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Florida ramps up the negligent homicide bodycount in the run-up to the GOP convention

In early June, North Carolina officials informed the Republican Party that, given the COVID-19 pandemic, they would be requiring those attending the GOP convention, which had been scheduled to start August 24 in Charlotte, to follow certain public health safeguards. This apparently did not sit well with Donald Trump, who, according to multiple sources, told […]

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Thankfully, while the President of the United Stated is focused on getting his co-conspirators out of jail, we have a Governor in Michigan that’s putting the health and safety of our people first

Gretchen Whitmer joins the governors of Kansas, Maine, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Washington in making mask-wearing mandatory. Today, as Donald “the most innocent man in the history of the United States” Trump was commuting the sentence of convicted criminal Roger Stone, our Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, was focused on the health and safety of her constituents, signing […]

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Trump threatens to cut funding for schools that don’t reopen

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rolled out a 9-page checklist for school districts, listing things that, in their judgment, would need to be done before schools could safely be reopened to children. These guidelines, in the words of CNN’s Ana Cabrera, encourage, among other things, “staggered scheduling, a back-up staffing plan, modified seating […]

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PPP data, finally released by the SBA, shows that millions of US taxpayer dollars went to businesses tied to the likes of Jared Kushner, Mitch McConnell, and Devin Nunes, in what can best be described as a corporate looting free-for-all

I was going to write about Florida’s executive order to reopen schools in August in spite of the fact that they just broke a national record with 11,458 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and their hospitals are now reaching capacity, but then the Small Business Administration (SBA) finally caved to pressure and released the names […]

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Finding my family’s version of “Little House in the Big Woods”

Quite often, I find myself thinking things like, “If not for this one thing having happened, I likely wouldn’t be where I am today.” I wonder, for instance, if my father hadn’t gotten into an accident that kept him from shipping off for Vietnam, how my life might have turned out differently. Or I start […]

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