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Jeremy Lott
Jeremy Lott is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan.
by | Apr 4, 2020

One persistent prediction arising from our pandemic house arrest is that we’ll have a baby boom in nine months. There are good reasons to doubt this. Sure, people are going to do things to pass the time. Makin’ whoopee is…

by | Apr 1, 2020

What does education look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? At the K-12 level, you’ve got problems. At the collegiate level, you’ve got existential problems. School is out for the year in most locales. More innovative districts are…

by | Mar 25, 2020

Joe Queenan wrote many so-so books and one great one, a memoir called Closing Time. What he had to say about reading books is vital for many people to hear right this minute: “[B]ooks are without question the wealth of…

by | Mar 12, 2020

Tuesday brought news that the coronavirus has officially come to my little corner of the county. It was likely only a matter of time, with an outbreak near Seattle, and I-5 running up through Seattle and much of Whatcom County….

by | Feb 27, 2020

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke for many Democrats across the country when she said in Tuesday’s South Carolina Democratic presidential primary debate, “Bernie [Sanders] is winning right now because the Democratic Party is a progressive party, and progressive ideas are popular ideas.” But…

by | Feb 19, 2020

Video of Mike Bloomberg belittling farmers surfaced this week. His campaign team, which is spending money furiously trying to purchase a foothold in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, has treated it mostly as a distraction. It may do…

by | Jan 25, 2020

Whether or not the national economy performs well this year, I believe my Washington state is in for some rough times. This is true for one big reason: Boeing’s 737 MAX problem. The aerospace giant currently boasts of being “the…

by | Jan 21, 2020

Fact checking is a tricky business. Some things are black and white and can be labeled as such. But that isn’t always the case. Let’s say that I write a story saying, “Ralph wore a black shirt to the meeting.”…

by | Jan 20, 2020

The middle of January was not a great time for Americans to have another national holiday. We’ve just had all the travel, expenses, calories, and alcohol of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day sandwiched into little over a month. The…

by | Jan 17, 2020

It’s important to clear the air about something here and now: I did not hold a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg in my home. That’s what you might think from the report from KIRO 7 (a Washington state-based network affiliate…

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