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Month: March 2020

March 28, 2020
U.S. COVID-19 Response Must Expand and Federalize Medicaid in All 50 States

Six years before he was outed as the Coronavirus equivalent of a war profiteer, Republican Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) summed up the GOP’s health care plan. “The American system has access to healthcare for everybody,” Burr said, “It's called the emergency room.” Of course, that go-to Republican ER talking point has been a deadly lie since President George […]

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March 15, 2020
FDR's Words of Resolve: 'We Are Now in This War. We Are All in It."

If you need a break from the current American confusion, fear and loathing surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, let me suggest as an antidote reading President Roosevelt’s December 9, 1941 “fireside chat” radio broadcast to the nation. At a time of far greater peril than we face today, FDR delivered a message of inspiration, courage and steely resolve to […]

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March 7, 2020
Trump Joins Past U.S. Presidents Who "Like the Numbers Being Where They Are"

President Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism following his comments Friday at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). After Trump explained, “I’d rather have the people stay” on the 3,500 person cruise ship anchored near San Francisco with 21 coronavirus cases “because I like the numbers being where they are,” Philip Bump of the Washington Post asked in astonishment, “Which is Trump more […]

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March 6, 2020
GOP’s Cornyn Repeatedly Threatened Judges; Now Demands Schumer Apology

Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday expressed regret that he “used the words I used yesterday” in warning Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch of the public backlash their reproductive rights rulings will produce. While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proclaimed, “There is nothing to call this except a threat,” more than a dozen GOP […]

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Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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