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  • As The Dark Night Rises

    As The Dark Night Rises0

    Back in 1968, the Rolling Stones imagined a world in which “every cop is a criminal, and all the sinners saints.” More than half a century after the release of “Sympathy of the Devil,” those lyrics are coming to life: The police are scourged, targeted, and de-funded, while convicts and low-lifes are hailed, released –

  • Pelosi Cancels History By Removing Her Predecessors

    Pelosi Cancels History By Removing Her Predecessors0

    On June 18, the portraits of four former Speakers of the House, all connected to the Confederate States of America and the Civil War, were removed from the walls of the Capitol. In the words of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, “There is no room in the hallowed halls of Congress or in any place of

  • The Madness of Competing COVID-19 Projections

    The Madness of Competing COVID-19 Projections0

    As we think about the influence of computerized epidemiological models on our lives these days, we might think back to the old joke, “If you’re a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.” The hammer, of course, is big data, and we humans are the nails. That is, since we’ve created a digital layer

  • 50 Years Later, the Spirit of ’69 Feels Like a Hangover

    50 Years Later, the Spirit of ’69 Feels Like a Hangover0

    The August 16 death of actor Peter Fonda comes as a jolt to Baby Boomers, including this one. Most of us will always think of Fonda as the young and vigorous star of the 1969 film Easy Rider. Perhaps Fonda, dying of lung cancer, willed himself to live long enough to see the golden anniversary of


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