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 | Mar 31, 2020

I used to like driving well over the speed limit. I grew up well outside Atlanta, and the posted speeds never represented the practiced reality, even on the most remote cow-trail roads winding through the woods. I always went faster…

by | Mar 27, 2020

I didn’t have much time to drink until this nationwide lockdown. Work always prevented me. Or family. Church, too, I suppose. Now all of that is gone. But at least I have time to develop my hobbies.   My wife and…

by | Mar 26, 2020

Turn on the TV these days and you are bound to catch one of the Cuomo brothers inveighing against the “selfish.” Chris Cuomo on CNN harangues any one who dares suggest that America restart its economy, while Andrew Cuomo delivers…

by | Mar 26, 2020

An overwhelming majority of Americans are worried about the financial effects of state and local measures imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19, yet the Democrats continue to dither over an economic stimulus bill. A new Harris poll reveals that…

by | Mar 25, 2020

We’re all a little on edge. That’s only natural, as a pandemic spreads across the globe. What started as a casually referenced virus originating in Wuhan, China has turned into a maelstrom of fear. It is affecting every aspect of…

by | Mar 23, 2020

China and Russia are open for business and working at close to capacity, as America shutters most all business and industry in states such as Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In many cases only select manufacturing companies…

by | Mar 21, 2020

Asked what would determine the course of his government, English prime minister Harold Macmillan (1957–63) answered, “Events, dear boy, events.” One way to slice the impact of events is by four levels of salience regarding the attitudes of leaders and…

by | Mar 20, 2020

Across the country, state and local officials are taking steps to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The responses testify to the strength of our decentralized system of government and should comfort Americans in this time of uncertainty. In the…

by | Mar 19, 2020

While many of us turn to the government for answers to the COVID-19 pandemic, others rightfully seek solutions from the private sector. Last week, the Hoover Institution’s Russ Roberts asked his many Twitter followers to help “create a list of…

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