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Film

Why are government unions never the bad guys?

One of the worst villains in American life gets ignored by Hollywood

By Lewis M. Andrews

COVID

How government overreach bred Covid skepticism

They went too far with masks and lockdowns, encouraging defiance

By Lewis M. Andrews

COVID

Why a post-Covid world might not be so bad

It will be different but at least freedom will reign once again

By Lewis M. Andrews

COVID

How working from home threatens authoritarian regimes

Can the Chinese monitor their own citizens when they aren’t out and about all day?

By Lewis M. Andrews

Politics

The rise of the second-string left

Progressives aren’t sending their best — and it’s making a fiscal crisis all the more likely

By Lewis M. Andrews

COVID

Escaping from South Africa during the Omicron panic

There were plenty of frightened travelers — though it wasn’t the virus they were worried about

By Lewis M. Andrews

Science & Tech

The Wuhan cover-up is more typical than you think

Much of what’s considered ‘science’ in research periodicals is nothing of the sort

By Lewis M. Andrews

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