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These surprisingly relevant vintage ads show how officials tried to convince people to wear masks after many refused during the 1918 flu pandemic

Officials needed to convince men specifically to practice better personal hygiene because men didn't think masks were masculine enough.

Release of PPP loan recipients data reveals troubling patterns

Release of PPP loan recipients' data reveals troubling patterns — NBC News

Tenants paying rent at Trump Organization and Kushner Company properties are beneficiaries of PPP loans.

Nevada doctor rebukes Trump’s retweet suggesting photo of covid medical unit was fake: ‘I was disappointed’

Nevada doctor rebukes Trump’s retweet suggesting photo of covid medical unit was fake: ‘I was disappointed’ — The Washington Post

The president shared a post that falsely claimed the Nevada care site for coronavirus overflow patients where the physician took the selfie was "fake."

Analysis: GOP silence on Trump's false election claims recalls McCarthy era

Analysis: GOP silence on Trump's false election claims recalls McCarthy era — CNN Politics

The silence of congressional Republican leaders as President Donald Trump's unfounded claims of election fraud grow wilder and more venomous increasingly resembles the party's deference to Sen. Joe McCarthy during the worst excesses of his anti-Communist crusade in the early 1950s.

Trump Campaign Officials Started Pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State Long Before the Election — ProPublica

Trump Campaign Officials Started Pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State Long Before the Election

The Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, rejected repeated demands to endorse Trump. As the official overseeing the voting, he believed he should remain neutral.

Opinion | Trump’s latest Fox News rant was one of his most dangerous. Republicans can’t ignore it. - The Washington Post

Opinion | Trump’s latest Fox News rant was one of his most dangerous. Republicans can’t ignore it.

The Republican dodge on Trump’s lies has run its course.

Trump's election lies are part of a much broader strategy - Los Angeles Times

Trump's election lies are part of a much broader strategy. Here’s how it works

From the start, Trump has been building an alternate reality to compete with the truth. It's a technique many authoritarian leaders have employed.

Trump Is Wringing Every Last Cent Out of His Supporters on the Way Out

Trump Is Wringing Every Last Cent Out of His Supporters on the Way Out — Vanity Fair

The president's supporters have poured in millions to fund his dead-end legal campaign to try and overturn the results of the election.

States With Few Coronavirus Restrictions Are Spreading the Virus Beyond Their Borders

States with few coronavirus restrictions are spreading the virus beyond their borders — ProPublica

Lax states are attracting shoppers and students from stricter neighbors — and sending back COVID-19 cases. The imbalance underscores the lack of a national policy.

Conservative Magazine Slams Trump’s ‘Most Reprehensible’ Postelection Tactic

Conservative Magazine Slams Trump’s ‘Most Reprehensible’ Postelection Tactic — HuffPost

In a new column, National Review editors ripped the president's "petulant refusal" to accept the 2020 election results.

Trump’s ‘Save America’ PAC Could Pay For Big Macs, Hush Money … Pretty Much Anything

Trump’s ‘Save America’ PAC Could Pay For Big Macs, Hush Money … Pretty Much Anything — HuffPost

The outgoing president's post-election fundraising committee could well be a legal slush fund for his personal expenses.

Pace of climate change shown in new report has humanity on ‘suicidal’ path, U.N. leader warns

Pace of climate change shown in new report has humanity on ‘suicidal’ path, U.N. leader warns — The Washington Post

This year is likely to be one of the warmest years on record for the planet, the UN reports.

Minority Rule Cannot Last in America

Minority Rule Cannot Last in America — The Atlantic

It never has.

‘Someone’s going to get killed’: GOP election official in Georgia blames President Trump for fostering violent threats

‘Someone’s going to get killed’: GOP election official in Georgia blames President Trump for fostering violent threats — The Washington Post

In an emotional news conference, a top state official called on Trump and other Republicans to speak out against threats that have flourished in the wake of the election.

Opinion | How to protect our democracy from a future Donald Trump - The Washington Post

Opinion | How to protect our democracy from a future Donald Trump

The Trump era is coming to an end. The fight to revive American democracy has begun.

Opinion | Trump shows that we need to reform U.S. democracy

Opinion | Trump shows that we need to reform U.S. democracy — The Washington Post

We need to update our institutions — starting now.