Professionals are altering the way they treat addiction and mental illness during the pandemic

At smaller treatment centers like Pride Institute in Minnesota, it’s more or less business as usual. With three locations specializing in addiction care for LGBTQ+ individuals, they’re following CDC guidelines, but also are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of their patients and staff. Temperatures are taken at the door. Newly admitted patients are…

Trump botched the pandemic response six ways to Sunday. Now it’s crippling his reelection

The demographic shifts in the polling also suggest that Trump is alienating a variety of groups, instead of simply alienating the same ones in greater numbers. Both men and women now equally disapprove of Trump’s response at 66% and 67%, respectively, with men registering a double-digit increase in disapproval since last month. Trump’s approvals on…

Domestic terrorism database of the Trump years shows how the radical right has gone on a rampage

The numbers show the stark increase during Trump’s presidency: The 87 people killed by far-right terrorists over the first three Trump years—145 if we include the 58 killed in the October 2017 shooting rampage in Las Vegas—far outstrip the 17 killed by Islamists or the four killed by left-wing extremists. That’s, conservatively, 87 deaths in…

‘We don’t see color,’ Trump supporters say as they tell their kids to fear Black Lives Matter

Racial colorblindness was big with the Trump supporters—as it remains with too many liberals. But here’s a great example of how flawed that ideology is, coming from a man who said of protesters that “I don’t think they even understand what they want.” Why doesn’t he think protesters know what they want? “Because black lives…

Trump and Pence are fine with their evangelical base dying, so long as the photo ops continue

Politico cites what is now the most infamous superspreader event: an Oregon church responsible for 258 new COVID-19 cases after Memorial Day weekend services. We have been seeing—and experts have been warning—that some behaviors are more dangerous than others during the pandemic. Prolonged indoor contact is dangerous. Heavy breathing, as comes with exercise, is dangerous. Singing, as…

Five times white privilege failed to save these racists in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

1. William Beasley, a white San Francisco man, was fired from his job at the technology services company APEX Systems June 25 when viral video showed him blocking a Latino resident from entering his own apartment building, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “We have concluded our internal review of the incident with one of our internal employees,” Beasley’s former…

COVID-19 has now hit one of ICE’s migrant family jails, just as advocates warned would happen

CBS News reported that the confirmed cases Karnes were revealed by an independent inspector who said the families were “stable, asymptomatic, and remain housed in medical isolation rooms,” but as has been seen in adult detention facilities, ”noted that not all staff complied with the policy of wearing face masks and that social distancing was not always enforced,…

Sonia Sotomayor was the lone justice to point out Trump’s racist history in his move to end DACA

In his legal analysis Thursday, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern wrote that Chief Justice John Roberts didn’t join the court’s four liberal justices “because his heart bleeds for young immigrants who faced banishment to a foreign country,” but “because the Trump administration bungled every step of its attempted repeal, hoping the courts would ignore its sloppy,…