Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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More Heat Waves But Falling Heat Mortality In U.S.
Working outside when temperatures soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit can be dangerous for your health, notes The Washington Post in an article today.
Rhode Island Senators Consider Two Paths To Decriminalizing Prostitution
One bill would repeal a range of laws against sex work, while the other would change them from criminal to civil offenses.
Don’t Kick Russian Students Out of the U.S.
Politicians calling for their expulsion have it wrong. We shouldn't deprive Russian students of the opportunity to engage with American ideals and culture.
Nicholas Christakis: How To End the Covid Pandemic
Misinformation and bad policy can only be defeated by robust, open debate in the public square.
Americans Want Racial Diversity More Than Ever Before
From protests inspired by the police murder of George Floyd, to the 1619 project at The New York Times, to battles over curricula inspired by controversial "anti-racism" ideology, the United States seems to be at a moment of reckoning over race relations.
Steven Pinker: Rationality Has Made Us Richer, Kinder, and More Free
The Harvard linguist says Enlightenment reasoning and critical thinking are behind massive increases in material and moral progress.
40 Ways Things Are Getting Better
"What has gotten materially better in America in, say, the last twenty years?" David Walsh, a University of Virginia postdoctoral fellow, casually asked on Twitter yesterday.
The Last Pandemic
Technological breakthroughs and policy progress mean humanity may never again have to endure a disaster like COVID-19.
First Doses First
"When you push out the first doses faster, you get to herd immunity faster."
We Could Be Vaccinating Twice as Fast. The Government Won’t Allow It.
"Let's do the thing, which saves the most lives," says economist Alex Tabarrok: Instead of holding back second doses, use them all right away.