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Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The Decade of Transformation is Here

Remaking the Economy for the People

March 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Chard deNiord: Last Goodbye in the Time of Corona

The darkness arrived without your voice
or touch, my love, and yet I heard
your voice and felt your hand in mine.

March 31, 2020 · 3 Comments

Jackie Robb: The Virus and the Bulb

The beginnings of a dark cloud of worry about the virus moved in to share space with the more festive anticipation of amaryllis blooms.

March 29, 2020 · 3 Comments

Robert Wrigley: A Walk

Can they tell we are different, the deer?

March 28, 2020 · 5 Comments

Nicholas Johnson: A Seattle doctor on the frontlines

My first question every time I see a new patient now is: ‘Could this be COVID-19?’

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Leslie Anne Mcilroy: Zoosk | The Pandemic

We stay put, apart,
constant in longing. And that is all
fine, my friends, except the dying
part. Death all around love’s
little sprouting head.

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Robert Walicki: Storm

It’s 40 degrees, and windy enough to lift us
off the edge of the earth, and this hospital roof,

where we drop the heads of metal snakes down stacks,
next to exhaust vents carrying the breath of the dying

March 26, 2020 · 4 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: In Memoriam | A Planet of Missing Beauties

For those I’ll be leaving behind, my children and grandchildren in particular, this just wasn’t the world I ever wanted them to inherit.

March 25, 2020 · 6 Comments

Deena November: Social Distance Pro

I create ambitious color coded schedules for
my hyper children during a pandemic but they are jumping in puddles, tracking mud all over the house and eating popcorn off the living room rug.

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Corona's Jaws: An Anthology of Poetry

Poems by Cynthia Atkins, Jose Alcantara, Judith Alexander Brice, Michael T. Young, Sydney Lea, Charlie Brice, John Samuel Tieman, and Adrian Rice.

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jill Richardson: We are all in this together

Why we can’t be okay with other people bearing the brunt of a pandemic or recession.

March 24, 2020 · 5 Comments

Arie Kruglanski: 3 ways the coronavirus pandemic is changing who we are

The stressful external forces this pandemic unleashed are exerting a deep internal effect. Little by little, they are changing who we are and how we relate to people and the world.

March 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ellen McGrath Smith: March 22, 2020

As it is, we’re quarantined in cages,
rooms, apartments, city houses, ranches
in the suburbs, the further out you go
the more chance to forget, to forgo
every caution you’ve ever not taken.

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge World Leaders to Learn From Coronavirus to Tackle Climate Crisis

This is a moment when we can implement measures to help boost the economy, create jobs, and build climate resilience.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

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