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Here’s a new and very useful site – EdWatchDaily – started by Brad Thompson, with George Leef also on board. Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen presents evidence that illiberal critical race theory is indeed being taught in at least some government K-12 “schools.” A slice: Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools, which were ground zero in the debate over the role of parents in their kids’ education, paid $314,000 for critical race theory coaching for its teachers from the Equity...

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Some Covid Links

el gato malo understands the media bias that distorts reporting on Covid. Also from el gato malo is this report on so-called “Long Covid.” A slice: surprising basically no one who has actually been paying attention, this french study seems to demonstrate that “long covid” is not, in fact, predominantly caused by covid. Karol Markowicz describes Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo as “the anti-Fauci,” which is high praise indeed. A slice: The media dub Joseph Ladapo, Florida’s surgeon...

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Some Non-Covid Links

Scott Lincicome and Ilana Blumsack point out an especially devious bit of cronyism lurking in the so-called “Build Back Better” legislation. The Wall Street Journal‘s Editorial Board digs into the October jobs numbers. A slice: Vaccine mandates won’t help. And neither will other government disincentives to work, including the $300 monthly child allowances, sweetened food stamps and ObamaCare subsidies. The latter are especially generous for seniors and may have encouraged more to retire...

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Some Covid Links

Here’s Ilya Somin on yesterday’s temporary stay, issued by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, against enforcement of Biden’s abominable vaccine mandate. A slice: I said previously that, while I think the vaccination mandate has significant legal vulnerabilities and might set a dangerous precedent if upheld, I also don’t really know how courts will react to the legal arguments against it. We still don’t know the answer to that question with anything like certainty. But the Fifth...

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Some Covid Links

Here’s Ilya Somin on yesterday’s temporary stay, issued by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, against enforcement of Biden’s abominable vaccine mandate. A slice: I said previously that, while I think the vaccination mandate has significant legal vulnerabilities and might set a dangerous precedent if upheld, I also don’t really know how courts will react to the legal arguments against it. We still don’t know the answer to that question with anything like certainty. But the Fifth...

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Some Non-Covid Links

GMU Econ grad student Dominic Pino, writing at National Review, accurately describes Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) new supply-chain web bill as “unserious.” A slice: Two things stand out. First, measuring goods by percentage of value doesn’t make very much sense. The value of a manufactured good is as a completed product, and it’s not just the sum of its parts. For example, if a pair of shoes costs $60, you wouldn’t pay $30 for only one of them. The shoes are only valuable to you as a pair;...

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Some Non-Covid Links

GMU Econ grad student Dominic Pino, writing at National Review, accurately describes Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) new supply-chain web bill as “unserious.” A slice: Two things stand out. First, measuring goods by percentage of value doesn’t make very much sense. The value of a manufactured good is as a completed product, and it’s not just the sum of its parts. For example, if a pair of shoes costs $60, you wouldn’t pay $30 for only one of them. The shoes are only valuable to you as a pair;...

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Some Non-Covid Links

Matt Welch calls out the deplorable media bias for “Progressive” superstitions. A slice: There is something revealingly incongruous about a news organization [CNN] that in one breath conducts hair-splitting fact-checks deferring to the government’s of view (“In fact, there’s no mention of ‘parents’…at all in the memo, none,” [Anderson] Cooper said triumphantly Wednesday, about the controversial October 4 Justice Department directive to have federal agents be on the lookout for...

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Some Non-Covid Links

Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby eloquently argues that “a free press doesn’t take government handouts.” A slice: Subsidies nearly always amount to confiscating money from the many in order to redistribute it to the few. Those who advocate funneling funds to local newspapers via tax breaks for publishers, advertisers, and subscribers are really saying that if people won’t support local journalism voluntarily, the government should make them do so involuntarily by manipulating the tax...

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Some Covid Links

Barry Brownstein explains that unity is not obtained by coercion. A slice: The vaccine mandate is causing shortages of health professionals. To cope, the governor of New York has ordered new graduates from medical and nursing schools be permitted to practice without the required post-graduate training, such as medical internships. Does [Dr. David] Galinsky wonder how unseasoned, inexperienced nurses will learn with fewer senior nurses to help guide them through the perils of those early...

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