The COVID-19 pandemic creates universal death anxiety. We cannot see or touch or smell the virus that has now killed 500,000 Americans. It is everywhere and nowhere—making its lethal, invisible contamination seem almost a supernatural force.
- February 16, 2021The average Black person here doesn’t live that long.
- February 16, 2021
Not those of poor Americans, that's for sure.
- January 25, 2021
"With such human costs of war in mind, it’s a wonder to me that the only bipartisan bill passed by Congress over a presidential veto in the Trump years was the recent monumentally funded $740 billion “defense” bill. Most striking to me, however, amid its massive support for the military-industrial complex, is how little that bill does to expand social support for military families."
- January 22, 2021Day One's big news — that there was never any plan for a federal response to the coronavirus pandemic — was not entirely unexpected.
- January 19, 2021
The biggest challenge right now is getting shots into arms before the mutation takes over and surges cases.