The pandemic lays bare what cell phone and body camera videos have increasingly exposed and communities of color have long known: racism is alive and well in the United States, and it is deadly.
The easing of international tensions between the U.S. and China would in normal times be the job of international institutions such as the UN and G20. But Trump times are not normal times.
These are difficult, dangerous times. The undocumented, the poor and communities of colour face COVID-19 infection on a daily basis, with practically no safety net.
David J. Climenhaga
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has called sinking $7.5 billion into the Keystone XL pipeline "a solid bet." But the investment is not likely to benefit Alberta's taxpayers.
Governor Kristi Noem supports armed vigilantes in states like Wisconsin. But if Native Americans dare to protect public health on their sovereign territory, Noem suddenly embraces "big government."
"The federal government announced that they intend to release a portion of funds ... to tribes to help fight COVID-19, but I'll believe it when I see it," said Navajo President Jonathan Nez.
Fox News has been accused of toxifying public discourse for many years, and now faces a lawsuit for spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Roberts lends a false veneer of credibility to the network.
Clinical trials are taking place right now to assess the effectiveness -- and potential side effects -- of chloroquine as treatment for COVID-19 patients. None of those trials are, as yet, conclusive.
The anti-lockdown protests are small, but many of them represent despairing blue-collar workers in the Midwest who gave Trump his victory although he lost the popular vote.
With the planet's climate on a human-caused precipice, the numbers demanding change are far greater than in 1970, and the organizing is global, but the time is short.