A nation could not have been more poorly positioned to fight COVID-19 than by the Trump administration.
The dangerous fringe theory behind the Great Barrington Declaration and the push toward herd immunity.
Derrick Z. Jackson: As the Virus Rampages through Washington, Essential Workers Nationwide Are Paying the Price
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures, most notably from federal and state leaders who dismiss the science on COVID-19, and from bosses who mock the use of masks, skirt or ignore recommended safety protocols, and skimp on protective equipment.
Derrick Z. Jackson: Election day is nearing, but there’s no end in sight to Trump’s attacks on science
Will the American electorate end up asking for an encore performance of this full-throated rejection of scientific evidence?
In more sane times, it would be natural for the Boy Scouts of America to share its do-gooder image with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Given how many African Americans die because of polluted air, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is no ally. It is just another cop standing to the side as Black folks are being asphyxiated to death.
The pressure to re-open America is being pressed by the extreme right. It represents an open declaration that the pursuit of white happiness is an unalienable, unalterable right.
Jared Kushner called America’s response to COVID-19, “a great success story.” And some states are moving to aggressively reopen malls, retail stores, restaurants, gyms, bowling alleys, parks, and hair parlors and even ordering people to go back to work.
It shows we need a doubling and tripling of our efforts to assure free and fair elections, with online registration, mail-in voting options, and safe in-person voting procedures across the country.