Could a Covid-19 infection act like a sodium pentathol injection?

Flash: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tells the Truth

  In a shocking turn of events, Donald Trump’s latest media fabulist, Kayleigh McEnany, who kicked off her new job by telling a whopper to assembled reporters in the White House Press Room (“I will never lie to you”), and who has spent the rest of her tenure to date  padding President Trump’s resume of …

They're wearing masks in coal country, and no trashing Biden signs

In Pennsylvania’s ‘Trump Country’ Signs Say Enthusiasm for the President Has Faded

  Fishs Eddy, NY — Driving from Philadelphia to our summer home in the Catskill Mountains region of upstate New York, my wife and I normally leave Interstate I-81 at the old coal-mining and railway center of Scranton, and head off on a meandering route on secondary roads through hill country passing farms, woods and …

Postal service cuts bad for public health:

Trump and Crony Postmaster’s Attack on the USPS Threatens Nation’s Rural Residents, not just the Election

  In these pandemic days most of us are used to the daily visits from trucks belonging to Amazon, Fed-X and UPS, as well as Uber and Lyft drivers delivering everything from food to clothing and parts for DIY plumbing and electric repairs. With all that private delivery service activity going on, it’s easy to …

Bummed by climate change, Covid and realizing Biden's the best our 'democratic' system has to offer? Consider what a spider can do...

Sometimes We Need a Little Reminder from Nature

Last night, a 1.5-inch writing spider, in the short span of three hours, managed to construct a web bridging a 12-foot open span of our back porch, including a huge sticky 3′ X 2′ web net of closely parallel strands designed for catching even small flying insects. I nearly face-planted right on the middle where …

No cuts in service, hours or staffing for 6 months, and make it a public bank too!

Save the US Postal Service and Defend the Vote!

  Fishs Eddy, 13774 –Over the last 15 or so years, I’ve had two post offices vanish from towns I live in. The first was in Maple Glen, PA, a small town we moved to when we left Hong Kong in 1997. The town center, where the post office was located, is basically a triangle …

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in Critical Danger

  (This article is part of a joint publication between ThisCantBeHappening.net and Tarbell.org)   Watch out! Uncle Donald is coming for your and all your relatives’ Social Security and your Medicare! The all-out attack on Social Security and Medicare, those two remaining standing edifices of the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon Johnson’s …

Article in FAIR.org

NY Times Acknowledges Need for Economic Change—Without Crediting Those Who Would Bring It

(This article by Dave Lindorff appears in Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting where it can be read in its entirety)   Online readers of the New York Times might have been forgiven if, when they got to the editorial section on June 24, they thought they had accidentally jumped to the website of Socialist Action, or at least The …

Changing the state constitution to defeat Republican opposition to insuring the poor

Big Win for Medicaid Expansion in Oklahoma Referendum

(This article is a joint publication project of ThisCantBeHappening! and Tarbell.org) A campaign cobbled together on a tight deadline required by Oklahoma’s strict referendum law, battled and won a narrow victory last Tuesday to amend the state’s constitution and mandate the expansion of Medicaid, overcoming the opposition of a Republican governor and legislature and major …

Epidemic Epistle IX: A COVID-19 crisis diary by TCBH! members

Put to the (COVID-19) Test by the National Guard in Pennsylvania

  My wife Joyce and I visited the front in the war zone yesterday. I’m talking about the “war” on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We registered for COVID-19 testing on Tuesday when Joyce, usually highly energetic,  started feeling physically drained for no reason and began running a low-grade elevated temperature of 98.9 all day. We …

Cooperative Economy vs. Capitalism

Worldwide Launching: Coalition for Universal Peace and Sustainable Life

The COVID-19 Global Solidarity Coalition will launch twice on May 23—09:00 and 21:00 EST time—unveiling a Manifesto signed by thousands of people and scores of organizations worldwide. The COVID-19 Global Solidarity Coalition began forming in March by 60 academics, activists, writers, artists, workers and students from a score of countries. Brief introductions of founding members are …