The Grand Bargain

The corona crisis offers America a unique opportunity to reform, remold or destroy old ways. That is the pitch from optimistic observers. There is a debate of the American situation is which is closer: late Imperial Rome or late Republican Rome? As the elected officials use this opportunity as a means to more looting, funding…

Sars 2 – A Conflagration of Errors

Submitted by No Soap Radio On January 22nd China’s National Health Commission published guidelines (1) for the timely detection and reporting of new cases of SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV as it was known at the time, based on “WHO guidelines for the global surveillance of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)”(2) and the “Consensus document on the…

On Towards the ’20s + Five Friday Reads 1/2/20

A decade turns so the decade in review posts go up everywhere. It is easy content. Trump occupies so much space in the average journalist’s brain that despite being President just three years of the decade, he defines it for them. This may be a bigger indictment of Obama who instead of being a trans-formative…