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The appeals court is skeptical of the claim that the Texas governor's order illegally discriminates against people with disabilities.
The mayor also said that children aged 5–11 will have to be vaccinated in order to go to restaurants or engage in "high-risk" extracurricular activities.
As public schools push them out the door, many families are embracing change in how they educate children.
While the press and politicians try to make the virus a political morality play, Reason keeps its head even while screaming at anti-scientific restrictionism.
"Some districts are investing big money in initiatives that don't appear at first glance strictly COVID-related."
Economists predicted that we'd see 575,000 new jobs in November. A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report says only 210,000 were created.
Instead of impoverishing the world, we have to learn to live with COVID-19.
But contrary to media reports, there's no specific evidence that masks are the culprit.
The same agency that stymied COVID-19 testing is now dawdling over approving new antiviral pills.
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The World Health Organization warns that such restrictions can cause more harm than they prevent.
Vaccine makers are already targeting the omicron variant.
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Just how infectious and dangerous the new variant could be is not known at this time.
The unique civic and economic role of voluntarism and charity has been a core part of American culture for centuries.
Instead of pining for authoritarian control, maybe U.S. health officials could tell the FDA to stop standing in the way of progress.
The Biden Administration Is Asking an Appeals Court to Lift the Order Blocking OSHA's Vaccine Mandate
The government argues that the 5th Circuit erred in concluding that the rule "grossly exceeds OSHA's statutory authority."
The annual photo op takes on cruel undertones as drug offenders continue to suffer under harsh federal prison sentences.
A new report says many democracies have taken steps that are "disproportionate, unnecessary, or illegal" to curb COVID.
I wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the Cato Institute, addressing the important nondelegation and "major questions" issues raised by the federal government's awful policy.
Austrian Politicians Say Vaccines Are the Key to Ending the Pandemic. They're Also Ordering the Vaccinated Back Into Lockdown.
The latest restrictions come less than a week after the country ordered its unvaccinated population into lockdown.
Thousands of Federal Prisoners Aren't Getting Mandated Time Credits Because Prison Officials Won't Negotiate
COVID-19 has led to foot dragging in implementing some FIRST STEP Act reforms.
For obvious reasons, this important issue wasn't in the first edition of the book. But it's covered in some detail in the new one.
The legislation will have a negative impact on the labor supply and send high prices soaring even higher.
Matt Ridley and Alina Chan, authors of the new book Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19, say the preponderance of evidence now points toward a lab origin and genetic engineering.
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A petition has been filed asking the full court to hear the legal challenges to the OSHA COVID-19 vaccinate-or-test mandate.
As a result of the multi-district litigation lottery process, all of the challenges will be heard in a single circuit.
Unlike in neighboring counties, D.C.'s mandate was never tied to specific metrics.
Assessing the Fifth Circuit's Decision Staying OSHA's Vaccinate-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard
While the court identified serious problems with the new OSHA regulation requiring larger employers to vaccinate or test their workers, its opinion was rushed and sloppy.
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A unanimous three-judge panel concludes that the decree "grossly exceeds OSHA's statutory authority."
Biden Administration, School Board Association Colluded To Direct FBI Scrutiny at Parents Who Were Critical of School Boards
The National School Boards Association considers aggrieved parents essentially "domestic terrorists," and the FBI agreed to crack down on them.
A federal judge concluded that the Texas governor's ban on mask mandates illegally discriminated against students with disabilities.
Is the COVID-19 virus an "agent"?
Misinformation and bad policy can only be defeated by robust, open debate in the public square.
The full court will consider the proper standard for judicial review of COVID restrictions in religious institutions.
The CDC's Director Implies That Face Masks Are More Effective Than Vaccines at Preventing COVID-19 Infection
Rochelle Walensky seems to be relying on a laboratory study that did not measure infection risk.
Residents of other liberal democracies see the U.S. as respecting liberty even as authoritarianism advances globally.