… America … on a muzzle … who will tell the story? …

In late April, Jim Richerson, the chief executive officer of the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo, Colo., emailed Blake Fontenay, the editorial-pages editor at the town’s newspaper, The Pueblo Chieftain. Richerson and Fontenay occasionally discussed happenings at the Arts Center, which had temporarily closed and laid off most of its staff … Continue reading … America … on a muzzle … who will tell the story? …

Former Republican National Security Officials For Biden …

A PROJECT OF DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER A STATEMENT BY FORMER REPUBLICAN NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS The statement below was issued by over 70 former senior Republican national security officials on August 20, 2020, and 60 additional senior officials have now signed on, including many who served in the Trump Administration.   Since its release, Donald Trump has continued … Continue reading Former Republican National Security Officials For Biden …

… A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege …

It’s Already Being Tested. A few weeks ago, dozens of tents appeared in Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, brought by homeless people who were displaced during the unrest that gripped the city after the death of George Floyd. Blocks from where George Floyd drew his last breaths, residents have vowed to avoid the police to protect people … Continue reading … A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege …

… “Mad Mike” Hughes Rejected Science and Chased Fame …

It Killed Him. The self-taught rocket scientist's next project was to reach space. But first he wanted one more launch in front of cameras. The Mojave Desert had cast its spell over "Mad Mike" Hughes the night he thought to fly to the edge of space. It’s no wonder why. The sky is fall-over-backwards big, … Continue reading … “Mad Mike” Hughes Rejected Science and Chased Fame …

…… hurry!…. hide these somewhere … quick! … …..

On and on and on and on Time is .......     ... Knock Knock .... ? .....          Prison Populations           ... bombed out in Syria ...     ...hot hot hot   ... ripples on the water       ... it's pig's blood actually ... … Continue reading …… hurry!…. hide these somewhere … quick! … …..

… With his camera and red arm band, Mr. Li captured the dark side of Mao’s revolution at great personal risk…

Li Zhensheng,Photographer of China’s Cultural Revolution, Dies at 79 Li Zhensheng in a risky self portrait taken during China’s Cultural Revolution on July 17, 1967, when people were expected to put party before self.His photographs offer a rare visual testament to that tumultuous period in Chinese history.Li Zhensheng, a Chinese photographer who took great personal risk to document … Continue reading … With his camera and red arm band, Mr. Li captured the dark side of Mao’s revolution at great personal risk…

…What if the Republicans pivoted on climate? …

If the Republicans pivoted on climate ... How an ambitious, conservative environmentalism came into being. An imagined scenario from 2024 Editor’s note: This climate-change article is fiction, but grounded in historical fact and real science. The year, concentration of carbon dioxide and average temperature rise (above pre-industrial average) are shown for each one. The scenarios do … Continue reading …What if the Republicans pivoted on climate? …

… Donald Trump Is the ‘Undertaker’ of American Politics …

I don’t wish to spend much time deconstructing what was going on in the president’s mind. Better to examine the downstream effects of his pantomime as it was echoed and reenacted in the pushing aside of other peaceful protesters in other places in the days that followed. For all the genuinely moving moments of police kneeling … Continue reading … Donald Trump Is the ‘Undertaker’ of American Politics …

… Larry Brilliant on How Well We Are Fighting Covid-19 …

Three months ago, the epidemiologist weighed in on what we must do to defeat this new threat. We went back to ask: How are we doing, and what comes next? Larry Brilliant in Katmandu in 1980, doing a survey of blindness. The computer was a donation from Steve Jobs. IT SEEMS LIKE a century ago … Continue reading … Larry Brilliant on How Well We Are Fighting Covid-19 …

… If not now ….. then when? …

  It comes down to whether you have faith in the system. Older people do. They vote, they believe their vote matters, and if we all just come together Trump will be out of office and harmony will reign. But young people don’t agree. Young people have never lived in an era where the U.S. … Continue reading … If not now ….. then when? …

… HOW THE WORLD MISSED COVID-19’S SILENT SPREAD …

BEHIND THE CURVE Dr. Camilla Rothe’s team was among the first to warn about asymptomatic transmission. Symptomless transmission makes the coronavirus far harder to fight. But health officials dismissed the risk for months, pushing misleading and contradictory claims in the face of mounting evidence. MUNICH — Dr. Camilla Rothe was about to leave for dinner … Continue reading … HOW THE WORLD MISSED COVID-19’S SILENT SPREAD …

… Few … if any … who recover … will be whole again …

'Recovered' doesn't mean healthy again What they don’t tell you about surviving COVID-19 Most people who catch the new coronavirus don’t experience severe symptoms, and some have no symptoms at all. COVID-19 saves its worst for relatively few. ICU nurse Sherie Antoinette has seen the serious cases first hand. The lucky ones — if you … Continue reading … Few … if any … who recover … will be whole again …

… The Prime Cellular Targets for the Novel Coronavirus …

There’s still a lot to learn about SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But it has been remarkable and gratifying to watch researchers from around the world pull together and share their time, expertise, and hard-earned data in the urgent quest to control this devastating virus. That collaborative spirit was on full display in … Continue reading … The Prime Cellular Targets for the Novel Coronavirus …

…“It’s Hard to Stay Afloat”: Hope and Exhaustion in the Coronavirus Fight …

In New York, the curve has started to flatten—but the I.C.U.s are still full, and patients are still dying. A woman and her husband are admitted to my ward; before the coronavirus, they were healthy, enjoying morning walks and evening cocktails. Now, while her breathing improves each day, his declines. By the end of the … Continue reading …“It’s Hard to Stay Afloat”: Hope and Exhaustion in the Coronavirus Fight …

…The Preëxisting Condition in the Oval Office …

... Trump Et al have waged war on scientists, subjecting us all to unnecessary mortal danger   When has New York known a grimmer week? The sirens are unceasing. Funeral parlors are overwhelmed. Refrigerator trailers are now in service as morgues, and can be found parked outside hospitals all over town. We’re told that there … Continue reading …The Preëxisting Condition in the Oval Office …

… The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming …

Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel coronavirus—but first, we need lots more testing. Photograph: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images Larry Brilliant says he doesn’t have a crystal ball. But 14 years ago, Brilliant, the epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, spoke to a TED audience and described what the … Continue reading … The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming …

… The Man Behind Trump’s Facebook Juggernaut …

Brad Parscale used social media to sway the 2016 election. He’s poised to do it again. On Facebook, Parscale moved fast and broke things, but it seems that the things he broke were norms, not laws. In September, at a resort hotel in the Coachella Valley, the California Republican Party held its fall convention. Brad … Continue reading … The Man Behind Trump’s Facebook Juggernaut …

… The Trump Presidency Is Over …

It has taken a good deal longer than it should have, but Americans have now seen the con man behind the curtain. When, in January 2016, I wrote that despite being a lifelong Republican who worked in the previous three GOP administrations, I would never vote for Donald Trump, even though his administration would align … Continue reading … The Trump Presidency Is Over …