By Robert B. Hubbell, December 15, 2022. At a moment of scientific triumph for the world, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pinned his presidential ambitions to an anti-science platform that seeks to criminalize the action of scientists who saved tens of millions of lives in the face of a deadly pandemic. As noted briefly in yesterday’s
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Opinion by Nicole Hemmer CNN– “Can’t we just lie to ourselves for a while?” Glenn Beck, the right-wing talk radio host, was half-joking when he made this suggestion the day after Tuesday’s elections, but he voiced a longing that a number of Republicans had after the midterms: a hope to linger with the visions of
Treasury reportedly checking spending on migrant flights By Emily Sweeney and Travis Andersen, The Boston Globe, October 13, 2022 US Treasury officials are investigating whether Florida Governor Ron DeSantis improperly used pandemic relief funds to fly about 50 Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last month, according to a letter Senator Edward J. Markey’s
Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner It is easy to demonize the “other” — the one who looks different, speaks differently, or comes from somewhere else. Especially during periods of deep social, political, and economic anxiety, pounding one’s chest about “us” and “them” and using fear as a rallying cry can whip populations into a fervor.