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First Do No Harm, Or Wait Maybe Just A Little If It's Good For Our Ratings
Photo Evan Vucci/AP So much for Dr. 'What-Do-We-Have-To-Lose' Trump's " like a miracle " cure for coronavirus. To the surprise of nobody with a modicum of common sense, reasonable caution and faith in scientific data, a new study has found that the Fox-and-Trump-touted malaria drug...
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On Badass Nurses: I Want My Death To Make You Angry
Badassery in Denver. Photo by Alyson McClaran Now, inevitably, we are seeing the frenzied rise of anti-lockdown, pro-stupidity, Trump-endorsed protests for the time-honored American right to die in the name of stubborn ignorance. Thus, the stunning sight of a few masked health care workers standing...
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Unnecessary Death and Disaster: We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident
Getty Image. Front cartoon by Ann Telnaes The fatal blunders, and ugly feints to cover them, keep coming. Saturday's "briefing" devolved into a circus of unhinged boasts and bogus grievances : “It could have been stopped in China before it started and the whole world is suffering because of it,” “...
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Birth Of A Nation Redux
Wow. So okay then. Skipping the polite part, Trump and his team of racist cretins from the Trump War Room are going straight-on Nazi out of the gate with their first re-election ad. Titled "I'm On Team Joe!," it shows scary brown guys with many tats, purportedly some of the many MS-13 gang members...
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Be Like Ben and Mindy: On Hope and Love and Getting Through
Photo by Nicole Hubbard, a co-worker, via AP Picture from a pandemic: Here's Ben Cayer and Mindy Brock, married fellow nurse anesthetists in Florida, showing us how it's done. They spend their days as part of Tampa General Hospital's "airway team," taking on the intricate, up close, high-risk task...
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Enough: The Women of the Pandemic Are Not Here For Your Bullshit
Tunisian women making medical masks after they agreed to keep working under quarantine. AFP photo. Front photo of nurses in Wuhan, China by Hector Retamal/AFP The relentless insanity at the top goes on apace: Adam Schiff gets quote of the week for his response to Trump's false claims of absolute...
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The Best People: Trump Appoints Inept Band of Morons to Re-Open the Country, Governors Say Not So Fast
Having blithely left states in the lurch to fight the pandemic but now imperiously insisting he gets to decide who among us should have to die (and when) for late-stage capitalism, Trump has appointed his usual raggedy-ass-collection of zealots, relatives and sycophants with no discernible skills...
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Murderous Fail After Fail
Mass graves on Hart's Island in New York. Drone photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters. Front art from Der Spiegel On Easter, as U.S. coronavirus cases hit over half a million and deaths soared past 22,000, the country's alleged leader spent the day rage-tweeting and declaring, "I am working hard to expose...
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We're Rolling/ My Sweetheart/ We're Flowing/ By God
Photo by Rett Rogers Goddamn. A tough one. We mourn the gut-punching loss of singular songwriter, storyteller, poet, bard, meat-loaf-eating good ole boy and lovely human being John Prine, whose deep, wry, bittersweet songs of everyday life have helped so many get through so much. For almost two...
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The Party of Lucifer
American democracy in action. Jennifer Taff stood in line outside Milwaukee's Washington High School for two hours after not receiving her absentee ballot: "I have a father dying from lung disease and I have to risk my life and his just to exercise my right to vote." Photo by Milwaukee Journal...
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