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Vote-by-Mail:  An Opportunity  for Truly Democratic Elections in the Era of Covid-19

Vote-by-Mail: An Opportunity for Truly Democratic Elections in the Era of Covid-19

Brief #12—Technology
By Charles A Rubin
With election day less than eight months away and primary races in many states already delayed or pushed further out on the calendar, concern is mounting about how an election can be conducted under the current or even more draconian restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senators Amy Klobucher (D-Minnesota) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) have introduced the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020 which provides funding and guidance for states, counties and localities to quickly move to vote-by-mail elections. The legislation also strongly discourages on-line balloting efforts which it deems insecure.

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UPDATE : Coronavirus

UPDATE : Coronavirus

Brief #71—Health
By Taylor J Smith
This fourteen-day period has been dubbed the most critical point of this pandemic, where if the Americans efficiently limit the spread of the coronavirus, an anticipated crash of the healthcare system can be avoided. The commonly heard “flattening of the curve” refers to the wave of cases, where the high wave is a surge in cases.

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The Pluses and Minuses of  Government’s Recent Response

The Pluses and Minuses of Government’s Recent Response

Brief #1—The Coronavirus Government Watch Post
By Sean Gray
The Coronavirus Government Watch Post is a new US RESIST NEWS blog post written by Sean Gray. The Post provides information and analysis of the federal government’s response to the coronavirus. Wherever possible we seek to be supportive as the coronavirus threatens the health and economic welfare of our nation, and we need government leadership to deal with the virus crisis. However, we also will offer constructive criticism, as merited, of our government’s efforts.

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Coronavirus and the Economy:  What a difference a week makes!

Coronavirus and the Economy: What a difference a week makes!

Brief #69—Economics
By Rosalind Gottfried
In the past week a potential economic slowdown has escalated to predictions of a recession with one article describing the economy as “all gone to hell.”  With many people adopting a social distancing approach and public events being canceled, repercussions have been felt across many industries and activities whereas previously it was hoped that these would be limited to industries directly impacted by the public health contagion. 

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WORLD WAR III IS THE FIGHT TO CONTAIN THE CORONA VIRUS

WORLD WAR III IS THE FIGHT TO CONTAIN THE CORONA VIRUS

Opinion Editorial
By Ron Israel
We have worried that there would be a 3rd world war since the end of the 2nd World War in 1945. Pundits speculated that the 3rd world war would come from an escalation of an existing great power confrontation, like the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, or by the gradual global expansion of a regional conflict like the Korean or Vietnam wars; or through the unauthorized use of nuclear weapons by rogue states and non-state actors. But although none of these predictions has materialized we find ourselves today at the onset of World War III caused by a microbe—the corona virus.

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