When CNN called to ask why the professor was publicly identified, the university quickly removed the press release. "It looks like a staff member shared that news and was unaware that it was not for public consumption," a university spokesperson wrote to CNN. CNN is not revealing the professor's name or the name of the university. Despite the lack of public recognition, fame and glory, Ellenberg says there's plenty of motivation to serve on these boards."You feel a great responsibility when you're on these trials," she said. "Everybody's trusting you with these data." … [Read more...] about The secretive group at the center of the nation’s largest vaccine trials
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We don’t have to tell you that 2020 has been a rough year. Between the global pandemic that has infected two million people in the United States alone with no signs of stopping, a slew of natural disasters—from hurricanes to fires—and general political and social instability (and a president who golfs through it), the gap between the haves and the have-nots feels wider than ever in America. If you fall into the former group, here are some charities to put your money toward on this Giving Tuesday, December 1. … [Read more...] about 2020 Is Awful. These Charities Will Help Those in Need.
Like other illiberal leaders who use hypermasculinity as a tool of political legitimation (Russia's Vladimir Putin, who often posed shirtless in his younger years, comes to mind). Trump's appeal has always been tied to his embodiment of an ethos of macho lawlessness. "When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything," boasted Trump (about groping women) in 2005 to Billy Bush, the producer of "Access Hollywood." This infamous conversation, made public in 2016, channels the approach to governance and life of every authoritarian-minded leader, who earns the admiration of men and some women by getting away with what lesser men cannot. … [Read more...] about How Biden and Harris can overturn Trump’s misogynistic agenda
Health Care Throughout Joe Biden’s campaign, the now president-elect stressed the importance of strengthening America’s health care—especially during a global pandemic that has killed over 240,000 in the country. With millions of Americans currently stuck without access to reliable health care as the novel coronavirus continues to surge, the need for cheap, effective, and safe access to health coverage has never been more important. Here are a few places that are looking beyond the political spectrum to ensure Americans have the medical attention they need: … [Read more...] about Social Justice Charities Worth Donating to in the Dumpsterfire Year of 2020
“She's basically an apologist for it. She’s written about how it could be improved but she never said it's been a bad idea. She said it could be improved, but never said categorically it’s a bad idea and should be gotten rid of,” said James Goodwin, a senior policy analyst with the Center for Progressive Reform. … [Read more...] about Progressives see red flags in regulatory official on Biden transition team