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Bill Walton and Steve Moore on the Trump Economy

Last week I interviewed economist Steve Moore at a conference with conservative leaders. While the capital markets sell-off and bad coronavirus news had not yet had hit galeforce levels, as it has this week, they were looming. I’m posting this to remind us that even in the face of fierce headwinds, the United States has entered this troubling time riding Read More ›

contagious coronavirus, view of a floating health threatening viruses in a city environment (3d illustration)

Evolution, Design, and COVID-19

With respect to the coronavirus epidemic and evolution, the bottom line is that, while of course the virus is dangerous, the situation can be compared to a strong storm on the ocean. The waves may be huge and the surface roiling, but the deeper waters continue as they always have, essentially undisturbed. In a similar way, although superficially it changes very rapidly, some researchers think that the coronavirus and many other virus types have remained basically the same for tens of millions of years. Read More ›
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Rest in Peace Posters of Dr Li Wenliang, who warned authorities about the coronovirus outbreak seen at Hosier Lane in Melbourne, Australia. Hosier Lane is known for its street art.
Photo by Adli Wahid on Unsplash

Censorship? But Coronavirus Doesn’t Care!

Coronavirus provides a test. The Chinese Communist Party offers mainland Chinese people security and prosperity in exchange for the sacrifice of personal freedom. But when the government cannot uphold its end of the agreement — security — the people may become less tolerant of the human rights violations. And the age of information makes it much easier to discover them. Read More ›
Real baby being vaccinated with a syringe in the thigh by a pediatrician doctor to avoid the spread of diseases.
Real baby being vaccinated with a syringe in the thigh by a pediatrician doctor to avoid the spread of diseases.

The Young and the Vulnerable

When I was a small boy, polio terrified me. Each year, it would strike thousands of children like me — and you never knew when or where it would hit next. In the 1952 epidemic, a very bad year, there were nearly 60,000 reported cases in the United States and more than 3,000 deaths. Summer was the worst time, and Read More ›