Oregon farmboy turned NY Times columnist, author with my wife, @WuDunn, of Half the Sky https://t.co/bcxQaJ7Po4 https://t.co/Bw42D7ya1b
Sure, it's hard to keep schools open. But private schools, including strapped Catholic schools, have done so, and there's little sign that teachers have elevated infection rates compared to other occupations, or that schools are contributing significantly to the pandemic.
So if we hold Republicans' feet to the fire for bungling Covid-19 management and masking last year, let's also hold Democrats' feet to the fire for not doing more to reopen schools. Lots of data in the column: Please read.
My column draws on the work of @AdamMGrant to look at how biases shape our political views -- and impair our ability to persuade others. It's a call in the post-Trump era for intellectual humility.
When all 57 Buffalo police officers on the emergency response team resign because two were suspended for knocking down a 75-year-old man and sending him to the hospital, this seems like an opportunity to find 57 new police officers who don't approve of assaulting senior citizens.
Reminds me of a press conference I attended -- in North Korea.
Did women leaders handle Covid-19 better than male leaders? I crunched data & found that the death rate in female-led nations was 1/5 that of male-led nations. If the US had the death rate of female-led countries, the US would have saved 102,000 lives.
While a single mom in the US gets $1,200 in Covid relief, the GOP plan provides that a millionaire real estate developer gets an average of $1.6 million -- and Trump and Kushner will probably be beneficiaries. My column on more socialism for the rich.
And if we stopped issuing death certificates, Americans would live forever.