Read a book. This is the sort of thing smart people do even when no one is looking.
Secret police are common in authoritarian dictatorships and dystopian fiction, but this is America in the real world. These tactics are designed to scare and to silence anyone who dares speak out against the people in power.
Health insurers don’t exist to provide coverage, they exist to deny coverage. But all of this could be fixed if we turned our efforts toward providing health care rather than health insurance.
Colorado is proof that mail-in ballots work. They make voting easier, more convenient, and safer.
But too many of the state’s politicians—particularly Gov. Tate Reeves and State Sen. Chris McDaniel—lack the will or the nerve to do the right thing. That’s too bad. Because as long as Mississippi clings to the symbols of the past it will remain firmly stuck there
The people who support Trump don’t care that he’s cruel and faithless and ruthless. Apparently, they like these qualities.
I have nothing clever to say about the events of the past week, but I want to say clearly that I am far more concerned about the loss of life than the loss of property and that I am so angered by that video of George Floyd being casually killed by a police officer that …
Stay home as much as you can. Wave to your neighbors when you go outside. Give other people a lot of space: cede the sidewalk, use a different aisle, stand back, move your chair. Wear a mask in public places, especially indoors. If you can’t or won’t wear a mask, don’t go to places where …
Wearing a mask (or not) should not be a political issue. Americans should not be killing each other over a strip of fabric. Let’s try to get through the rest of the year with a bit of civility and common sense.
It’s easy to use the language of war to stir emotions and gin up patriotism, but it’s also irresponsible. We are not at war. We are faced with an international health crisis that will only be solved through global cooperation, sound scientific research, and proven strategies to slow the rate of contagion. It’s not as rousing as a war cry, but it’s more accurate.