I will admit (rather proudly) that I am among the most cautious when it comes to exposing myself to COVID-19. That is mainly due to a fortunate convergence of circumstances and prudence. I fully realize not everyone is as lucky as I am in most if not all of those categories but that still doesn’t excuse irresponsible behavior.
There is a lot going on as I sit down to pen this. A shooting war in Europe, democracy under attack (OK, with the preceding that may be a bit redundant), domestic inflation (albeit transitional), gas prices (again, perhaps redundant), Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearings, voter suppression efforts, voter nullification effort, the war on women, the war on public education, inequity and of course climate change just to name a few. Today I want to talk a bit about COVID and a trend I may have spotted in the bud.
I often ponder which state has the craziest Republicans. To truly determine that I’d have to analyze words and actions right down to the state legislative level and I simply lack sufficient resources to do a credible job of that. Today I want to submit four nominees after reading Catherine Rampell’s op-ed entitled, Red states are now paying people not to get vaccinated, in the Washington Post.
I plan on taking a few days off from my version of live blogging so this is a perfect opportunity to get some last points in.
Today I felt it was time to do another of my catch up type articles. As the title reflects, I know a lot will never make it to the page. Continue reading This Stuff Happened (And More That Didn’t Make It To The Page)