Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Facial Masking for Covid-19 — Potential for “Variolation” as We Await a Vaccine
Alex Howard“If the viral inoculum matters in determining the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection, an additional hypothesized reason for wearing … masks would be to reduce the viral inoculum to which the wearer is exposed & the subsequent clinical impact of the disease”
The US elections are just two months away, and with Covid-19 affecting communities across the country, I'm concerned about the challenges people could face when voting. I'm also worried that with our...
Chairwoman Maloney's Opening Statement [PDF] Subcommittee Chairman Connolly's Opening Statement [PDF] Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hybrid hearing with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy...
When a sitting President threatens to delay a sacrosanct American ritual, you’d better listen.
Alex Howard“Denying access to the polls, questioning the legitimacy of the results, throwing up legal challenges, forcing voters to stand in long lines: these have all happened, in our lifetimes,in the US—we don’t have to look to foreign tyrannies for examples”[email protected]
The heads of Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon are going to get grilled. But that won’t lead — directly — to regulation.
Alex Howard"right now different factions of Congress speak completely different languages when it comes to Internet regulation" – @pkafka, writing *ahead* of today vox.com/recode/2020/7/…
Today revealed how much evidence @HouseJudiciary has gathered & Members' limitations in leveraging it
Introduction Dawn Nakagawa, Co-Director, Future of Democracy Project, Executive Vice President, Berggruen Institute Moderator Karen Kornbluh, Senior Fellow & Director, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative Speakers Helle Thorning-Schmidt,...
People often don’t know whether the content they see is news or opinion, according to our recent pair of Media Insight Project surveys. In one survey, we asked people how easy or difficult it was to see the distinctions between news and opinion in...
The party’s 2020 platform includes more than three dozen unflattering references to those in power at the White House, after the Republican National Committee chose not to change its language from four years ago.
It cannot remain neutral when those values are under threat from racialized authoritarianism.
Alex Howard“The American public, by and large, does not understand this asymmetry & its implications. They do not understand that right-wing authoritarianism is perilously close to toppling US democracy because they are not able to pick that signal out of the noise” vox.com/policy-and-pol…pic.twitter.com/12V1tnEwDO
A message to the Army community about civil unrest
Alex Howard“Every Soldier & @USArmy Civilian swears an oath to support & defend the Constitution. That includes the right of the people peaceably to assemble & to petition the government for a redress of grievances. We will continue to support & defend those rights”
I. Oh boy, there’s an executive order! About social media! And also the entire internet! And the president signed it, reports Chris Megerian at the Los Angeles Times:The order directs Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to request new regulations from...
Alex HowardEven if this EO ends up doing nothing, it's still "a deeply disturbing encroachment of the federal government on actual free speech — part of a new surge in American authoritarianism that threatens our Internet, our elections, & so much more"–@CaseyNewton
The separation of powers is in danger of being reduced to a nauseating merry-go-round, in which neither Congress nor the Supreme Court can check the President, because each says that the other should do it.