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Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus ‘victory tour’ makes no sense

Gov. Andrew Cuomo botched New York’s initial coronavirus response and ordered nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients. Over 6,000 people died in nursing homes. Now the governor is blowing off calls for an independent investigation as part of “politically-motivated” media attacks on his heroic image. He’s gotten the hero treatment […]
Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus ‘victory tour’ makes no sense
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The police rioted, and there was a lot of video

During the first weeks of the George Floyd-inspired protests against police brutality and racism, many police officers rioted, which in itself justified the protests. Now a New York Times investigation has collected over 60 videos of NYPD officers engaging in what looks like excessive force, mostly on peaceful protesters. These […]
The police rioted, and there was a lot of video
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You want radical police reform? Vote in local elections.

The protests against racism and police brutality are radically moving public opinion in a positive direction. But police reforms will mostly take place in governments at the local level. Americans aren’t prolific voters as is, but they really don’t show up for local elections. And young Americans vote less than […]
You want radical police reform? Vote in local elections.
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Trump doesn’t really respect members of the military. He uses them as props.

President Donald Trump loves military parades and quoting from the film “Patton,” but when it comes to actually treating military personnel and their families with respect, he’s got a mixed record. He’s insulted war heroes and their parents, lambasted generals as “dopes and babies,” and blithely dismissed the symptoms of […]
Trump doesn’t really respect members of the military. He uses them as props.
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The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war

The vaping “epidemic” is really a classic moral panic fuelled by sensationalistic media reports that ignored evidence and exacerbated by opportunistic politicians. Legal nicotine vapes almost certainly had nothing to do with the spate of vaping-related illnesses last year, and the increase in teen vaping corresponds with a massive historic […]
The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war
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China’s next gambit to save its economy will export dystopia worldwide

The detention camps where the Chinese government has interned more than 1 million Muslim Uighurs serves a dual purpose. It not only oppresses what the Chinese government considers a troublesome minority on its western frontier but also serves as a lab for the development of surveillance technology by Chinese companies. […]
China’s next gambit to save its economy will export dystopia worldwide