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How political polarization broke America’s Covid-19 vaccine campaign
The Covid-19 epidemic in the United States risks becoming a tale of “two Americas,” as Anthony Fauci warned in June: a nation where regions with higher vaccination rates are able to beat back the coronavirus, while those with lower vaccination rates continue to see cases and deaths. At face value, it’s a division between those who are vaccinated...
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Why America’s Politics Are Stubbornly Fixed, Despite Momentous Changes
In another age, the events of this season would have been nearly certain to produce a major shift in American politics — or at least a meaningful, discernible one.Over a period of weeks, the coronavirus death rate plunged and the country considerably eased public health restrictions. President Biden announced a bipartisan deal late last month to sp...
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U.S. Will Not Reach July 4 Vaccination Goal : NPR
The U.S. will narrowly miss President Biden's July 4 vaccination goal but the country is still in a far better position than July 4, 2020. LEILA FADEL, HOST: We heard Dr. Frederick caution, wait, wait; we're not post-pandemic, but our own Ron Elving wants us to think about how far we've come. The last time July...
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The vaccination gap still looks a lot like America’s political divide
WASHINGTON — There continue to be Two Americas when it comes to the country’s race to get vaccinated against Covid-19.You have the blue, highly urban and mostly college-degree-heavy states that have met — or exceeded — President Biden’s goal of 70 percent of adults having at least one dose by July 4.And you have the red, highly rural and mostly col...
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Donald Trump rolls out his defense for all seasons: It’s all politics.
By a quirk of fate, two of the most troublesome threats to the ex-President's political viability and business legend unfolded almost simultaneously Thursday in two cities he once dominated. And he responded the way he always does, by going on the attack.Back in Washington, meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named those who will serve on a selec...
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Exploring the cruel politics that define who’s American and who isn’t
"They're shooting at us. They're supposed to shoot BLM, but they're shooting the patriots."She was expressing a sentiment that many Trumpists share: that the US belongs to Donald Trump (who at the time of the Capitol riot was still in the White House) and his overwhelmingly White disciples.The dangerous messaging here is that they're the real Ameri...
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Euro 2020: politics by other means
Jul 1st 2021ANY HOPE of a relaxing football tournament between friendly rivals disappeared in the 89th minute of a match between Austria and North Macedonia. Marko Arnautovic, a combustible Austrian striker of Serbian descent, slotted home the third goal in a 3-1 victory. He celebrated by screaming “I’m fucking your Albanian mother” at an opponent,...
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How Two Great Friends Overcame Politics
America is a sharply divided place. The conservative world is divided, marked by the continued estrangement of old friends. There is the divide over Donald Trump, and the connected division between those open to conspiracism and those not. There are divides between those quietly fighting over policies that will determine the Republican Pa...
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