Tom H. Hastings


White nationalism and public health

“George Wallace ran for president in 1968 and garnered a great deal of support from white working class voters, though by then he had learned to use code words and phrases to substitute for overtly racist language—hence his focus on “welfare” and “crime,” “drugs,” “thugs,” and “law and order.” His base comprised white nationalists, largely from the South. Northern white working-class voters were mostly solidly Democrat—until black people finally grew tired of waiting and waiting for economic equality, and until Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. …”

Author: Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Common Dreams, Claremont New Hampshire Eagle Times, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Sierra County California Prospect, Nation of Change, Berlin New Hampshire Sun, North Ogden Utah Sentinal News
Date: 2019: December 30, 31 2020: January 3, 9, 13
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Anger and forgiveness in our polity

“When Russ Feingold and John McCain reached agreement on legislation that helped reform the contamination of special interest money into politics, did they need to precede that landmark legislation by a process of forgiveness?…”

Author: Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Sierra County California Prospect, Broward County Florida Westside Gazette, Berlin New Hampshire Sun
Date: 2019: December 17, 18, 19
1041 words

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Impeachment (and removal): Good for public health

“If we hope to improve public health, impeach Donald Trump.
What is the evidence for such an assertion? ”

Authors: Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, ZNet, Winston-Salem North Carolina Chronicle, Sumter South Carolina Item, CityWatch Los Angeles
Date: 2019: December 7, 11, 13
752 words

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Cross-generational power to change

“Greta Thunberg was just a little girl in Sweden who learned about the emerging threats to all of us–literally to every human being on Earth and to all species–from anthropogenic (human-caused) climate chaos.

Author: Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, North Ogden Utah Sentinel, ArtVoice, Nation of Change, Bainbridge Island Review, Las Vegas Sun, Counterpunch, Winston-Salem North Carolina Chronicle, PeaceWorker, Sierra County California Prospect, Gilmer West Virginia Free Press
Date: 2019: November 15, 17, 18, 19, 26, December 6, 10
557 words

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Climate, race, and health

“There are misanthropes who understandably and regrettably express grim satisfaction with the prospects of climate chaos affecting everyone so at least predatory rich exploitive elites pay the same serious prices as poor people and people of color.

That is not correct, however…”

Author: Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Sumter South Carolina Item, Yolo Country California Enterprise, LA Progressive, PeaceWorker, Watchful News
Date: 2019, September 21, 22
548 words

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