14,000 Lives: ‘Rare Case Where Racial Biases’ Protected Blacks

The New health CareFewer opioid prescriptions meant fewer deaths (possibly 14,000), but the episode also reveals how prevalent and harmful stereotypes can be, even if implicit.Published Nov. 25, 2019Updated Dec. 2, 2019When the opioid crisis began to escalate some 20 years ago, many African-Americans had a layer of protection against it.But that protection didn’t come…

What the 2019 Election Means for 2020 – The New York Times

On PoliticsFour lessons from Tuesday night.Credit…Tim LahanNov. 6, 2019There was at least one clear loser in last night’s elections: my dream of reaching Inbox Zero.My email (current unread count: 40,149!) is now flooded with hundreds more messages, all from overjoyed Democratic organizations, strategists and candidates eager to get their piece of the credit for the…