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February 2020

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Is This Coronavirus ‘the Big One’?

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Alice Wolowitz, a student nurse, began her shift at a hospital one morning in Philadelphia. She fell sick during the shift, rapidly declined and was dead that night.That was 1918, and people were collapsing and dying everywhere from a Spanish flu pandemic. Phi... More »

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Trump Makes Us Ill

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Donald Trump was right.Germs are scary.For three decades, I talked to Trump about his fear of germs. When I interviewed him at the Trump Tower restaurant during the 2016 race, the famous germophobe had a big hospital-strength bottle of hand sanitizer on the ta... More »

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Extract, Load, Transform?

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Tweet Share Post Even as technology changes, many things stay the same. Not least, in the world of enterprise-scale data processing, where massive volumes of data often need to be reformatted, restructured, and moved from one place to another (for a broader in... More »

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The Invisible Man

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*heavy breathing in the background*S2S: What is that sound?! Oh, wait it's just Trip Fontaine panicking over The Invisible Man. Relax Trip! Catch your breath! I know we both viewed this film this week, but it's over now. No one is following you. You're much be... More »

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Greed

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A savage and hilarious satireWe live in an era where wealth is distributed upwards and the gap between the haves and have-nots has become wider than ever. According to inequality.org, the richest 1% of the world's population controls 45% of global wealth, whil... More »

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No, Not Sanders, Not Ever

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A few months ago, I wrote a column saying I would vote for Elizabeth Warren over Donald Trump. I may not agree with some of her policies, but culture is more important than politics. She does not spread moral rot the way Trump does.Now I have to decide if I’d ... More »

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Coronavirus puts health officials on messaging tightrope

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At Irvine Valley College, which has many international students, acting President Cindy Vyskocil has been walking a careful line regarding the new coronavirus. Responding to social media rumors about the college, she was in frequent contact with health officia... More »

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Bloomberg, the Mayor Who Menaced Blackness

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I know that Michael Bloomberg isn’t on the primary ballot in South Carolina, but he was on the debate stage there. And he was using it to talk beyond the state to the swarm of states that will vote on Super Tuesday, states in which he has spent an absolutely o... More »

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The best ski resorts in the world whatever your style

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Winter may be under way, but there’s still plenty of time to play. Most European and North American ski resorts are open for shredding til spring, or you can venture further afield once winter hits the Southern Hemisphere again. We’ve put together a list of th... More »

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The Case for Mike Bloomberg

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This article is part of The Best Case for Each Candidate, where Opinion columnists make their argument for each of the top six candidates.The best case for Mike Bloomberg is that he’s a brilliant debater who has a witty riposte for every line of attack.OK. ... More »

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The Case for Pete Buttigieg

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This article is part of The Best Case for Each Candidate, where Opinion columnists make their argument for each of the top six candidates.In different circles at different points over the past year, it has been fashionable to hate Pete Buttigieg: He’s too c... More »

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