Voting is important, writes Ed Krayewski, who'll be voting in his 39th consecutive election tomorrow. There are a lot of shitty reasons to vote, and there's reason to think low-information voters can be dangerous. Being a low-information voter is one of several great reasons not to vote. And trying to intimidate people into voting, as some groups around the country are doing, is ridiculous. True, individual votes matter very little. They almost certainly never tip an election. Nevertheless, writes Krayewski, voting is important, because in a democratic system the absence of a vote enforces the illusion of the consent of the governed.
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A new study in Lancet Infectious Diseases makes a somewhat lower estimate
Rules designed to keep alcohol safe for children are slowing down production of a product that’s in short supply.
Early and wide testing helps curtail the epidemic while casting light on the prevalence and lethality of the virus.
Students who would have graduated this spring can start practicing medicine immediately.