Policy and Experts

Policy and Experts

Back when he was writing a column for the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page (Best of the Web Today) instead of editing it, James Taranto had a daily feature called “What Would We Do Without Experts?” It, clearly, mocked absurd expert opinions, and...
Death By Procedure

Death By Procedure

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a now-notorious decision to concentrate COVID patients in nursing homes. This produced America’s worst losses of the pandemic. I worked as a paramedic in New York City throughout, and have had conversations with a number of...
COVID-Eternal

COVID-Eternal

The Babylon Bee, where snark flourishes, has offered us a commemoration: Nation Prepares To Celebrate 1st Anniversary Of Two Weeks To Flatten The Curve The humor-impaired and virus-aggressive will bristle at this joke, as much because of the truths it rests upon as...
Poles of the Pandemic

Poles of the Pandemic

The pandemic has gone on long enough to draw some broad historical lessons. The first is that America’s management was not fitting for the leader of the free world. Compared to our achievements in the Second World War, it is hard to escape the conclusion that we...