covid pandemic

Covid has shown us how badly our education system harms the republic when some kids in it are treated better than others

By Noah Berlatsky / January 25, 2022 /

A country with a zero-sum attitude toward education is a country ill-equipped to respond with civic responsibility to a pandemic. 

Read More

We suspected that rightwing politics caused mass injury and death. A new book proves it

By John Stoehr / January 12, 2022 /

When partisanship subsumes everything, people die. Period. 

Read More

Want people to get vaccinated? Pay them

By Noah Berlatsky / January 12, 2022 /

We should value every life. 

Read More

Enough already! Spend the money to vaccinate the world

By Noah Berlatsky / January 5, 2022 /

The United States can’t protect the public health of its residents without protecting the public health of everyone else.

Read More

Will the Democrats learn? When you think you’re winning against bullshit, you’re actually losing

By Matt Robison / December 15, 2021 /

On covid, the Republicans are swiftboating Biden.

Read More

Why isn’t the covid pandemic over? White supremacy

By John Stoehr / October 25, 2021 /

The common good isn’t common. It isn’t good. It’s the enemy.

Read More

To fight fascism, fight the people paying for it. That means raising taxes higher, much higher, on the very obscenely rich

By John Stoehr / September 30, 2021 /

They are preventing the people from flexing the sovereignty that would prevent them from continuing to extract wealth from the people.

Read More

Vaccine holdouts are caving. Lesson for liberals? Respond to authoritarianism with force

By John Stoehr / September 29, 2021 /

They want to be told what to do.

Read More

Let the Haitians in, all of them

By Richard Sudan / September 20, 2021 /

The United States owes them that much.

Read More

The biggest media bias that no one is talking about is obscuring a violent Republican crime wave that no one is talking about

By John Stoehr / September 20, 2021 /

A bias toward freedom of choice, instead of responsibility.

Read More