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Media bias: let me count the ways

Today marked the convergence of several items that should explain, quite neatly, why conservatives have no faith in the media. Before we go on, let’s agree on the founding principle of the media: freedom of the press is a critical element to a healthy, functioning democracy, because without informed citizens, government and private industry can do what they want, without check. And here’s one additional perspective, relating to media bias: The UK handles their media with openness about their biases. For example, everyone knows which newspaper is conservative and which is liberal. The idea behind this is that they…

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Let’s just give each other one big kiss

COVID-19 may be new, but viruses and infectious diseases certainly are not. We’re obviously going to learn more and more about coronavirus as the days and months drag on, but one thing is probably certain: we’re not going to cure it, and it’s not going to go away. That means our immune system will be called upon, once again, to bail us out. To bail us out, our immune system needs some exposure to the menace to start building the antibodies we need to fight it. The more this thing spreads, the more we’ll be able to build up…

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