Kurt Thigpen was met with vitriol shortly after he became a school board member in Washoe County, Nevada. Credit: David Calvert, special to ProPublica
Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Pro Publica

We’re losing our humanity, and the pandemic is to blame

“What the hell is happening? I feel like we are living on another planet. I don’t recognize anyone anymore.”  by Sarah Smith, ProPublica October 8, 2021   Kurt Thigpen clenched his hands around the edge of…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus News Wade Rathke

MASK REVOLT – really?!?

by Wade Rathke August 18, 2021 New Orleans f all of the revolts we might imagine in the fever dreams of our lives, the anti-mask rebellion has to be one for the comic books. Much of…

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Posted in Arizona Coronavirus

Masks off: Bill would allow Arizona businesses to ignore city, county mandates

by Victoria Hill, Cronkite News Thursday, February 18, 2021   Phoenix – A House committee has passed a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow Arizona business owners to decide whether to enforce mask mandates for employees and customers,…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Wade Rathke

Mask protection

A lot of our brothers and sisters are at best flying half-masked. Many seem to believe that the mask is something similar to a chin guard, but I’m unclear what kind of helmet it’s holding up?…

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Guests, a few wearing masks, watch U.S. President Donald Trump deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP)
Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Race for the White House 2020

Senior Trump official brushes off criticism of maskless crowd at RNC: ‘Everybody Is going to catch this thing eventually’

“This is Covid denial on another level entirely.” by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Friday, August 28 A White House official’s flippant response to concerns about the maskless crowds of attendees at the Republican National Convention—and the…

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus On the road Politics Wade Rathke

The West stays weird

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   We humped the highway back home through Texas. It was a great trip. It was time. We have some observations for what they are worth. We read that the governor…

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