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Kamala Harris is wearing Chuck Taylors and I’m all for it

By making a definite fashion statement about comfortable footwear, Kamala Harris has taken a bold step forward for women everywhere. The Democratic vice presidential candidate took a campaign trip to Wisconsin on Labor Day to speak to Black union members, business leaders, and the family of Jacob Blake, the Kenosha man shot seven times in […]

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Trump has jumped off the QAnon cliff

If the latest wacko conspiracy theories aren’t enough for Donald Trump, don’t worry — he’ll just make up some new ones, this time involving Democrats in dark shadows and planes carrying protesting thugs. In an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, no stranger to conspiracy theories herself, Trump played his usual cards to distract the […]

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Don’t let your mail-in ballot get thrown out

Millions of voters — more than in any time in U.S. history —  are likely to vote absentee in the Nov. 3 election. But voters need to plan now how to vote correctly and make sure that unintentional errors don’t disqualify their votes. Donald Trump has been trying to throw shade on voting by mail […]

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How to overcome the danger that your vote won’t count

Donald Trump is trying to convince his base that mail-in voting — which he and most members of his administration use regularly — is somehow “rigged” and will delegitimize the results of November’s election. He’s even gone so far as to cast doubt on whether he would accept the election results. Never mind the fact […]

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If you want to reopen schools, conquer COVID-19 virus first (UPDATE)

Schools can’t reopen for a “normal” school day until the U.S. has a better handle on the transmission of the novel coronavirus. It’s a broken record by this time, but public health experts have made it clear that the infection rate must be lowered before schools can reopen. The latest message is from U.S. Surgeon […]

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Even with COVID-19, don’t forget about cutting plastic waste

The overwhelming news of a worldwide pandemic, a coming presidential election, and the daily battering of scandals from the Trump administration threatens to downplay one of biggest issues we all still face — climate change. Here’s an easy way to bring part of this issue back to the forefront: Adopting a plastic-free July. Organized attempts […]

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Police reform could save cities millions of dollars in misconduct payouts

Why should we reform the police? Besides being the right thing to do, it will save a ton of money in the long run. How to reform the nation’s police forces is turning into a potent political issue for the November election. The ongoing protests in nearly 150 U.S. cities about police violence against African-Americans […]

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We can all be heroes in the time of COVID-19

News stories are filled with images of health care heroes in medical facilities nationwide treating patients sickened with the novel coronavirus. No one would disagree with that characterization — those working on the front lines deserve nothing less than our full respect, not to mention hazard pay. That includes not only health care workers, but […]

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After COVID-19 closures, economy is returning with a whimper, not a roar

What if you reopened the economy and nobody shopped? It’s still way too early to measure the economic effects of several states allowing the reopening of retail stores, restaurants, salons, gyms, doctors’ offices, and other businesses that have been hit hard by stay-at-home orders because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence is based on anecdotes rather […]

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How to mark Earth Day’s 50th anniversary during COVID-19: online

In the face of a pandemic, Earth Day 2020 is going digital. COVID-19 has rightfully seized the world’s attention, and many around the globe are on lockdown. But being stuck at home doesn’t mean we can forget the long-term struggle to save the environment and fight global warming. Groups marking the 50th anniversary of Earth […]

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