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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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Mr. Impeached Pretend President, What the Fuck Is Wrong With You?
Dr. Anthony Fauci takes a well-deserved break. Photo by EPA So today this happened: In the first government assessment of how U.S. hospitals are coping with coronavirus, an internal watchdog report from the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found deadly...
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The Man Is A Hero
Navy photo In a sorrowful time when "a true patriot gets fired for doing the right thing," the Navy captain ousted for blowing the whistle on Navy inaction as coronavirus ravaged his crew walked off his ship Friday to the stirring sound of thousands of sailors chanting, "Cap-tain Cro-zier! Cap-tain...
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With the Feds Missing In Action, Depending On the Kindness Of (RV-Owning) Strangers
Mark Quale, an ER physician in North Carolina, was one of the first people matched with a donated RV from Kelsey and Tim Webb, who were strangers. Before, coming home to his two young sons, wife and mother-in-law, Quale would strip off his scrubs on the front porch, walk to a bathroom cordoned off...
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A Very Good Job (At Slow-Rolling, Mass Negligent Homicide)
On a day the U.S. saw over 139,000 cases and at least 2,425 deaths, the ever-classy Trump boasted his briefings' "ratings" reached "Bachelor Finale, Monday Night Football type numbers." The photo of these bodybags was taken by an anonymous New York City hospital nurse who said he wanted to show "...
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On Loaves and Fishes and Toilet Paper: Crackpot Trumpian Pastor Arrested For Packing In Congregants Because COVID-19 Is A Jesus-Hating Liberal Plot
Arguing his church will only close "when the Rapture comes," the rabid, moronic, Trump-loving pastor of a Tampa megachurch was arrested Monday for putting at risk the lives of hundreds of his followers and thousands of their families and neighbors after leading two packed Sunday services in...
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