The Observer

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Panaro: Down but not out

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...

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