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Published Articles

The following are links to published articles written under my own name:

Vaccine Rollout Is A Success Story Unlike Any Other In the World

July 16, 2021 | Jill Rosenthal & Ben Hatt | West Cental Tribune

On May 4, President Joe Biden set the goal for 70 percent of adults to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose by Independence Day. On June 22, the White House conceded that the nation was likely to fall just short of this mark.

While this may be the case, it’s clear that the vaccine rollout, supported by the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan, has been a success, yet it will require a continued commitment to vaccine equity – reaching people of color and young adults, particularly in states and communities with low vaccination rates – in order to overcome the threats of COVID-19.

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Trump's conviction would finally complete the transfer of power

February 13, 2021 | Ben Hatt | The American Independent

“It is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it.”

These were words George Washington delivered in his farewell address after he chose not to seek reelection in 1796.

A thriving democracy requires us to recommit to its principles continuously, and a core feature of that commitment is the peaceful transfer of power between leaders.

Last month, in a most violent and shocking fashion, Donald Trump did not live up to that commitment. He provoked turmoil. He sought to deprive the country of a peaceful transfer of power for the first time in our nation’s history.


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White supremacy will not end overnight –– will another Trump impeachment help?

January 30, 2021 | Ben Hatt | The Hill

Former President Trump’s possible conviction by the Senate in the wake of his second impeachment will not only serve as a verdict on his individual actions, but it will also serve as a judgment on the tolerance of white supremacy in our country.

With the threat of domestic terrorism here for the foreseeable future, the wounds to our democracy from the Jan. 6 riots remain raw. The impetus to disrupt and disregard our democracy by some of Trump’s supporters has been predicated on hate, borne out of empty sentimentalism for a now-former president who has worked hard to undermine and subvert our nation’s dearest principles.  

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