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  • Yes, Bonnie, the Covid vaccine is safe.

    An open letter to my niece. Dear Bonnie, This is the summary of my thoughts on the Covid-19 vaccines that you recently requested. You told me I had helped you change your mind about getting the vaccine when we discussed it on the phone, and you said you wanted to share my thoughts with others …Read More »
  • The Great Disappointment

    I’ve written much about the cultishness of president Trump’s followers, and I’m not alone in seeing them that way, but the election of 2020 will bring a new wrinkle to this story – new, at least, for Trumpists. For certain other cultists, however, it’s an old story. On October 22, 1844, thousands of American Christians, …Read More »
  • Donald Trump, Covid-19, and the Narcissist’s Lust for Sacrifice

    The conventional wisdom is that Trump cares only about pumping up the stock market as his path to re-election. That may be true, but I suspect something else is going on here. Trump craves the fawning admiration of his followers, but he would love it even more if they were risking their lives to show …Read More »