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Archive for March 9th, 2021

March 9th, 2021 - 11:49 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Misc., News Media, Politics

How America’s civil society corroded, and how to repair it

This essay is based on an article in The Atlantic published on March 8, 2021. Read it here. Alexis de Tocqueville, the great French chronicler of American democracy as it existed in the early 19th century, shortly after the French Revolution that went off the rails, concluded that America’s su[...]

March 9th, 2021 - 10:00 pm § in Economics, Science

Kenya’s energy bonanza

Tectonic movement is tearing Africa apart, and along the fracture line (photo below), the earth’s molten rock comes close enough to the surface to create steam that can be captured by economically feasible wells.┬áThe steam can then be used to drive turbines that generate electricity. On the h[...]

March 9th, 2021 - 9:22 pm § in Law and Courts

What they’re asking potential jurors in the George Floyd murder trial

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin (photo, right), charged by prosecutors with murdering George Floyd, will soon go on trial. Selecting an impartial jury will be challenging, not only because of the enormous publicity the case has received, but also because many people have strong feelings about it. The jury ques[...]

March 9th, 2021 - 8:51 pm § in America, Health, Politics

Covid-19: Old people’s disease?

“Based on analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), risks of hospitalizations and deaths [from Covid-19] increase with age. Adults ages 75 or older have 8-13 times higher risk of hospitalizations and 220-630 times higher risk of death compared to adults 18-29 years ol[...]