Category Archives: COVID-19

Why We Need a Universal Healthcare System

As some asshole with a blog has mentioned many times, we need a universal healthcare system. Forget for a moment the discussion we had during the presidential primary season about exactly what that system would look like and WHO WILL … Continue reading

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On COVID-19, News Organizations Need to Replace Their Political Journalists with Their Science Journalists

The news media must step it up in their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, there are lots of good explainers, but too much of the ‘premier’ coverage is being driven by celebrity political journalists. They are inclined, as is … Continue reading

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South Korea as a Baseline for the U.S.: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Or ‘nuking the goalposts’ if you prefer. After yesterday’s daily attempt by Il Trumpe to hide the greatest dereliction of duty by a president* in my lifetime (for perspective, I’m not young, and there have been some real doozies during … Continue reading

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Questions D.C. Journalists Should Ask about COVID-19

And I don’t mean Wor-Shing-Tun, I mean D.C. local reporters (though if other local and state level journalists ask these questions, that would help their own communities). On the whole, D.C.’s response to COVID-19 has been reasonably good. The city … Continue reading

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Richard Epstein’s No Good Interview with Issac Chotiner

There are two rules in life: “Never get involved in a land war in Asia” Never agree to an interview with Issac Chotiner. (for the Princess Bride fans). Libertarian ‘thinker’ Richard Epstein, after arguing that the mortality from COVID-19 would … Continue reading

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He’s Just an Exponential Threat

Il Trumpe has even gone to court to try to stop this ad–all hail President SLAPP: Kidding aside, if he had done his job competently–and he was warned–we likely wouldn’t be in the mess we are in today. But he … Continue reading

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Republicans to D.C.: Drop Dead

And I mean D.C., not Wor-Shing-Tun. Because, like D.C. learned when Congress prohibited needle exchange, our lives are put at risk when we lack the same rights as other Americans (boldface mine): D.C. officials are crying foul over a provision … Continue reading

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