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The COVID-19 Disaster That Did Not Happen in Texas: Cases Are Rising Mainly in States With Stricter Disease Control Policies Apr. 21, 2021

Jacob Sullum

When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifted his statewide face mask mandate and his limits on business occupa... Read More

Too Much Risk Aversion Is Too Risky Apr. 02, 2021

Michael Barone

"This is not politics," President Joe Biden said last week. "Reinstate the mandate if you let it dow... Read More

On the Pursuit of Tyrannical Policies and Zero-Risk Societies Mar. 11, 2021

Veronique de Rugy

A lot has been said about the harm to people resulting from government lockdowns imposed in the name... Read More

Private Property's Harvest Nov. 25, 2020

John Stossel

I'm thankful. Yes, we've got the pandemic, lockdowns, a worsening deficit, etc. But we still live in... Read More

How Much Difference Do COVID-19 Lockdowns Make? The Comparison Between Sweden and the US Casts Doubt on the Importance of Broad Legal Restrictions Sep. 16, 2020

Jacob Sullum

The New York Times describes Sweden's approach to COVID-19, which has been notably less restrictive ... Read More

Were the Lockdowns a Mistake? Sep. 04, 2020

Michael Barone

To that nagging question, the answer increasingly seems to be yes. Certainly, they were a novelty. ... Read More

A Pandemic Does Not Suspend the Rule of Law: Courts Are Beginning to Recognize That Public Health Powers, While Broad, Are Not a Blank Check May. 20, 2020

Jacob Sullum

The recent court decisions overturning COVID-19 lockdowns in Wisconsin and Oregon focused on abstrus... Read More

And the People Stayed Home Apr. 06, 2020

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Readers: We are living in unprecedented times. With many states imposing mandatory lockdowns an... Read More