Category: Pandemics

With Pandemic Over, Focus Must Shift From Physical to Fiscal Health

This week’s Courier Herald column: On April 10th, 2023, President Joe Biden signed a bill officially ending the three-year national emergency for Covid-19.  The White House intends to continue the “public health emergency” until May 11th.  Perhaps then, we can consider the pandemic officially over. For too many in Washington, the perpetuation of this once

2021: The Year Of Moving Forward

This week’s Courier Herald column: The calendar tells us we’re upon a new year.  The routine says we’re still stuck in the present.  It’s up to each of us, individually, to reconcile the two. The Great Time Out started in March with “two weeks to flatten the curve”.  The calendar tells us that two weeks

Happy Holidays – Even This Year

This week’s Courier Herald column: We’re now well into the holiday season and, thankfully and mercifully, the home stretch of 2020.  It’s been a year of a pandemic, social unrest, and an election that refuses to end.  Many of us will not be sad to see this year conclude. I have no issue with the

Adults Need To Deal With “High Stakes” Testing

This week’s Courier Herald column: Those in charge of educating our children have been playing the long game with the public’s willingness to drop rules and protocols in an ongoing effort to remove objective results and accountability from the system.  The latest casualty is “high stakes testing”, as the State School Board has capitulated to