Category: Social Policy

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William rivers Pitt: As COVID Spikes, It’s Normal to Feel Helpless. Let’s Turn Fear to Activism

I feel utterly helpless before this bilge tide of astonishing official malfeasance and self-destructive ground-level stubbornness, and this sense of helplessness is the fuel that feeds my fear.

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Tom Engelhardt: The History of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Or What It Means to Fall on a Failing Planet

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Sam Pizzigati: The Rich Cheer Wall Street’s Records While Americans Drain 401(k)s

The nation’s woefully inadequate response to the pandemic is jeopardizing millions of retirement futures

David Armstrong: Spreading the Virus

“In some ways, the whole country is essentially living with the strategy of the least effective states because states interconnect and one state not doing a good job will continue to spread the virus to other states”

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Aaron Calvin: Health Officials Face Death Threats From Coronavirus Deniers

As people across the country refuse mask mandates, public health officials are fighting an uphill battle with little government support

Margaret Flowers: To Solve the COVID Crisis, We Must Push Biden to Put People Over Profits

Instead of a punitive approach, we need an empowering approach that gives people what they need to protect themselves

Keroles Riad: Scientists: How to fight back against anti-maskers, climate deniers and anti-vaxxers

Universities and scientists must recognize the necessity of equipping the next generation with science journalism skills, and adapt their training and professional development accordingly

Pope Francis: A Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts

Solidarity is more than acts of generosity, important as they are; it is the call to embrace the reality that we are bound by bonds of reciprocity. On this solid foundation we can build a better, different, human future

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Nigel Duara: As pandemic aid ends, California families face brutal new year

An estimated 750,000 Californians are set to lose federal unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, and 2.1 million could lose their homes weeks later when a statewide eviction moratorium lifts

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Lawrence Wittner: Is the Nationalist Tide Receding?

A Pew Research Center poll of 14,276 people across 14 nations during the summer of 2020 found that 81 percent believed that “countries around the world should act as part of a global community that works together to solve problems”

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