covid pandemic

With a mandate affecting 100 million workers, Biden becomes a good ‘law and order’ president

By John Stoehr / September 10, 2021 /

Putting an end to the lawlessness.

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For members of Team Horse Paste, the fear is crossing the line from ‘bold independent thinker’ to ‘utter crackpot’

By Lindsay Beyerstein / September 8, 2021 /

Grifters played on people’s hopes for a quick covid fix and their fear of vaccines, and now their fans are paying the price. 

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The vaccine debate keeps denying the moral agency of people who refuse vaccinations

By John Stoehr / September 7, 2021 /

Grown Americans know what they should do. They are choosing not to.

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Why do the people who desire bans on abortion desire bans on vaccine- and mask-mandates? The connection isn’t ‘freedom’ 

By John Stoehr / September 1, 2021 /

They accuse pro-choice Americans of being evil as means of covering up the barbarous flesh-eating reality of their larger political project. 

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Will vaccine mandates spark right-wing violence? Maybe, if the authoritarians believe what they say. Most don’t, though

By John Stoehr / August 30, 2021 /

Violent rhetoric is a feature, not a bug.

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‘This is what freedom looks like in America today’

By John Stoehr / August 25, 2021 /

Freedom demands rejecting the GOP’s bad faith.

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America’s elites are inherently vulnerable to bad-faith arguments. So the pandemic is getting worse, not better

By John Stoehr / August 23, 2021 /

USA Today’s editor-in-chief claims to be answering “a higher calling.”

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School board member in rural Kentucky: ‘I have never experienced so much hate’

By Teri Carter / August 19, 2021 /

School boards are inundated with disinfo as delta variant spreads.

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I had Tuberculosis. My experience with the public health system taught me ‘personal responsibility’ isn’t enough to protect society

By Magdi Semrau / August 19, 2021 /

For covid, time for sticks, not carrots.

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It’s hard to believe the GOP would sacrifice kids to maintain rule by white Christian men

By John Stoehr / August 13, 2021 /

Believe it, though.

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