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Mar 03 2021
Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending that members of the public mask up last spring, additional research has backed the use of face masks to combat the coronavirus. While knowledge gaps still remain, experts agree that masks should be used — and increasingly, they are emphasizing the use of better masks.
In our last deep dive into the research on masksFactCheck.org
May 05 2021
A majority of American voters think the need for police reform is even more urgent in the wake of former police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd, according to a new Vox/Data For Progress poll.
In a survey fielded in the week after his conviction, 55 percent of likely voters said they felt this way, compared to 30 percent who said they believe there wasVox
Mar 08 2021
The history of single-family zoning in America stretches back more than a century to what today ranks as one of the bluest cities in one of the country’s bluest states.
Now famous as a bastion of liberal politics, the Northern California enclave of Berkeley established a first-of-its-kind policy in 1916 that prohibited multifamily housing on residential land. City planners at the timeChristian Science Monitor
Jun 24 2020
How identity politics changed the Democratic Party — for the better.
Polarization, party sorting, and identity politics are central villains of our time. Politicians lament them. Pundits loathe them. Book after book has been written blaming them for society’s ills, from the decline of reason to the electoral travails of the Democratic Party to the death of American democracy.
Oct 15 2020
Last month, pre-flight rapid Covid-19 testing was hailed as an economic salvation by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association representing over 260 of the world's airlines.
“The key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic Covid-19 testing of all travelers before departure,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General andForbes
Oct 15 2020
The last few weeks have had little precedent in the history of American democracy. President Donald Trump repeatedly warned that the election will be full of fraud, and he refused to pledge to leave office peacefully if he loses. Just last week, the Department of Justice added to concerns about election meddling when it partially reversed its long-standing policy of noninterference inForeign Affairs
Jan 19 2021
In the wake of the insurrection on the nation’s Capitol, President-elect Joe Biden did not hesitate to refer to the far-right extremists who perpetrated the attack as domestic terrorists. "They weren't protesters. Don't dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists,” Biden said. “It's that basic. It's that simple.”
This is no light claim toBuzzFeed News
May 28 2021
Heather checked her phone when a text arrived from her mom saying her wealthy cousin from Los Angeles had just flown to Puerto Rico; it was his annual weeklong fishing trip with the boys and the pandemic wasn’t stopping them. He jetted off to stay in a private house with a chef, housekeeper, and fishing guides.
It was the peak of the pandemic in California, when 1 in 5 people in LABuzzFeed News
Feb 09 2021
International experts investigating the origins of Covid-19 have all but dismissed a theory that the virus came from a laboratory in China.
Peter Ben Embarek, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) mission, said it was "extremely unlikely" that the virus leaked from a lab in the city of Wuhan.
He said more work was needed to identify the source of the virus.
Mar 04 2020
Kim Kardashian Circumvents the Mainstream Media to Share the Positive Impact a Trump Policy Is Having
Celebrity Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday blasted the mainstream media for failing to cover President Donald Trump's criminal justice reform policies. The First Step Act was a public policy win for the president, especially considering Democrats tout criminal justice reform as one of their issues.
With the First Step Act, President Trump commuted Alice Marie Johnson's sentence. She wasTownhall