Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Article Source: The Boston Globe
Karuna’s experimental schizophrenia drug succeeds in advanced study
If approved by the FDA, the Boston biotech’s medicine would be the first new type of treatment for the disease in decades.
Opinion: The politics of white backlash and the endless cycle of racial violence, division, and anger
The 19th-century ‘Lost Cause’ advocates have become the 21st-century defenders of a racial status quo many thought relegated to history’s dustbin in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s election.
Is Russia’s war with Ukraine the end of the Long Peace?
No one knows whether it will reverse the Long Peace and send the world back to an age of warring civilizations. Maybe — but maybe not.
We can help many of the 2,200 people dying of COVID every day
Direct federal distribution of some doses of antiviral therapeutics to places facing the greatest hospital stress and groups most in need would ensure a more just allocation.
Opinion: Let’s make the future what it used to be
We’re still waiting for flying cars, but we could be on the verge of the most expansive era of innovation in human history.
Here’s what doulas do, and how they’re fighting for Black maternal health
Rhode Island is expanding access to doulas and investing in healthier birth outcomes. Why isn’t the rest of the country doing the same?
A new window for gun reform
With Democrats in control of Congress and the White House, there is no excuse to pass the buck on gun control.
Republicans should not be surprised that a dangerous monster was unleashed on the Capitol. They created it.
For our own sake and the world’s, America must pull back
A remarkable reinvigoration of American politics is emerging as an ironic signature of the Trump era.
A new agenda of progressive reform is emerging. The abuses of the Trump presidency are creating a renewed appreciation for the Constitution and the rule of law. The devastation inflicted by the coronavirus is highlighting the need to improve government capacity to respond to unexpected and unforeseen threats. As wildfires and hurricanes increase in fury and frequency, the threat posed by climate change moves to the forefront of American politics. Societal qualities such as resiliency and self-sufficiency are now receiving greater attention. The economic crisis has made it impossible to ignore the defects of neoliberal policies that benefit the rich while condemning others to lives of insecurity and want. And, not least, the Black Lives Matter movement suggests that a collective reckoning with the legacy of American racism may at long last be at hand.
Yet thus far at least, this embryonic Great Awakening overlooks something critically important to the overall prospects for change. That something is America’s role in the world, which is also badly in need of reevaluation and refurbishment. . . .