 11 nations combined and represents over half of U.S. discretionary ...
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