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Twelve Times the Lockdowners Were Wrong

Twelve Times the Lockdowners Were Wrong

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Opinion | Case for Mask Mandate Rests on Bad Data

Opinion | Case for Mask Mandate Rests on Bad Data

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByThe top scientific journal Nature Medicine published a on Oct. 23 with an astounding claim: By simply wearing masks at higher rates, Americans could prevent as many as 130,000 Covid-19 fatalities by the end of February 2021. Produced by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation, or IHME, the study garnered immediate acclaim.trumpeted the study’s findings in the days following its publication—“The Price for Not Wearing Masks: Perhaps 130,000 Lives” was the New York Times ’s headline—and a few hundred more articles have been...

November 12, 2020
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Down the 1619 Project’s Memory Hole - Quillette

Down the 1619 Project’s Memory Hole - Quillette

The history of the American Revolution isn’t the only thing the New York Times is revising through its 1619 Project. The “paper of record” has also taken to quietly altering the published text of the project itself after one of its claims came under intense criticism.When the 1619 Project went to print in August 2019 as a special edition of the New York Times Magazine, the newspaper put up an on its website. The original opening text stated:The 1619 project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe...

September 19, 2020
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No, Segregationists Weren't the Driving Force Behind School Choice

No, Segregationists Weren't the Driving Force Behind School Choice

, by Steve Suitts, New South Books, 136 pages, $25.95Public support for school vouchers is on the rise, with 58 percent of respondents in a 2019 Education Next survey favoring the policy. Within the Democratic Party, opinions tend to split along racial lines: Most African-American and Hispanic Democrats support vouchers and charter schools, while most white Democrats oppose them. Indeed, the beneficiaries of currently existing voucher programs draw disproportionately from historically disadvantaged communities. Programs such as the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship draw some 70 percent of...

May 24, 2020
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