The Real Cost Of A COVID Test? It Depends.

In a city whose government has aggressively and continually underfunded public transit, human services, and infrastructure, it can sometimes prove

Read more

“It Is What It Is”: With Omicron Rampant, Will Trump Country Notice?

The novel coronavirus hit cities hard at the beginning of the pandemic. But in 2021, it is disproportionately killing rural Americans– closely along party lines. Will the rapid spread of the novel omicron variant make this trend even worse?

Read more

Lethal Projectiles: Car Culture, Gun Violence, and Police Shootings

Matthew Lewis points out that departments of transportation and police departments are two of the least democratic institutions in American society right now– and are two of the biggest threats to public health.

Read more

Is COVID C-OV-er? In the US, maybe. There’s a Big “But.”

The COVID vaccine rollout in the US is, at long last, coming together. COVID vaccine rates in other countries are struggling as a product of inadequate supply and inadequate infrastructure. Addressing this is vital as a matter of global economic stability, if not basic humanitarianism.

Read more

Detroit Gets It Right On Vaccine Rollout

Vaccine rollout in Detroit has gone a lot better than management of the pandemic when it first started, and for this, the city should be given credit.

Read more

Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

Angie Schmitt’s Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America (2020) is a must-read

Read more

Outdoor Dining? This Is A Building With Four Walls And A Roof!

Restauranteurs are finding it hard to figure out how to adapt to the winter months.

Read more

Handbuilt: Gratitude and Resilience In The Strangest Year On Record

LAST NIGHT, MY PARTNER AND I SAT AT THE DINING TABLE THAT CAME INCLUDED WITH OUR 1895 HOUSE in Southwest

Read more

Oh, It’s A Coup All Right– They’re Just Really Bad At It.

US President Donald Trump, in refusing to concede the election, is essentially amounting to a coup. Given the limited amount of competency of the administration, it alone is perhaps not terribly concerning– unless, you know, we combine this with the chaos created by COVID, and the threat of state violence.

Read more