One example of polarization based on a misconception is the difference between socialism and a strong safety net.
There are no youth engagement staff housed in Biden’s Office of Public Engagement that are under 25, as many groups have urged.
Columnist Rex Huppke: "Tens of thousands of unmasked young people packed together while singing and yelling is the kind of sight that haunts public health researchers’ nightmares."
In Canada, the pandemic didn't become a politically polarized issue, as it did in the United States.
Hosts Alison Dagnes and Lawrence Eppard are joined by Kathleen Romig, a senior policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, to discuss the future of the Social Security program.
Ellen Laesch Dalrymple has authored an 85-page book titled "A Laesch Family Story," fed by her own memories as well as diaries kept by her dad, grandmother and great grandfather — and one other thing: a strong desire to help find a cure for ALS.
Since taking office, President Joe Biden and his top advisers have made it clear that there is almost nothing Iran can do to get his administration to rescind its offer to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal that Biden’s predecessor abandoned. Thankfully, that might finally be changing.
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Not long after college, in the late-1960s, I was visiting friends on the gentrifying near northwest side of Chicago. My host couple and I took a stroll, before a night on Old Town nearby. As we came upon the Armitage Avenue Methodist Church, we saw maybe a dozen young men lounging on the bro…
We do need to get more people vaccinated, no doubt about it. But let’s think of new ways to use media to get the message out.
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Here’s a simple step — but not an easy one! — that President Joe Biden could take to fight vaccine hesitancy as it spreads across the U.S.: Enlist the support of former President Donald Trump.
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