The flu has killed 39 children so far this season

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The flu has so far killed 39 children this season, but data suggests the virus’ peak may have already passed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, virus activity dropped precipitously for two weeks in a row in the weeks ending January 4 and January 11. However, “we’re […]

Retire the student-athlete myth

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Did NFL star Odell Beckham, Jr. hand out cold hard cash to LSU football players on Monday night, after they won the national championship? Asked in an interview about the subject, quarterback Joe Burrow didn’t mince words — because, he said, he didn’t have to. “I’m not a student-athlete anymore,…

Listen to facts, not frenzy on bail reform

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As I listen to the frenzied demands to weaken bail reform in its very first weeks, I’m afraid that instead of looking at the facts, we will quickly change this much-needed law based on the same drumbeat of fear and anecdote that brought us the catastrophe of mass incarceration. New […]