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Natural disasters are in fact events that show to all the inequalities in society. COVID-19 is an extreme case of this because it is a global event. Here in the United States, a nation that has spent decades making the lives of workers markedly worse, busting unions to their weakest point in a century, and […]
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The Nursing Home Disaster

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On April 25, 2020
Chas Walker has an outstanding essay in the Boston Globe on how the terrible conditions for nursing home workers are now killing our parents and grandparents. These figures will continue to rise, because although the virus can affect anyone, the residents of long-term care facilities are particularly susceptible to COVID-19, given dynamics such as age, […]
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For Mitch McConnell, COVID-19 is an opportunity to destroy any positive services that states and cities provide. It’s also an opportunity to destroy public sector unions. He has the perfect mechanism to achieve these goals–force states and cities to declare bankruptcy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday insisted that flailing state and local governments […]
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Our Brilliant Leaders

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On April 15, 2020
We are in the best of hands. White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway erroneously asserted on Wednesday that the number 19 in COVID-19, which stands for the year in which the virus was discovered, stood for a strain of the disease. The adviser made the slip-up while explaining to the co-hosts of “Fox and Friends” […]
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