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Zeynep Tufecki has a very good piece about the failures in official discourse surrounding COVID-19, and in particular the messaging that has consistently downplayed the effectiveness of vaccines that eliminate virtually all risk of severe illness or death and also substantially reduce transmission of the virus: The problem is not that the good news isn’t […]
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Naomi Klein’s essay on why Texans have turned the Green New Deal into a monstrous specter of evil that will somehow destroy the libertarian paradise of their minds is well worth reading. Here’s the conclusion: The difference between then and now goes a very long way toward explaining why Mr. Abbott is railing against a […]
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You may remember Andrew Sandoval-Strausz from our podcast a couple of months ago. He now has an essay in the Washington Post about how the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 had a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, how this was an absolute good, and how we need to do the same for […]
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This is the grave of Francis Newlands. Born in Natchez, Mississippi in 1846, Newlands grew up in the wealthy antebellum South. His father was a prominent physician who moved there from Scotland. He went to Yale, graduated in 1867 and then went to law school at Columbian College, which is today George Washington University, finishing […]
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