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With each passing day, the fascists exert more control

I wish I didn’t have to write this article in 2022

Medical staff treat COVID-19 patient Frank Clark in his room on an isolated medical unit floor at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

You’re too late

Line of voters in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2020 — Voice Of America

All you need to do to be in control of public health — and life and death decisions — is to win a popularity contest.

For four years, he remained publicly silent on HIV. That silence — and the federal lack of a response to the epidemic — cost lives and has affected generations.

How the civic abuses of national politics trickle down to Main Street

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POLITICS + RACE

Let's make sure we focus on the source of contention

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin 9.30.21 in Washington, D.C.

Democrats need to forget about Bernie Sanders and focus on Mayor Pete

Pete Buttigieg, U.S. secretary of transportation, speaks during a news conference at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Jan. 11, 2022. Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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An administrative procedure with no administrative remedy? Sounds like voter suppression.

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