COVERING THE COVERAGE

Making Peeping Toms of Us All

Painful and terrible things happen every day in our communities and nation. And when we check out the news, we’ve all become accustomed to exploring their circumstances in often lurid detail.   Compared to the appropriate sorrow we might feel when another instance of...

EDITORIALS

Assuming the Worst

When concern began to surface among some Americans at some of the unintended consequences arising from lockdown policies earlier this spring, the response in some quarters was almost immediate: too bad some in this country don’t care about protecting human lives!  ...

Remembering the Bible

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. There you have it, right there in the first verse. All you need to know, really. The rest—the remaining 1590 pages in the Bible I happen to be looking at—is gloss. Alright, I exaggerate. Actually, you need a bit...

How Presumptuous Certainty Stokes Radicalization

One way to look at how ideas spread through society is to compare ideas competing with each other for believers to genes competing with each other for reproductive opportunities. This isn't a new idea. It was most famously expressed by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book...