Have you noticed? The masks are starting to come off. Allan Stevo celebrates Trader Joe’s dropping their mandate as the first significant crack in the armor of the mask enforcers.
We’ve all learned a lot about what’s worked and what hasn’t in addressing pandemic concerns over this past 15 months. John Tamny points out the most obvious lesson of all: restricting freedom didn’t defeat Covid.
Last week, Merriam-Webster changed its definition of “anti-vaxxer” to include anyone who opposes mandated vaccines. Now is a great time to revisit Paul Rosenberg’s essay “Call Me Pisher” which explains the liberating power of losing our fear of labels and the disapproval of others.
Politicians have been pretty keen lately on reminding us that no amendment to the Constitution “is absolute.” Robert E. Wright unpacks that sentiment a bit further and makes the case for free expression and how it prevents politicians from consolidating too much power over us.