Carine Mardorossian, University at Buffalo One of the most devastating elements of the coronavirus pandemic has been the inability to personally care for loved ones who have fallen ill.
C. Michael White, University of Connecticut Heavy metals including lead, arsenic and mercury can be found in commercial baby foods at levels well above what the federal government considers safe for children, a new congressional report warns.
Thomas Craemer, University of Connecticut The cost of slavery and its legacy of systemic racism to generations of Black Americans has been clear over the past year – seen in both the racial disparities of the pandemic and widespread protests over police brutality.
Jeb Barnes, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences So much for gridlock. President Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan is moving steadily through a series of crucial votes in the House and Senate. Its progress toward passage is part of a process known as “reconciliation,” […]
Joshua P. Darr, Louisiana State University ; Jeremy Padgett, University of Mobile, and Johanna Dunaway, Texas A&M University Committee assignments are normally a blessing for new House members. But some of today’s newer members, like freshmen Republican representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn, seem to be more […]
Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News February 16, 2021 This story also ran on Daily Beast. It can be republished for free. In eastern Tennessee, doctors have seen firsthand how a hard-line immigration policy can affect the health and well-being of a community. In 2018, federal agents raided […]
George Washington’s biggest battle? With his dentures, made from hippo ivory and maybe slaves’ teeth
William Maloney, New York University We have all heard the tales about George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac River and, of course, wearing wooden teeth.
Presidents have a long history of condescension, indifference and outright racism toward Black Americans
Stephen A. Jones, Central Michigan University and Eric Freedman, Michigan State University The fury over racial injustice that erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s killing has forced Americans to confront their history. That’s unfamiliar territory for most Americans, whose historical knowledge amounts to a vague blend of […]
Ana Maldonado-Contreras, University of Massachusetts Medical School You may not know it, but you have an army of microbes living inside of you that are essential for fighting off threats, including the virus that causes COVID-19.
Laurie Archbald-Pannone, University of Virginia; Kathleen C. Brown, University of Tennessee; Ryan Huerto, University of Michigan; Sue Mattison, Drake University, and Thomas A. Russo, University at Buffalo Earlier this fall, many of the nation’s restaurants opened their doors to patrons to eat inside, especially as the weather turned […]