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Millions Of Low-Wage "Heroes" Forced To Risk Lives For The Benefit Of Corporate America

By The Kaiser Family Foundation
One in five low-wage workers lacked health coverage in 2018, and the share likely is higher now amid the economic downturn. Even before the pandemic, many low-wage workers reported problems affording needed health care. Nearly one in 10 (9%) low-wage workers reports that they are in fair or poor health, possibly putting them at increased risk for serious illness if they contract COVID-19.

Posted on April 30, 2020

A COVID-19 Data Lag Is Giving Americans False Hope

By Charles Seife/Undark
The misleadingly low numbers announced each day can make it look like we're perpetually about to crest the peak of the epidemic - that is, as if the death rate is leveling off - even when the real toll is climbing unabated.

Posted on April 28, 2020

Send Everyone A Ballot

By Reform for Illinois
It's the only way to guarantee that everyone has the option of voting safely on Election Day, even if in-person voting must be restricted for public health reasons.

Posted on April 24, 2020

"The Ocean Is Boiling" | The Disaster That Led To The Creation Of Earth Day

By The World Surf League
On January 28th, 1969, crude oil and gas erupted from a platform off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Alarm over the disaster reverberated around the world, energizing the nascent environmental movement and leading to a slew of legislative changes.

Posted on April 23, 2020

Plea To Pritzker: Act On Nursing Facility Deaths

By Chicago ADAPT
And prisons.

Posted on April 21, 2020

Millions Of Essential Workers Are Being Left Out Of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protections, Thanks To OSHA

By Michael Grabell/ProPublica
They're not even trying.

Posted on April 17, 2020

GOP Tax Provision In CARES Act Benefits - Wait For It - Millionaires And Billionaires

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams
Also standing to benefit: Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, and real estate investors in the president's inner circle.

Posted on April 15, 2020

Corporate America's Tax Breaks Have Left Society More Vulnerable To Pandemic

By Sandy Brian Hager and Joseph Baines/The Conversation
Big business is quite literally killing people.

Posted on April 12, 2020

The Tornillo Boondoggle

By Julián Aguilar/The Texas Tribune
The Government Accountability Office found that the government spent $66 million in taxpayer money over five months to hold an average of 28 people per day at the tent encampment near El Paso.

Posted on April 10, 2020

Illinois Coronavirus Inbox: Tuition Strike, Muslim Relief, Preventable Jail Death

What Kind Of Society Are We?
The system is broken - just like we've always said it was.

Posted on April 9, 2020

Illinois Coronavirus Inbox: Prisoners & Workers Plead For Protection

Putting The 'Public' In Public Health
Lawsuits, self-quarantines and demands.

Posted on April 7, 2020

Government Secrecy Is Growing During The Pandemic

By David Cuillier/The Conversation
The recent information closures are reminiscent of actions immediately following 9/11, when governments closed massive amounts of information.

Posted on April 6, 2020

MUSIC - At Home Chicago Blues.
TV - Virtually Funny Family Guy.
POLITICS - The Hamburglar Of Passion.
SPORTS - Olympic Atheletes Dying Under Weight Of Gold.

BOOKS - Machiavelli's Prince Charming.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Joan Mitchell's City Landscape.


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