September 14, 2020

National

Opinion: Congress Must Address the Coming Utility Bill Crisis

Like all Americans, it is my hope that with a vaccine or effective treatment, we can get the coronavirus pandemic under control in 2021 and return to normalcy. And, the priority for this nation must be to ensure that the people suffering from the effects of the pandemic are able to get back on their

Politics

To door knock or not? Campaigning for Congress in COVID era

Democratic Rep. Madeleine Dean calls herself a “big hugger,” but there’s none of that in-person campaigning in the Philadelphia suburbs as the House freshman runs for reelection largely online to protect against the health risks of COVID-19. Traveling the heartland, Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is taking the opposite approach. She just completed an annual

Legal Beat

The CDC’s Role in the Urgent Health Crisis in Jails, Prisons and Detention Centers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s revised COVID-19 guidance — that all asymptomatic people who have been in contact with infected individuals need not get tested — has alarmed medical experts. Given the CDC’s estimate that 40 percent of infections are among asymptomatic individuals, the politics of managing case counts may be trumping the

National

From a stable job to a tent: A waiter’s homeless struggle

Jeff Lello has never been rich, but the 42-year-old could pocket $100 cash most weekend nights at the steakhouse chain where he waited tables. He always had enough money for groceries, his car and the modest Orlando apartment he rented with roommates. But when he reported for work on a Friday night in March, the

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