Since it's May Day—and since I've accumulated all sorts of interesting old conspiracy rants while writing my book about political paranoia — I thought I'd post an artifact from America's first red scare. Not the McCarthy era, not the Palmer raids, not even the strikes of the 1880s that made May Day a labor festival in the first place, but the alarmed reaction to the Paris Commune of 1871. Here's a paragraph published by the New York Herald on January 18, 1874, as part of an article headlined "The Communists of New York—Their Secret Meetings and Movements":
The findings suggest that people infected in Connecticut were 10 times as likely to die as people infected in Utah or Oregon.
"If we’re actually going to be an anti-racist school district, we have to confront practices like this that have gone on for years and years."
Massive Rent Declines in America's Most Expensive Cities Prove, Once Again, That Supply and Demand Is Real
San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and other large metro areas have posted double-digit drops in rent.
Delivering rapid at-home testing kits to 330 million Americans is "something we can actually do at warp speed."
Jo Jorgensen: 'Requiring People To Vaccinate Their Children Is One of the Most Egregious Things That the Government Can Do'
The Libertarian ticket is campaigning against lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and the World Health Organization, in addition to the usual taxation, prohibition, and war.