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What’s behind the GOP reversal on COVID-19 vaccines? Money

You might have noticed a seemingly sudden turnaround by many Republican lawmakers, right-wing media personalities, and others with an oversize influence on conservative voters. They now claim that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a great idea after all. The United States has not escaped the worldwide surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by the […]

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Kick the single-use plastic habit during Plastic Free July

Straws, plastic bottles, coffee cups, plastic bags, food take-out containers and other plastic waste products are filling our oceans to the tune of 8 million tons a year. It’s not just oceans. Single-use plastic also ends up in rivers, lakes, and landfills. Most people think plastic can be and is being recycled, but 91% of […]

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Georgia GOP rams through new voter suppression law

Guess not much has changed about trying to stop Black people from voting, especially in Georgia. A draconian voter suppression law was jammed through the Georgia Legislature on a party line vote in just a few hours and signed that evening by Gov. Brian Kemp. The white-men-only signing took place behind closed doors, with a […]

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GOP doubles down on voter suppression (UPDATE)

When lots of people vote, Democrats win. Just ask President Joe Biden, with his nearly 8 million vote margin over Donald Trump. So naturally, Republicans are doing all they can to stop voters they fear will vote for Team Blue from taking part in the electoral process. Since the November election, Republican officials in 33 […]

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Trump has ruined our inauguration celebration

It used to be that the people of the United States looked at presidential inaugurations with a sense of pride. But like just about everything else he touches, Donald Trump has broken that, too. Even if your candidate lost, you knew the inauguration was momentous — the views of the buildings in Washington, D.C., the […]

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Trump finally got his ‘American carnage’

In his inaugural address in January 2017, Donald Trump promised to end “American carnage.” As his (thankfully single) term in office is about to end, he finally figured out a way to get his deranged followers to deliver that carnage. As the world watched in horror, thousands of Trump supporters from such white supremacy and […]

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Stay in Mar-a-Lago, Trump. No one wants you back. (UPDATE)

Donald Trump is spending Christmas the way he has spent much of his presidency: tweeting, golfing, being lazy, and ignoring the hard work of being president while trying to destroy the efforts of leaders actually carving out policy. Over his four years (thankfully coming to an end soon) as president, Trump has played a total […]

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Biden Cabinet picks show the adults are back in charge

Well, that’s refreshing. The men and women President-Elect Joe Biden has chosen for his Cabinet and Cabinet-level posts so far not only look like America, as he promised, but also are capable of doing their jobs in a way to reassert America’s standing in the world and to reassure U.S. allies that they will no […]

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You lost, Trump. Get over it and step aside.

With the news that PRESIDENT-ELECT Joe Biden has taken the lead in votes in Georgia and Pennsylvania, it’s now clear that the Donald Trump era in America will soon be coming to an end. Adding those two states’ counts to Biden’s total puts Biden over the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win the […]

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There’s a whole lotta voting going on

Have you voted yet? If you have, you’re like more than 47 million other Americans. And there’s still more than a week until Election Day. All signs are that the number of votes cast in the 2020 general election on Nov. 3 will shatter previous records in modern-day elections, both in numbers and in percentages. […]

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