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Michael Barone

Opinion: Health and Education Elites Forced To Confess Error

Confessions of error are rare enough in woke America that they should be strictly construed against the speaker. Two such confessions (the legal term is “admissions against interest”) suddenly appeared last week. The first confession came in an Oct. 20 letter from Principal Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health Lawrence Tabak. He admitted

Opioid epidemic

In pandemic, drug overdose deaths soar among Black Americans

She screamed and cried, banged on the dashboard, begging her husband to drive faster, faster, faster toward her brother lying face-down on his bedroom floor. Craig Elazer had struggled all his life with anxiety so bad his whole body would shake. But because he was black, he was seen as unruly, she said, not as

Opinion

Opinion – Beyond Hitchcock: The COVID Origin Story

How and where did the COVID coronavirus originate? Not even Alfred Hitchcock could devise such an international medical mystery, replete with political implications, foreign intrigue, and diplomatic wrangling. But this is real life, not a whodunnit. Today, a year and a half since the pandemic began, nothing is certain and we don’t know who to

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