Lives vs. Dollars

In the book of Genesis, Pharaoh, besieged by ominous dreams, called in the experts early. Joseph, whose reputation preceded him, explained that the seven fat cows followed by seven skinny cows emerging from the Nile in Pharaoh’s dream foreshadowed...
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)A new Supreme Court ruling allows states to abolish the insanity defense, but justice demands treating, not punishing, mentally ill offenders. ‘You may ask why I send this to an Australian...

Goodbye, Green New Deal

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, N.Y.) and Senator Ed Markey (D, Mass.) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., February 7, 2019 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)After a couple of weeks of great economic sacrifice, it's already proving hard for Americans to...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference for the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at City Hall in New York City, March 17, 2020. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters)Follow along as the mayor and his experts...
An NYPD officer monitors people waiting to be tested for coronavirus outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York City, March 26, 2020. (Stefan Jeremiah/Reuters)The U.S. on Thursday became the country with the most total coronavirus cases, surpassing...
A worker in protective clothing tests a person in a car for COVID-19 coronavirus at a testing center at the Riverside Medical Group in Secaucus, N.J., March 18, 2020. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)It’s based on decisions about whom to include...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a screen displaying an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping after the city’s emergency alert level for COVID-19 coronavirus was downgraded in Shanghai, China, March 23, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters)Will the world remember...
In the book of Genesis, Pharaoh, besieged by ominous dreams, called in the experts early. Joseph, whose reputation preceded him, explained that the seven fat cows followed by seven skinny cows emerging from the Nile in Pharaoh’s dream foreshadowed...
Social media is doing a terrific job of explaining a universal truth about the coronavirus. Anyone who is less worried than you are about they or their loved ones catching the coronavirus is naive, reckless, uninformed, oblivious, and/or only cares...

We Need the Skeptics

Nurse Tina Nguyen administers a nasal swab at a coronavirus testing site in Seattle, Wash., March 26, 2020. (Lindsey Wasson/Reuters)I disagree with them. But they at least remind me that we have free men among us. When a...
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