Bob Hennelly,

Bob Hennelly

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Recent articles by Bob:

As COVID-19 spreads coast to coast, the federal government checks out

Our broken health care system set the table for this disaster — and the Trump administration made it much worse → Read More

Americans load up on millions of guns as federal government fails the COVID challenge

Gun industry boasts of booming sales amid mounting paranoia — but who or what is making Americans so afraid? → Read More

Federal police are in the streets — but they couldn't protect a federal judge's family

Donald Trump has troops in the streets "protecting" courthouses, while fostering right-wing attacks against judges → Read More

An eviction and foreclosure crisis is looming

Expect the economic situation to decay tremendously between now and fall 2020 → Read More

Trump is overseeing a historic transfer of wealth to the super-rich as COVID-19 deaths hit record numbers

Where you or would see misery, the super-rich see opportunity. (That includes the billionaire president.) Indeed, amid a pandemic with a six-figure death toll, America's wealthiest capitalists are consolidating their unprecedented gains realized thanks to the spread of a deadly virus their chief → Read More

As COVID-19 deaths hit record numbers, Trump oversees a historic wealth transfer to the super-rich

As usual, communities of color are hit hardest by the economic collapse overseen by Trump and his fellow oligarchs → Read More

Labor demands police reform — and in the process, confronts its troubled past

Structural racism in the US is tied to economic inequality — meaning unions have a perfect chance to foment change → Read More

Family of unarmed black student killed in New Jersey trooper custody kept in the dark on the basics

Maurice Gordon was shot fatally multiple times while in the custody of a white New Jersey State Trooper on May 23 → Read More

By undoing Obama’s nursing home regulations, Trump opened the door for the deaths we're seeing

It is no accident that an explosion of COVID-19 deaths have happened in for-profit senior care facilities → Read More

Families of essential workers killed by COVID-19 face loss of health care

Some families lose health coverage after one jobholder dies. Universal healthcare is the only sane response → Read More

Last chapter of the Bridgegate saga: New Jersey corruption just won't go away

Chris Christie has moved on to cable news, but the effects of his corrupt regime linger on in the Garden State → Read More

As Trump tries to bend reality, we desperately need a clearer picture

Post-truth authoritarian Donald Trump is taking a massive risk — and we need better information on what's ahead → Read More

COVID-19 is a political crisis fueled by the ruling class

The corporate news media has defined the coronavirus pandemic as merely a public health crisis. It is that, of course — but it has exposed a political crisis, too, that is making the effects of the pandemic far worse than they would be if this were merely a public health issue. We can't cure what → Read More

COVID-19 is more than a public health crisis — it’s a political crisis fueled by the ruling class

Scarcity and oligarchy have exacerbated a crisis that were more readily confined in more equal nations → Read More

Is the official COVID-19 death count too low? Funeral directors, EMS workers say yes

We're fixated on the official data, which is bad enough. But we may be missing a bigger and more lethal picture → Read More

NYC's EMS union: Move the virus fight into neighborhoods that need it most

Leadership of the city's EMS unions say the government must take the fight into hard-hit low-income neighborhoods → Read More

Leadership in the age of COVID-19: Hiding the bodies to maintain the illusion of competency

Trump's federal government is managing this pandemic based on inventory control concerns and not the public health → Read More

First responders suspect "crazy increase in cardiac deaths" in NYC is linked to COVID-19

Emergency responders say the poor are dying of COVID-19 in their homes, and appear to be missed in pandemic tallies → Read More

When your boss says you're "essential": Are you willing to risk your life?

Civil service workers in New York are still haunted by the betrayals of 9/11. Will this pandemic be even worse? → Read More

America’s underpaid, oft-forgotten EMTs are bearing the brunt of the pandemic

Sadly, front-line EMS teams are used to being forgotten by our broken for-profit healthcare system → Read More