Newsletter: Break out the Party Horns!

Break out the party horns, because today is our sixth birthday! To commemorate the occasion, we are pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new website, designed by John Ekdahl and Charles Cooke at Astroluxe Innovations and with Jim Gianiny at Veritas Solutions. Take a look around, and please let us know what you think! Since founding The Lafayette … Continued

Reason Magazine: Victim-Blaming During a Pandemic Doesn’t Make People Safer

As National Review’s Ellen Carmichael* pointed out, “In no other health circumstance would such brutality toward the afflicted be tolerated. We do not deem individuals who become sick by engaging in known ‘risky behaviors’—unsafe sex, abuse of alcohol, drug use, poor diet, smoking, dangerous driving—as deserving of pain and misery

National Review: COVID-19 Ghouls and Scolds Blame Victims

On Tuesday evening, Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s (R., La.) family announced that he passed away at the age of 41 due to complications from COVID-19. He left behind a young family, including two small children, as well as a vast network of friends in Louisiana and Washington, D.C., all devastated by his passing.

National Review: Vaccine Scare Tactics Are a Threat to Public Health

The media and Democrats have focused much of their criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on his failures to clearly communicate legitimate health guidance to the public. Recent revelations from taped interviews with Bob Woodward have added fuel to this fire, with the president’s detractors accusing him of downplaying the dangers of COVID-19 … Continued

National Review: A Pandemic of Error

In mid March, as the global economy closed for business and the frightful and deadly phase of America’s coronavirus pandemic began in earnest, I started a daily email update to a list of friends and colleagues. I had a background in public relations, and in health-care policymaking in particular, and I had hoped to cut through … Continued

National Review: The Truth about Huey Long

Dr. Carl A. Weiss Jr. died on August 1, 2019. It’s not typically considered newsworthy by the New York Times when a retired orthopedic surgeon passes away at the age of 84, but Weiss was more than a physician. He was the son of the man who shot Huey P. Long. Or so we were taught.