Almost all U.S. states are now experiencing a sustained surge of COVID cases, with a national average of over 60,000 new cases per day, and almost 1,000 daily deaths.
Donald Trump's pandemic response has cast a pall of death and economic calamity over the United States.
"Proud Boys, stand back and stand by," President Trump declared at his first presidential debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
The racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant policies of Trump and his senior advisor Stephen Miller act as gasoline on the fire of abuse suffered by undocumented immigrant women.
No U.S. president, of any party, should be allowed to threaten the free press. It is essential to the functioning of a democratic society.
Trump is intent on releasing a vaccine before the November election, placing his lust for power above the urgent demands of public health.
U.S. President Donald Trump has consistently downplayed the numbers of cases and victims, pushing false cures and conspiracy theories instead of leading a co-ordinated response.
Last Sunday, Rusten Sheskey, a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, fired seven shots at point-blank range into the back of 29-year-old African American Jacob Blake.
Biden has vowed to veto any Medicare-for-all bill that reaches his desk if he becomes president, despite increasing calls for such a program from within his own party.
The United States, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in world history, is also number one in COVID-19 infections and deaths.