PANDEMIC PHILANTHROPY

As advocates call for immediate relief, conservative critics argue for less urgent philanthropic reform

POLITICS & PUBLIC HEALTH

One former aide said she saw “senior White House political staff actively undermine the doctors by attempting to manipulate scientific data on the virus and force changes to CDC guidances.”

CORPORATE MEDIA & FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

“He truly represents a core value of why we are free — because we have freedom of the press,” Weiwei said.

CORPORATE MEDIA & AUTHORITARIANISM

“Our democracy is at stake. Trump is trying to steal an election, and the press should say so, every day until Election Day.”

President Donald Trump talks to journalists while departing the White House for a ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Kentucky in November, 2019. (Photo:Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CORONAVIRUS & PUBLIC HEALTH

“The real question is: Are we prepared, collectively, to do what it takes to avoid that number?”

Maryland Cremation Services transporter Morgan Dean-McMillan gently moves the remains of a coronavirus victim onto a stretcher in the morgue at Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center in May, 2020 in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

POLITICS & RURAL HEALTHCARE

“Not being reimbursed by Medicare would be crippling — akin to a household losing nearly half its income.”

Brandy Turcotte, CNA, left, and Lacy Lawrence, both medical workers at Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Kiowa County, wear Personal Protective Equipment that they have on hand at the small rural hospital, if needed, during the coronavirus pandemic on May 14, 2020 in Eads, Colorado. (Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

PRESIDENT TRUMP & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

“It is a gross abuse of public trust, and with each conflict, he becomes more complicit in the destruction of the ethical norms that form the cornerstone of a working democracy.”

President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto at the White House October 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

“An American president does not praise violence against a reporter for doing his job. That is what an ugly, insecure two-bit dictator does.”

NBC News journalist Ed Ou bleeds after police started firing tear gas and rubber bullets near the 5th police precinct following a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd, a Black man who died while in custody of the Minneapolis police, on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

PRESIDENT TRUMP & RACISM

“I fled civil war when I was eight,” said the Minnesota Democrat. “An eight-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one.”

Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) gives an acceptance speech after winning her U.S. House seat in 2016. Omar, a refugee from Somalia, is the first Somali-American Muslim woman to hold public office. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/AFP via Getty Images)

POLITICS & INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

“This legislation passing means I won’t have to have those whispered conversations with my daughters about how the government turns its back on our Native women,” one advocate said.

Micaela Iron Shell has painted red hands over their mouth to show solidarity for missing and murdered indigenous, black and migrant women and children during a rally with Climate activist Greta Thunberg in Denver, Colorado in 2019. (Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Lisa Newcomb

Journalist. Finding my way. Sort of.

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