Infrastructure Watch: Build Back Better… Never?
In the last six months, we’ve seen Democratic leaders twist themselves into knots to explain why they agreed to a “two-track infrastructure plan”: a “bipartisan bill” that only had a small fraction of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, and a Build Back Better Act reconciliation package that attempted to rescue much of what...
This Week in Corona Scams: Pay Dirt
This Week in Corona Scams, we reach for dirt. Yes really, we’re getting down and dirty with the latest “wellness trend” that became yet another fraudulent COVID-19 “cure” before federal health authorities finally stepped in to shut that 💩💩💩💩 down.  Wait, are we really talking about dirt? Yes, and the filth doesn’t even stop there. 
My COVID-19 Pandemic Experience: Oh My, Omicron
The Omicron variant is here, and we must once again confront the potential for a crushing winter surge of COVID-19 infections. Why is this happening, and why are we at risk? Today, we blend the personal and the societal to better understand the struggles of living through a still active pandemic. 
Housework linked to sharper memory and better falls protection in older adults
Newswise — Housework is linked to sharper memory, attention span, and better leg strength, and by extension, greater protection against falls, in older adults, finds research published in the open access journal BMJ Open. The findings were independent of other regular recreational and workplace physical activities, and active commuting. Regular physical activity is good for maintaining...
Happy Thanksgiving
It’s that time of the year again. At least this year, many of us are able to travel and reconnect with more loved ones again. That alone is one major reason to give thanks. Please stay safe as you enjoy the start of the winter holiday season. We’ll reconnect on these pages early next month.
COVID-19 Update: Thanksgiving, Again
COVID-19 continues to spread, even as we approach Thanksgiving. Though we have some good news to be thankful for, we also have to be careful with another pandemic holiday season. Here’s what you need to know about booster shots, new treatments, best practices for the fall/winter holiday season, and our overall COVID-19 outlook.
Web of Hate: How Do We Build Back Democracy?
American Democracy remains in grave danger. It sucks that we still have to talk about this, but it sucks even more that this is our “new normal”. Why is our democracy in such terrible shape, and what must we do to have a better chance at saving it?
Infrastructure Watch: Build Back Better… Soon?
After months of delays, prolonged negotiations, and confusing standoffs, the U.S. House is finally poised to pass the Build Back Better Act this weekend. Senate Democratic leaders are also promising to pass the Build Back Better Act by the end of the year. Is this too good to be true, or have Democrats finally read...
Trail Mix: Redistricting Blues
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for political junkies. Redistricting is here, and Democrats in the Silver State and at national party offices are eagerly awaiting some early holiday gifts to unwrap. What can they expect? Fortunately, we have plenty of redistricting maps to analyze.
This Week in Corona Scams: Political Football
This Week in Corona Scams, we need to talk about football. More specifically, we need to talk about the real story behind Aaron Rodgers, his COVID-19 infection, and his new “crusade” that reads as a full mashup of this entire series.  In case this isn’t scammy enough, we get even scammier when we take a...
Trail Mix: Red Waves and Election Blues
The 2021 Election came and went in a group of mostly eastern states. Though the results point in various directions, one major standout is Democrats’ steep fall from grace in Virginia and New Jersey. What happened? What have we discussed before about goods in need of being delivered? Yep, this is what happens when the...
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