Shira Tarlo, Newsy

Shira Tarlo

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Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • Newsy
Past:
  • Salon.com
  • AlterNet

Recent articles by Shira:

Why Is The U.S. Lagging Behind In Administering COVID-19 Vaccine?

Operation Warp Speed said as many as 20 million people could be vaccinated by year's end, but so far the U.S. isn't even close to that goal. → Read More

Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Sentenced To Death For Murders Of Nine People

Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, was convicted of murdering nine people in his apartment near Tokyo. He used Twitter to contact most of his victims. → Read More

Trump Supporters Rally In D.C. Before Electoral College Vote

The event comes just two days before the Electoral College will formalize Joe Biden's White House victory. → Read More

State, Local Officials Prepare To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

State and local health officials plead for more federal funds and information as they get ready to distribute the first COVID-19 vaccine doses. → Read More

Elected Officials Take Heat For Not Following Own COVID-19 Advice

Some governors and mayors are facing criticism for appearing to ignore their own COVID-19 recommendations by traveling and attending large gatherings. → Read More

Speculation Mounts Over Potential Pardons In Pres. Trump's Final Weeks

Pardons have become a major focus of the final weeks of President Donald's Trump's administration. → Read More

President-elect Joe Biden Picks Janet Yellen For Treasury Secretary

Biden nominee Janet Yellen has served as chair of the Federal Reserve and headed the White House Council of Economic Advisers. → Read More

Joe Biden Reveals Top Foreign Policy, National Security Picks

Joe Biden revealed his choices for top national security positions, including secretary of state and Homeland Security secretary. → Read More

Pres. Trump's Records Could Pose Another Hurdle For Biden Transition

Reports suggest President Trump has a habit of tearing up his papers, a major concern for ethics watchdogs and lawmakers during the transition period. → Read More

Calif. Governor Under Pressure To Name Latino To Harris' Senate Seat

Gov. Gavin Newsom hasn't set a deadline on when he'll choose someone to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat. → Read More

Kamala Harris Makes History As Vice President-Elect

The daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, Harris spoke often on the campaign trail against discrimination and inequality. → Read More

AP: Joe Biden Projected To Become President

Joe Biden is projected to clinch the White House, defeating President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

Cities, Businesses Prepare For Possible Election Day Unrest, Violence

Cities and retailers across the U.S. are boarding up in preparation for potential unrest after Tuesday's election, regardless of who wins. → Read More

Where Voting Stands Four Days Out From Election Day

In the final weekend before election day, early voting — both by mail and in-person — has reached historic levels. → Read More

What Early Voting Numbers Tell Us About The 2020 Election

With a week until Election Day, over 67 million Americans have already voted, breaking the record for early voting set in 2016. → Read More

Long Lines On Day 1 Of Early Voting In Rhode Island, Kansas, Tennessee

Early in-person voting kicked off in Kansas, Rhode Island and Tennessee, with some voters enduring hours-long waits to cast early ballots. → Read More

How Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Could Impact Control Of Senate

The high-stakes Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett could have significant impact on the control of the Senate. → Read More

This Is What It's Like To Vote With A Disability During The Pandemic

For many Americans with disabilities, voting has been a longtime challenge. With the pandemic, it's an entirely new beast. → Read More

Election Day Concerns Raised About President's Call for Poll Watchers

President Trump has urged his supporters to monitor polling sites this November, worrying some election officials about voter intimidation and chaos. → Read More

Contact Tracing Trump: The President's Days Before Positive COVID Test

Looking at the president's recent travel and interactions is key to understanding the potential impacts of the most high-profile case of COVID-19 yet. → Read More