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by | May 27, 2022

Most of the U.S. has finally come to its senses on the inefficacy of masking, but in some niche markets, the political theater persists. Last Tuesday, Broadway mainstay Patti LuPone once again proved herself a diva after LuPone-ing an unmasked…

by | May 12, 2022

While you’re swirling through a tornado, it’s difficult to get perspective on the storm. Survival is all that matters. Fear is the operative emotion. Chaos is the constant. Americans, and people around the world, are being buffeted, and our team…

by | Apr 23, 2022

The federal mask mandate on planes, trains, and public transportation never was about “the science.” It was about politics. No wonder then that U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of the Middle District of Florida tossed the mandate in a…

by | Apr 21, 2022

Americans spent the last two years losing at Simon Says. A federal judge in Florida won the game by correctly recognizing nobody said “Simon says” before telling us all to mask up before boarding planes, trains, and Uber-mobiles. U.S. District…

by | Apr 19, 2022

In old-timey Westerns, there’d always be a scene where the bad guy would shoot the gun at the feet of some hapless fellow and sneer, “Dance!” The idea was terrifying. One wrong move and the guy was dead. The shooter…

by | Apr 2, 2022

It’s April and after another especially long winter, it appears spring is upon us. For warmer states, the transition between seasons may be unceremonious. But I hail from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and for me and many northerners, the thaw is accompanied…

by | Mar 2, 2022

As states and nations dispense with vaccine and mask mandates against COVID-19, California’s Democrats seem determined to make them permanent features of life. Within one week, Democratic members of the Assembly, the state Legislature’s lower house, not only introduced bills…

by | Feb 15, 2022

Soon after he took office in mid-January, Gov. Glenn Youngkin started to make good on his promises to Virginia parents by issuing an executive order forbidding mask mandates in schools. Predictably, this common-sense effort to dismantle the COVID powers of…

by | Feb 3, 2022

The consensus on masking has shifted this winter. Whereas before the enforced wisdom was that all masks provide protection, experts and infectious disease experts have begun to sing a different tune: you must wear a medical-grade mask to have any…

by | Feb 1, 2022

The Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system hasn’t gotten the memo. Last week, the county doubled down on its policy of requiring students to wear masks nearly every moment in schools despite Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order giving parents the…

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