Posted in Analysis Coronavirus

‘This Is Warp Speed?’ At current pace, US will take 10 years to adequately vaccinate the public against Covid-19

“We should have been prepared to start inoculating millions of people the day a vaccine was approved. This is a massive policy failure.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, December 30, 2020 If the Trump administration’s…

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Posted in Economy News Restart 2021

Sanders vows to filibuster military budget to force Senate vote on $2,000 checks

‘This Is No Bluff’ “It would be unconscionable, especially after the House did the right thing, for the Senate to simply leave Washington without voting on this.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, December 29, 2020…

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Posted in Evictions News Unemployment

Sanders slams Trump’s intransigence as millions lose unemployment lifeline

‘Unbelievably Cruel’ “People are losing their extended unemployment benefits,” said the senator from Vermont. “They’re going to be evicted from their apartments because the eviction moratorium is ending.” by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Sunday, December 27,…

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Posted in Democracy Journalism Opinion

Illegal does not mean impossible, and seeking consolation about Trump from legal experts might be stupid

The question at hand is not what the law says, but whether it is possible for a tyrant to violate and overturn the rule of law. by Jeffrey C. Isaac Sunday, December 27, 2020 Thursday’s Washington…

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Posted in Analysis Bailout 2020

Trump golfs, tweets election lies as 14 million set to lose unemployment benefits just after Christmas

“The ability of millions of Americans to pay rent and buy groceries hangs in the balance, and Donald Trump spent the day golfing.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Sunday, December 27, 2020 After threatening to blow…

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Posted in Op/Ed Politics Religion

Christians as dangerous good Samaritans

Honest Christians must unapologetically assert that Jesus’s message is totally at odds with society’s dominant culture. by Gary Olson Lately, I’ve been musing about religion and politics. And more specifically, the thought that keeps recurring to…

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Posted in Arizona Immigration News

US Agents threaten Christmas Eve raid against humanitarians giving aid to refugees near border

‘Complete Disregard for Human Life’ One volunteer noted the cruel irony of such actions “on the eve of a holiday meant to celebrate hospitality towards travelers from distant lands.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Thursday, December…

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Posted in News Restart 2021

McConnell and McCarthy under fire for obstructing $2,000 relief checks

‘Move, Mitch, Get Out the Way’ “If you don’t see that in your bank account, you have Mitch McConnell to thank.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, December 23, 2020 With President Donald Trump and the…

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Posted in News Politics Restart 2021

Georgia Democrats Ossoff and Warnock embrace push for $2,000 stimulus checks as runoff nears

“We need additional, substantial direct Covid relief and the only way we’ll get it is by winning these two Senate races in Georgia.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Democratic Senate candidates Jon…

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Posted in Justice News

Trump pardons Blackwater guards jailed for massacring Iraqi civilians

“While U.S. Army contractors convicted of massacring civilians in Iraq are pardoned, the man who exposed such crimes against humanity, Julian Assange, rots in Britain’s Guantanamo.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, December 23, 2020 President…

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Posted in Justice News Politics

Medicare fraudster who exploited the elderly in $1.3 billion scheme embodies corruption of Trump clemency orders

“The corrupt, the criminal, murderers of children—that’s who Donald lets off the hook. We can never forget and never forgive the unspeakable cruelty.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, December 23, 2020 The very last name…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter News Racism Reparations

Statue of Robert E. Lee removed from U.S. Capitol

‘An important step forward’ “Confederate images do not represent who we are in Virginia, that’s why we voted unanimously to remove this statue,” said state Sen. Louise Lucas. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Monday, December 21,…

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Posted in Community Journalism News Social Media

Congress crams language to criminalize online streaming, meme-sharing into 5,500-page omnibus bill

“These types of decisions should never be made in closed-door negotiations between politicians and industry or rushed through as part of some must-pass spending package.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Monday, December 21, 2020 Lawmakers in…

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Posted in Accountability Coronavirus Investigations News

House Democrats Subpoena HHS and CDC bosses over alleged political interference in Covid-19 response

“The subpoenas were necessary because… efforts to interfere with scientific work at CDC were far more extensive and dangerous than previously known,” asserted Rep. James Clyburn. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Monday, December 21, 2020 Accusing…

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Posted in Analysis Restart 2021

Watered-down Covid relief deal

‘A slap in the face for people suffering across the country’ “Congress must pass this bill to address the immediate need, but let’s be clear: this should be considered a down payment at best.” by Kenny…

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Posted in Analysis Election Tampering Race for the White House 2020

Trump floated Michael Flynn’s “Martial Law” suggestion during White House meeting

“A week ago 126 of my Republican colleagues violated the Constitution by supporting Trump’s attempt to steal the election. How many support Trump’s discussion of military dictatorship?” asked Rep. Bill Pascrell. by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in News Politics Restart 2021

McConnell advances another Trump judge as Covid relief bill remains unfinished

‘This Is His Top Priority’ “As a government shutdown looms, and as the pandemic rages on across America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to push through Trump’s judges until the very end.” by Jake Johnson,…

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Posted in Economy News Restart 2021

Republican Senator who voted for Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich blocks $1,200 stimulus checks

“Millions are falling into poverty, and Ron Johnson—who loves tax cuts for the rich—is blocking help.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, December 18, 2020, 12:01 pm MST, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who voted for President…

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Posted in News Politics Restart 2021 Unemployment insurance

GOP tries to prevent people on unemployment from also receiving stimulus check

‘Gratuitously Cruel’ “Funny enough, they never take issue with doubling down on corporate bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, December 17, 2020 Republican negotiators in Congress are reportedly trying…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Coronavirus News

Amid mounting progressive pressure, Congressional leaders reportedly planning to include direct payments in relief package

“I will not vote for a Covid package that doesn’t include survival payments and unemployment relief for the American people. It’s a red line,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, December 16,…

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Posted in Analysis Politics Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

From ‘Alternative Facts’ to ‘Alternate Electors’: Stephen Miller pushes absurd new strategy in face of Trump loss

“They’re actively attempting a coup. It’s extremely stupid. But that is what it is and it’s beyond troubling.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Monday, December 14, 2020 As we speak, today, an alternate slate of electors…

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Posted in News Restart 2020 Unemployment insurance

Congress ‘already too late’ to prevent lapse in unemployment benefits

Thanks to GOP Stonewalling, Experts Say “We will find ourselves early next year in the midst of a humanitarian crisis brought upon by cruel indifference.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, December 14, 2020 At the…

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Posted in Climate change Environment News

‘Can anybody still deny that we are facing a dramatic emergency?’ Asks UN Chief at Climate Summit

“If we don’t change course,” he warned, “we may be headed for a catastrophic temperature rise of more than 3 degrees this century.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Sunday, December 13, 2020 World leaders aren’t doing…

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Posted in Analysis Biden Administration Politics

Question: How should the left Judge Biden’s success? Answer from a leftist: ‘How many people stop going hungry’ Is One Good Way

“Honestly, if Biden is able to keep his own campaign promises,” says Justice Democrats co-founder Saikat Chakrabarti, “that’ll be pretty good.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Sunday, December 13, 2020 With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic driving…

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