It’s Not Just the Bleach

To the Editor: President Trump’s recommendation, aired on national TV, that Americans drink or inject disinfectant to cure Covid-19, is not a standalone instance of his lack of judgement. It is part of a pattern of irresponsible behavior, lack of respect for facts or science, and mental chaos demonstrated during his entire presidency. A few of many examples: He has suggested dropping nuclear bombs into the eyes of hurricanes; he proudly proclaimed that the Revolutionary Army took over the airports in the 1700s; he seems to believe that the F-35 stealth fighter is literally invisible in a fire fight “just like the ones he has …

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Missing Trump’s Press Conferences

To the Editor: I have been missing Trump’s appearances at the 5 p.m. pandemic press conferences more than I realized. His comments were a source of truth and information not to be found elsewhere. For example: when he called the pandemic a hoax, I knew it was real; when he said it was contained, I knew it would spread rampantly; when he said he would make sure small businesses would be taken care of as provided for in the Congressional bailout package, I knew they were toast and the money siphoned off to big business; when he said, “No, I don’t take any responsibility,” I …

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He Has Visions, But He Can’t See That

To the Editor: During the early morning hours of April 21, 2020 I had a seemingly psychic premonition that Biden would politically join forces with Trump at some point in the future. I don’t know if my premonition was truly psychic or not. I was fully awake, clean and sober, and I had not been thinking about either Biden or Trump beforehand. The sense I got was that a Biden/Trump alliance would take place in response to an emergency situation. It wasn’t clear whether or not the emergency was related to Covid-19. I didn’t see it in great detail. Rather, I just got the general …

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This One Sees What He Wants To See

To the Editor: The end of the world is near, death, death, pandemic, pandemic, we are all in this together, we all in this together…yes, we are, because millions have had Covid-19 and no more are dying than other high flu seasons. Yet all we hear every night are [sic] not calm and reflective reporting—just fear stories. It is sad that we lemmings are so terribly manipulated. … They push the leaders and snip and bark and sensationalize and only report ignorant anecdotal stories with no real background but to blind you from the truth. A pandemic means worldwide, like heart disease, drug overdoses, cancer …

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War, Irony and The New Normal

by Robert C. Koehler The uber-irony about the deadly coronavirus is that, as it claims lives, endangers millions and interrupts the social normal, threatening unprecedented global chaos, it is also quietly informing us what we must do to create a better world — and, indeed, creating it, in certain ways, as we look on in stunned wonder. The “what we must do” part is obvious to many: “After all,” writes Lawrence Wittner, “why not work cooperatively to save humanity from massive global death and economic collapse rather than continue to devote $1.8 trillion a year to waging wars and engaging in vast military buildups with …

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“Clean Drinking Water is a Human Right”

To the Editor: “Clean drinking water is a human right,” says the N.H. Palestine Education Network (N.H. PEN). N.H. PEN has supported the “Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine,” a Massachusetts based organization (waterjusticeinpalestine.org) that has sponsored walks to raise funds to assist Palestinians who live in either Gaza or in the West Bank to gain access to water. Another Massachusetts group linked to the “Alliance” is 1for3.org, which works closely with Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, Palestine, to promote water security. According to the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, “95 percent of the Gaza Strip’s two million residents, including 991,400 children, are without …

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