Opinion | Seriously, Just Wear Your Mask

And yet, like so many seemingly nonpolitical topics, donning a mask has become partisanized to the point that people are brawling in supermarkets over their right to infect others. “It’s a free country; I can do what I want” sounds charming when it comes from a child. It can be …

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A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors

Other universities have been more open to letting professors decide for themselves what to do. “Due to these extraordinary circumstances, the university is temporarily suspending the normal requirement that teaching be done in person,” the University of Chicago said in a message to instructors on June 26. Yale said on …

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Opinion | Coronavirus Testing the Cheap, Simple Way

Simple at-home tests for the coronavirus, some that involve spitting into a small tube of solution, could be the key to expanding testing and impeding the spread of the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration should encourage their development and then fast track approval. One variety, paper-strip tests, are inexpensive …

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Opinion | Let’s Finish the American Revolution

As baffling as it is to find statues of traitors, slaveholders and killers of Union soldiers ensconced in many a prominent square, consider the historical discordance of Custer County, S.D. The hard beauty of the Black Hills, sacred land to Native Americans, overshadows the county, the main town and the …

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Opinion | The Mystery of High Stock Prices

From the Department of Curiosities: On Tuesday, as the number of new coronavirus cases continued to spike to record levels, the stock market closed out its strongest quarter in more than two decades. That was just one stop for the equity markets on a spring roller coaster ride, three months …

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