On Obama’s convention speech last night: what the hell is up with the New York Times?

Too much Hollywood on their minds — and at the worst time.  The New York Times’ editorial judgement sometimes confuses me. And then I remind myself that the newspaper loves to publish Upper-West-Side-White-Liberal-feel-good stories on current events as if each are overhyped movie-of-the-year candidates that focus on people’s personal triumphs, and can be screened only […]

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2020 Coronavirus pandemic — a reminder that we’ve been here before

America has downplayed pandemics and rebelled against safety precautions in the past. With the current coronavirus global death toll of 634,000 and no American-citizen-driven research in their country’s experience with pandemics, some are surprised to learn that a pandemic where American government leaders downplayed a virus’ dangers, recklessly encouraged mass gatherings, falsely declared a deadly […]

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Irrational rationality: why Trump wants schools open during an out-of-control pandemic

The President will get more people killed before the coronavirus crisis is over In a first-world country that slept its way into an angry pandemic that has shut the doors to more than 60 percent of summer camps, found medical and other essential workers scrambling for a persistent shortage of personal protective equipment, and is […]

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For the record: why I quickly called ‘B***s**t’ on Trump’s ‘increased testing, more coronavirus cases’ story

Trump’s lies during the pandemic point to a cruel endgame As fears rise about the recent spike in coronavirus cases and US health officials believe time is running out to get this disease under control, I think it’s time to address President Donald Trump’s sustained meme that coronavirus infections have increased in America because the […]

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Quick comment and advice on Ohio State Senator Steve Huffman wondering if African Americans or ‘colored’ people are hit harder by coronavirus because they ‘do not wash their hands as well’

When we talk about the quality of healthcare in Black communities, think Huffman. Or don’t. I’m sure y’all already know about Buckeye State lawmaker Steve Huffman’s — um — musings about why African Americans have higher COVID-19 infection rates: Could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands […]

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Of course, there will be another coronavirus ‘stimulus’ in the US …

But we ARE living in 2020 … With 40 million Americans out of work while the coronavirus pandemic has scared most other Americans out of resuming life as usual, should there even be a question about President Donald Trump passing another round of fiscal ‘stimulus’ to avoid what could easily become the second Great Depression? No […]

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A reminder that police violence is a danger to communities’ mental health. And research supports that claim.

Premature mortality, mental trauma, depression, anxiety … Warning: embedded videos contain graphic violence. What if your innocent and non-threatening family member or neighbor was attacked by a police dog  — like then-52-year old Desiree Collins was when she was taking out her household trash nearly three years ago? How do you think Collins should feel […]

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Memorial day thought: what does American society come back from — or come back to — after coronavirus?

Here’s what “We’re in the same boat” means during a pandemic right now. Answer this: if someone has been aporophobic or racist — be it blatant, passive, willfully ignorant or plain hateful — for much of their lives, how is a coronavirus pandemic going to magically make them believe “we’re in this together” or “in […]

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Senate hearing with Mnuchin and Powell is happening now — and you can see the most obvious B.S. about reopening the US economy

Right now, US Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are remotely testifying to the Senate Banking Committee about stimulus spending and the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Mnuchin’s view is similar to that of his boss, President Donald Trump: they want scared and brave Americans to re-open the economy by leaving […]

Read More Senate hearing with Mnuchin and Powell is happening now — and you can see the most obvious B.S. about reopening the US economy