Monthly Archive: April 2020


Thursday Throughput: Great Debate Edition

The Great Debate illustrates the scientific method so beautifully. Shapley was wrong. But he won the debate because the evidence was on his side.


Dear Mable

When a feller needs a friend.



Too soon? Insensitive? Maybe. But imagining what COVID Clue might be like has got to better than watching another one of Trump’s insane press conferences from between my fingers.

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A Letter From COVID-19 Exile

We know full well that we’re asking our fellow citizens to take on a huge burden, but the answer isn’t to shrug it off and let millions of us die.


Unbreakable Bonds

The last time the U.S. faced a global threat, Batman and Superman did their part—by becoming national pitchmen.