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From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump’s decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks

From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump’s decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks

Donald Trump has spent decades spreading and sowing dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks — from falsely suggesting AIDS can be transmitted through kissing to warning Americans not to get vaccinated and falsely suggesting vaccines can cause autism. Long before advising Americans to ingest disinfectant to treat the coronavirus as President, Trump demonstrated a pattern of…MORE

DACA, abortion, Trump tax cases still undecided as Supreme Court term nears end

DACA, abortion, Trump tax cases still undecided as Supreme Court term nears end

The Supreme Court is turning the final corner, racing to get opinions out to meet its self-imposed end of June deadline to bring a historic term to an end. Presumably. More than 20 outstanding cases still linger on a docket interrupted by Covid-19, raising the distinct possibility that the court will continue releasing opinions into…MORE

What you need to know about vote-by-mail

President Donald Trump in recent days has resurfaced and repeated false claims about voter fraud in the US. Specifically, the President has suggested that mail-in voting — which many are pushing to expand in light of the coronavirus pandemic — is particularly susceptible to fraud, casting it as a lawless, unregulated exercise. Officials in Michigan,…MORE

How Karen became a meme, and what real-life Karens think about it

How Karen became a meme, and what real-life Karens think about it

Karen Sun is a far cry from the “Karen” meme that has spread widely over social media in recent years. Aside from a shared first name, Sun — a 23-year-old Chinese-American — doesn’t exactly match the stereotype of a middle-aged, middle class white woman who, to use Sun’s words, acts like she “can get whatever…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, May 30

Anger and pain are stronger than fear. Protests erupted overnight in at least 20 American cities, with large crowds demonstrating against police brutality despite the coronavirus threat. US health officials have warned people to avoid mass gatherings as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases keeps rising. But the protests have gained momentum. Rather than trying…MORE