Commentary

Fact check: How did CDC use India data on breakthrough cases?

Did a study in India lead the CDC to reverse its guidance telling the vaccinated to again use masks?

Comment: Watch climate change’s toll on air, water currents

Even as the earth warms we still don’t have a good understanding of its effects on the all-important currents.

Commentary: Cuomo wasn’t the problem; just the result

We’re adept at hacking down the high weeds, but we’ve yet to pull their stubborn roots from the soil.

Comment: Suicide, leading killer of police, unacknowledged

Dealing daily with tragedies they can’t change, officers aren’t getting the support and solutions they need.

Comment: Odds are sports betting’s expansion will mean trouble

As wagering’s access grows, and sports, media and bettings firms consolidate, expect an increase in corruption and addiction.

Comment: How to — and how not to — cover sexual misconduct

A New York daily newspaper got coverage of the charges against Gov. Cuomo right; CNN, not so much.

Comment: The good news in a sobering climate report

As outlined by the IPCC’s climate change report, we face a dire future, but it’s still in our hands.

Comment: Why climate economics may be downplaying the threat

The sciences of climate and economics typically avoid drama. but dramatic findings are proving true.

Comment: College rankings have led higher ed away from mission

The annual rankings led to a spending spree that increased tuition, encouraged debt and left some unserved.

Comment: New surge hits hospitals with worst kind of deja vu

With safe and effective vaccines available, this summer didn’t have to look anything like last winter.

Comment: This school year can’t be a repeat of last year

To avoid school closures, we have to ask an tough question: How many deaths are we comfortable with?

Comment: U.S. companies should mandate vaccines for workers

To protect their employees, their business and the economy, they should make it a requirement of employment.

Comment: Heat pumps bring a climate-change solution home

The technology provides clean and efficient electric heat in winter and cooling in summer.

Comment: Lynnwood doesn’t need a new jail; it needs justice

A 149-bed jail, to serve arrests from nearby cities, doesn’t address the needs of city residents.

This July 17, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows the Earth as the Apollo 11 mission travels towards the moon. It’s estimated that about 600 million people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969. (NASA via AP)

Viewpoints: A warning on climate from 14,000 research papers

Monday’s UN climate report won’t be pretty, but it should help us better confront climate change.

This July 17, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows the Earth as the Apollo 11 mission travels towards the moon. It’s estimated that about 600 million people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969. (NASA via AP)

Comment: D.C. teens used lockdown to develop sight-assist app

While you were making sourdough, these teens used trial and error to help the blind ‘see’ their world.

Kate Courtney of The United States competes during the women's cross-country mountain bike competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Comment: What loss, dissapointment mean to an Olympic athlete

Most don’t come home with medals; they go home to new seasons of struggle and seasons of triumph.

Kate Courtney of The United States competes during the women's cross-country mountain bike competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Comment: As covid variants march on, it’s time to protect kids

They sacrificed more than a year of school. We now must vaccinate to protect them and open schools.

Comment: Parents still have co-teaching role as schools open

Teachers are keeping things that worked during remote lessons, so keep your tech skills sharp.

Comment: Fed up, businesses, employers are mandating vaccines

Frustrated by a lack of government mandates, businesses and employers are setting their own rules.

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