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Hydroxychloroquine Could Help Trump⁠—Politically

Written by Nick Licata   This month, President Donald Trump boldly continued to promote the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a protection against being infected by COVID-19....

It’s Time for A Robot Tax

Written by Nick Licata It’s simple; the robot that replaces every worker or reduces their pay will be taxed. The Robot Maria Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis Taxing robots...

Trump Disrupts the Distinction Between Personal Loyalty & Constitutional Allegiance

Written by Nick Licata Trump has expanded his responsibility for dealing with a pandemic by firing federal government watchdogs.            Donald Trump was elected president to disrupt...

Authoritarian Leaders Rejected the Danger of a COVID-19 Pandemic Because It Challenged Their Image

Written by Nick Licata        They responded in two ways, first ignoring it and then blaming others. A Brazilian government official (r) posing for a...

The Minimum Wage Could be Raised in the Majority of States – This Year

Written by Nick Licata The 2020 new year marks a historic landmark for dramatically improving many people’s living standards by increasing the minimum hourly wage....

Debating Climate Change Has Limits – Let’s Start Talking About the Weather

Written by Nick Licata This piece also appears on Medium for easier reading and submitting comments   In a debate, one side wins and the other side loses. How...

How States Can Disregard SCOTUS’s Pro-Gerrymandering Decision

Written by: Nick Licata and Roger Scott   The Supreme Court gave the green light to 30 states (with 46% of the Congressional seats) to gerrymander...

The Green New Deal Died in Congress – Because the Dems did not have 2 Key Allies

Written by: Nick Licata   Without the support of farmers and unions, the GND will remain a list of talking points for politicians. The Democrats made...

Low-Income Motor Home Park Residents Evicted but keeping together

Written By: Nick Licata   A year ago, in March 2018, three young female filmmakers (ages 13 – 15) made a short film to call attention...

Mississippians are Organizing to Get Government Accountability

Written By: Nick Licata Not all deep red southern states are alike.     Virginia over the past several years has become more purple while Mississippi has remained...

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