covid pandemic

Lab can’t leak what it never had

By Lindsay Beyerstein / March 3, 2023 /

A “lab accident” is not a conspiracy. However, in 2023, all versions of the lab leak theory presuppose a conspiracy, writes Lindsay Beyerstein.

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The Republican’s danse macabre

By John Stoehr / October 20, 2022 /

Yes, even if they suffer, too. It’s frivolous and terrifying.

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America is more prepared for terrorism than anti-vaxxers

By Victoria Brownworth / September 27, 2022 /

First it was covid vaccines. Now it’s everything else.

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The Republicans could help the president with inflation, but that would require helping him

By Noah Berlatsky / June 21, 2022 /

Now the Fed is poised to trigger a recession.

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We’re in the middle of another covid surge. Yet Congress appears to have moved on

By Noah Berlatsky / June 7, 2022 /

Another health, economic and political disaster in the making.

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The pandemic isn’t over till it’s over for everyone

By Rev. Daniel Schultz / May 23, 2022 /

On Dr. Anthony Fauci’s flub.

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What do 1,000,000 dead Americans tell us?

By John Stoehr / May 13, 2022 /

The United States are not one.

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‘Mobthink’ spreads like the covid

By John Stoehr / April 27, 2022 /

What Eugene Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” tells is about political identity.

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The break up of Big Business and the GOP isn’t happening. It already happened. Will the Democrats seize the opportunity?

By John Stoehr / April 7, 2022 /

The Republican Party’s entrenchment of “a heteronormative view of a Eurocentric patriarchal America” is bad for business.

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Calvin, covid and preserving your place in the racial hierarchy by getting yourself killed

By Rev. Daniel Schultz / April 6, 2022 /

The theologian and autocrat said “perversity in us never ceases, but constantly produces new fruits.” Lord, is that ever on the money.

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