Campaigns Are like K-Dramas

Political campaigns have, over the last few centuries, been compared to any number of things. They’ve been likened to beauty pageants, marathons, boxing matches, horse races, and military conflicts, to name a few well-worn analogies.

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OC Board of Education Gets It Wrong

For background: https://voiceofoc.org/2020/07/oc-board-of-education-recommends-return-to-school-without-masks-or-social-distancing/. Image above by Julie Leopo for the Voice of OC.

I’m so saddened by the votes of Orange County Department of Education board members Tim Shaw, Mari Barke, Dr. Lisa Sparks, and Dr. Ken Williams. I don’t question that they want what’s best for kids. But the board majority made two big mistakes: they curtly dismissed a clear preponderance of scientific evidence and seemed to lack empathy for concerned teachers and many frightened parents.

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