As Gov. Roy Cooper's mask order is apparently working so well he decided to do "something else" about the virus by socking the state into a curfew until sometime in 2021, here is this week's NC Threat-Free Index.
NC Policy Watch published a piece yesterday by Rob Schofield entitled “When it comes to the pandemic, the NC political right should #StoptheStupid.” It was accompanied by a graphic featuring a quote balloon of “I’m with STUPID!” flanked by coronaviruses. Part of Schofield’s piece ostensibly addressed an October 15 article…
In a recent research brief, I decried media and public officials creating a climate of fear and suspicion over the pandemic. I intimated that it was taking on quasi-religious trappings, but I hadn't asked for a fresh example. We got one all the same.
Especially because politics tends toward division, it's best to keep it a small part of life so that we can enjoy richer interactions with more people in our communities. Limited government that respects individual rights and freedoms necessarily keeps politics at a lower boil so that every election doesn't seem matters of life and death pitting good vs. evil.