Clifford Michel, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 25 at 10:32pm EDTby THE CITY The landmark deal struck by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature Thursday to legalize recreational marijuana in New York State reportedly includes one of the country’s most ambitious social equity programs.
April Dembosky, KQED March 25, 2021 For months, journalists, politicians and health officials — including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Dr. Anthony Fauci — have invoked the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to explain why Black Americans are more hesitant than white Americans to get the coronavirus […]
When I studied Chinese two decades ago, I couldn’t believe how white peers reacted. Imagine how Asian Americans feel.By Jill Richardson | March 24, 2021 Previously published in OtherWords.org
Women are still less than one-third of Congress and state legislatures, even after two big election cycles
A Republican rebound drove overall gains in 2020, but women are still underrepresented at all legislative levels, according to a new analysis by Rutgers University’s Center for Women and Politics. Amanda Becker
Emmarie Huetteman March 23, 2021 Democrats, newly in control of Congress and the White House, are united behind an idea that Republican lawmakers and major drugmakers fiercely oppose: empowering the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate the prices of brand-name drugs covered by Medicare.
J. Alexander Navarro, University of Michigan Picture the United States struggling to deal with a deadly pandemic. State and local officials enact a slate of social-distancing measures, gathering bans, closure orders and mask mandates in an effort to stem the tide of cases and deaths. The public responds […]
Bernard J. Wolfson March 22, 2021 As you surely know, this country’s covid vaccination effort has been plagued by major birth pangs: registration snafus, poor communication, faulty data and a scant supply of vaccine — all exacerbated by inequitable allocation, alleged political favoritism and unseemly jockeying for […]
‘Sex addiction’ isn’t a justification for killing, or really an addiction – it reflects a person’s own moral misgivings about sex
Joshua B. Grubbs, Bowling Green State University A 21-year-old white man is alleged to have entered three different spas in the greater Atlanta area on March 16 and shot dead eight people, six of whom were Asian women. The following day, Cherokee County sheriff’s officials announced what the […]
Yeah, crocuses poked out of the soil along Central Park’s pathways, but the first day of spring, 2021, blossomed with something else: People.
‘Doing nothing’ is all the rage – is it a form of resistance, or just an indulgence for the lucky few?
Ingrid Nelson, Amherst College The pandemic has either created too much free time or too little. Kitchen-table commutes and reduced social obligations expand mornings and weekends for some, while caretakers and gig workers are exhausted by the constant, overlapping demands of home and work.