Whichever Model You Use, This Virus Is Going to Kill a Lot of People

Whichever Model You Use, This Virus Is Going to Kill a Lot of People

A health professional in protective equipment is waiting to hand out self-test kits in a parking lot at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, during the coronavirus outbreak on April 8, 2020. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Happy Cinco de Mayo. When all this is over, we should hold a two-week festival with all the holidays … Read more

The sordid history of housing discrimination in America

The sordid history of housing discrimination in America

As of 2016, the median wealth for black families in America was $ 17,600, while median wealth for white families was $ 171,000. One of the biggest factors causing these differences is housing. A house is the most valuable thing that many people will own. And buying a nicer house in a nicer neighborhood has … Read more

Jim Jordan Demands Top FBI Officials Answer Questions about ‘Perjury Trap’ Set for Michael Flynn

Jim Jordan Demands Top FBI Officials Answer Questions about ‘Perjury Trap’ Set for Michael Flynn

Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaks with journalists in Washington, D.C. January 23, 2020. (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) House Judiciary Republicans are demanding that FBI Director Christopher Wray respond to the “targeting” of the Office of Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, by making senior officials and documents related to the probe available to lawmakers. … Read more

A Republican lawsuit could force Wisconsin to reopen immediately

A Republican lawsuit could force Wisconsin to reopen immediately

It is difficult to exaggerate the bet Legislature v. Palm of Wisconsin, a lawsuit filed by the Republican-controlled legislature of Wisconsin to end a home birth related to the coronavirus in that state. The Wisconsin Supreme Court, which is also controlled by Republicans, will hear oral arguments in this case on Tuesday. The direct question … Read more

Researcher Behind Model Predicting 3,000 Daily Deaths Claims It Was Not ‘Intended to Be a Forecast’

Researcher Behind Model Predicting 3,000 Daily Deaths Claims It Was Not ‘Intended to Be a Forecast’

Airman First Class Sarah Howard, 159 Medical Group, Louisiana Air National Guard, registers triage information about a patient’s windshield in the triage section of a drive-through community, a community-based COVID-19 coronavirus test site in Louis Armstrong Park New Orleans, LA. March 20, 2020. (Senior Master Sergeant Dan Farrell / US Air National Guard) The researcher … Read more

For immigrants without legal status, federal coronavirus relief is out of reach

For immigrants without legal status, federal coronavirus relief is out of reach

Americans relied on low-paid workers to run essential services during the pandemic, from harvesting and delivering food to cleaning public areas. But many of these workers with no legal immigration status have done so without financial support from the federal government. The CARES $ 2 trillion law gives the most taxpayers unemployment benefits and up … Read more

COVID-19 Won’t Lead to Higher-Ed Reform

COVID-19 Won’t Lead to Higher-Ed Reform

People with face masks are walking at Columbia University in New York City, where classes have been suspended because someone was quarantined on campus due to exposure to the corona virus, March 9, 2020. (Shannon Stapleton / Reuters) Conservatives hoping that the pandemic will lead to much-needed “disruption” in the American academy are likely to … Read more