• October 27, 2020

    This article is adapted from Unsanitized: The COVID-19 Daily Report put out by The American Prospect. You can find the original publication here. First Ballot You don’t need me to tell you that Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed last night as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, or that she promptly celebrated by joining the president at a political event at the White House, one that was quickly made into a political commercial, featuring roughly the same number of people that attended her ...

  • October 27, 2020

    When Trump leaves office, he will lose the US Department of Justice as his personal law firm. He will lose Attorney General William Barr as his wingman. And he will lose his power to undermine the rule of law. That’s the prism through which to view all of his re-election efforts. In fact, the moment that Trump is no longer president, he’ll face potential criminal charges: He is “Individual-1” in the federal case against Michael Cohen ...

  • October 26, 2020

    If you close just bars and restaurants you’ve gone a surprisingly long way to eliminating spread, and minimizing the events that allow the virus to run rampant.

  • October 23, 2020

    Dr. Scott Atlas is a radiologist and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has no expertise in infectious diseases, epidemiology or public health. But Dr. Atlas does say the things that Trump wants to hear. So now he is a leading voice on the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

  • October 16, 2020

    Mitch McConnell wants to retain power personally, and is thinking past the upcoming loss of power for the party.

  • October 15, 2020

    The Cleveland Clinic boasted that co-hosting the first presidential debate along with Case Western Reserve University was an honor for both institutions and the city. As the health security adviser to the Commission on Presidential Debates, it publicized protocols to protect everyone at their site on the Health Education Campus and at subsequent debates. It knew those protocols would also protect members of the public with whom all attendees would later come into contact. Then the ...

  • October 6, 2020

    Almost three-fourths of Americans favor preserving protections for pre-existing conditions, which the Affordable Care Act does. For four years, Donald Trump has lied about his commitment to keeping those protections in place. In fact, in a case set for oral argument before the US Supreme Court on November 10, the Trump administration is urging the Court to invalidate the entire ACA, including protections for pre-existing conditions.

  • September 29, 2020

    Since March 27, lawyer and writer Steven Harper has been following the fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic. His deep coverage of the evolving situation now makes a weekly appearance on BillMoyers.com.

  • September 15, 2020

    COVID-19 has infected more than 88,000 students, faculty and staff at colleges and universities in all 50 states. Since late August alone, more than 61,000 cases have been reported. And the fall semester has only begun.

  • September 9, 2020

    The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for assuring the safety and efficacy of any new medical treatment. But Donald Trump and FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn have destroyed the agency’s credibility. In fact, drug manufacturers are now reassuring the public that they won’t even submit any COVID-19 vaccine for FDA approval unless they believe it is safe and effective.