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Coronavirus response: Coercing states to reopen too soon

April 24, 2020 10:10 am By

The lost months The WHO was prepared Contradicting Trump’s recent criticism of the World Health Organization (WHO) – saying they “minimized the threat” and “could have called it months earlier” – the Washington Post reported that Americans working with WHO provided real-time information about the virus when it first emerged last year: More than […]

Save SNAP from Trump’s Proposed Cuts

April 21, 2020 9:00 am By

New guidelines proposed by the Trump administration require all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients who are aged 18 to 49, able bodied, and without dependents to work a minimum 20 hours a week in order to maintain consistent access to the programs benefits. If work requirements aren’t met, […]

An Exploration of How Suicide is Policed in the United States

March 6, 2020 9:14 am By

On July 13 of 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy III died by suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning. Nearly 3 years after his death, Roy’s girlfriend Michelle Carter was convicted for involuntary manslaughter after incriminating text messages and phone calls between the two showed Carter encouraging Roy to commit suicide. Some of […]

Tracking turnover in the Trump administration: Year three

January 27, 2020 11:56 am By

For the past three years, I’ve been keeping track of employee turnover in the Trump administration using a spreadsheet and an eagle eye on the latest news. While many media outlets have reported on this administration’s high turnover, there has not been a comprehensive list of every detail of every […]

Carter Page: Neither Guilty Nor Innocent

December 16, 2019 12:21 am By

The recently-released Inspector General’s report reviewing FBI and DOJ conduct during the Russia investigation focused largely on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who was the subject of four FISA warrants, allowing the government to surveil Page and his communications. FBI missteps To be sure, the report provides plenty of […]