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Panaro: The failure of political spin and President Trump’s mishandling of COVID-19

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

April 20, 2020

In many ways, the current COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing political crisis clash heavily with the ethos on which President Donald Trump predicates his entire political philosophy. Trump has thus far treated every major crisis of his campaign and presidency as an image problem that can be solved with the rig...

Panaro: COVID-19 has underscored deepening socioeconomic divides and celebrity ineptitude

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a lot about America’s tendencies in a crisis, infamous among them, the panic buying of toilet paper. There are, however, more alarming trends. Coronavirus has shown the callous way in which some people regard elderly lives, the disdain for organizations like the Cent...

Panaro: The racism at the heart of the coronavirus crisis

Kevin Panaro, Staff Columnist

February 13, 2020

Rising fears over the coronavirus outbreak in the Hubei province of mainland China have caused increasing worry and panic—not just for China itself, but the many countries that depend on its vast trade network for daily economic activities. The respiratory disease has had far-reaching consequences, ...

Panaro: Cleveland’s winter wonderland also brings SAD

Kevin Panaro, Contributing Columnist

January 23, 2020

In many ways, the term “spring semester” is a misnomer. As some students return from a warm and restful break, they are thrust into the brutal Cleveland winter. With global warming, these extreme weather patterns have only worsened: snowfall is heavier, ice is slicker and the air is colder. As the s...

Panaro: Down but not out

Bernie Sanders remains a strong candidate in the presidental race, despite negative media coverage.

Kevin Panaro, Contributing Columnist

November 22, 2019

Despite Bernie Sanders’ prevalence in the 2016 election, many established news sources and politicians have discounted his contention for the 2020 Democratic Primary, citing his democratic socialist platform as the disqualifying factor. They have seemingly replaced him with Elizabeth Warren, D-M.A., ...

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