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Ill-Judged Ruling on Travel Mask Mandate the Product of Years of Cynical GOP Court Packing

Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle's decision exemplifies how completely former President Donald Trump and then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell broke the judicial selection process in their drive to place conservative ideologues in the federal judiciary.

Jackie Calmes ·

WHO Warns Poor Nations Could Be Pushed to 'End of the Queue' for Pfizer Covid Pill

"Do not let history repeat itself," said the People's Vaccine Alliance, a leading critic of global inequities in access to lifesaving medical tools.

Kenny Stancil ·

Report Details Biden Admin's 'Cruel and Unnecessary' Jailing of Asylum-Seekers

The paper's author says the administration's policy "endangers lives, separates families, inflicts trauma, wastes resources, and punishes people for exercising their legal right to request asylum."

Brett Wilkins ·

Vaccination Could Have Prevented 3 in 5 US Covid Deaths Since June 2021: Analysis

An estimated 234,000 lives could have been saved with primary-series vaccination, the Kaiser Family Foundation found.

Kenny Stancil ·

Living in Poverty: The First and Worst Hit by Pandemics of Every Sort

Today, the poor live at the crossroads of injustice, hurt first and worst by the interlocking evils of climate change, militarism, and racism, as well as other forms of violence and inequality.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis ·

The US Spent 7.5 Times More on Nuclear Weapons Than Global Vaccine Donations

Since the pandemic started, the United States has prioritized funding for nuclear arms and the military over global vaccines.

Sarah Lazare ·

DOJ Files Appeal to Revive Travel Mask Mandate

The CDC, which requested the move, said that "at this time an order requiring masking in the indoor transportation corridor remains necessary for the public health."

Jessica Corbett ·

Advocates Demand Urgency From White House to Salvage Mask Mandate

"The federal courts shouldn't be making policy decisions or substituting the judges' opinions for that of a government or public health agency—and that's exactly what happened," said one expert.

Julia Conley ·

Biden DOJ Will Fight for Travel Mask Mandate If CDC Says It's Still Needed

The announcement came after the president—when asked if Americans should wear masks on planes—said, "That's up to them."

Jessica Corbett ·

Democrats Panned for Move to Codify Title 42 With 'Stephen Miller Bill'

"Title 42 is a cruel and racist Trump-era policy crafted by white nationalist Stephen Miller to prevent Black and Brown immigrants from seeking their legal right to asylum in the U.S."

Julia Conley ·

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