Coronavirus: Must we do nothing or be lockeddown? Some say there is a middle way…

How best to put an end to the Covid-19 pandemic? At the moment, after an irresponsibly late start, many countries in Europe and the United States are attempting various extreme forms of “social distancing” and “sheltering in place”, sometimes referred to as “total lockdown.” The goal is to prevent people from mingling in close quarters… Read More Coronavirus: Must we do nothing or be lockeddown? Some say there is a middle way…

Life in a Time of Covid-19: Local, Private Joys and Separate Politics

We are now in a time of public collapse, known as “social distancing.” Perhaps anti-social distancing is a more accurate label. Our global economy is proving to be more fragile than we expected. And it seems there are limits to what our scientific knowledge and technology can accomplish: we are vulnerable to viruses, be they… Read More Life in a Time of Covid-19: Local, Private Joys and Separate Politics

Dem Primary: “Look! A Billionaire vs. a Socialist!”

Democrats in 2019, to beat Trump in 2020: “Biden or Warren?” Biden, according to polls, beats Trump by the largest margin, especially in crucial swing states. Warren, however, is more liberal, intellectual, younger, has excellent grasp of policy and many plans, appeals to women, would be our first female president. . . also competitive with… Read More Dem Primary: “Look! A Billionaire vs. a Socialist!”