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I Was Deeply Embedded in the Pro-Trump Rallies. Journalists Like Me Saw This Coming.

On Jan. 6, we saw white privilege and white supremacy in action, but the biases that fueled the terrorism on the Capitol have been growing over the course of 2020.

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I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom Who Planned to Start Working in 2020. Then COVID Happened.

Without the aid of the public school system, our society simply fails to factor in child care, and it’s women who are tasked with resolving this issue for their families.

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Vote in the GA Runoffs So Average Americans Like My Parents Have a Shot at Getting More COVID Relief

Perdue and Loeffler are among the wealthiest members of the Senate. And they're trying to earn the vote of average, working-class Georgians like my mom and dad.

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Pandemic Poultry and 18th Century Menswear: COVID Let Me Embrace My Inner Weirdness

By September, I had become the kind of guy who wanders around the garden in a combination of historical menswear and faded sweatpants, casually referring to himself as “basically a hobbit.”

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun gets vaccinated to continue her work in emergency medicine alongside charting Michigan coronavirus policy.
Keep Going Michigan: The Largest Vaccination Campaign in Human History Is Here

The ambitious vaccination campaign will define 2021 as much as the pandemic defined 2020. Here's how Michiganders can do their part.

A pedestrian walks past a mural reading: "When out of your home, Wear a mask over your mouth and nose," during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
2020 Was a Dumpster-Fire Year. Here Are Nine Lessons I’m Taking With Me Into 2021.

The past year was fraught with pain and loss, but it also taught us a lot about politics, society, and the power of saying "No."

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Trump’s Immigration Policies Are Kneecapping Nurses Like Me

Until Nov. 8, I was a licensed nurse working on the COVID-19 frontlines. I had three jobs, often spending 19 hours a day at a rehab facility, a home health company, and the department of public health. Then, in early November, the USCIS put me out of work.