Oh, Yes! Bernie Sanders Is Thinking About Doing What Nobody's Done For 100 Years.

Bernie Sanders is a registered independent senator from Vermont. That's right — he's refreshingly neither Democrat nor Republican. He's also a socialist. Yes, the true definition of that word. The last time a socialist ran for president was over 100 years ago, when Eugene V. Debs did so, winning 6% of the popular vote. Even the very idea of the third-party candidate is so foreign to American politics, this could get ... interesting.

Oh, Yes! Bernie Sanders Is Thinking About Doing What Nobody's Done For 100 Years.

What might a third-party candidate talk about? Hmmm ... things like this?

(Yes, Teddy was a Republican, but Bernie's staff posted this on his wall recently, and it echoes what folks like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been talking about for a long time ... and traditional politicians from both parties refuse to mention.)

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It's been 19 months since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Wuhan, China, and since that time, a lot has changed. Cities, states, and entire countries endured rolling shutdowns — or lockdowns. Business shuttered and schools were closed, and life as we knew it changed. From mask mandates to social distancing, every action and behavior was altered. But as infection rates begin to drop, we are making a comeback. Restaurants, movie theaters, and malls are (now) open. Business is (more or less) back, and this fall, most children will return to the classroom. In-person education will resume. But what does life look like in a post-pandemic world, particularly for the youngest members of our society?

"The COVID-19 pandemic affected our kids in many ways that we don't yet fully understand," Laura Lofy — a licensed psychologist and school psychologist — tells Upworthy. "Some desperately missed their classmates. Others fell behind on schoolwork, and some became riddled with anxiety and fear. Many regressed on skills they had developed or lost momentum in areas in which they had been making progress." And one of those areas is interpersonal, i.e. many children are struggling socially, and this has the potential to have a long-lasting impact on our children and the next generation.

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