The Masks Are (Finally) Coming Off

People walk under signs urging mask-wearing and social distancing during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 24, 2021. (Yana Paskova/Reuters)
It seems that respectable liberals are starting to abandon their scientifically unjustified COVID precautions.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D avid Leonhardt writes the Morning newsletter for the New York Times. He used to host a Times podcast, The Argument, and listening to him there I decided he was the most useful person in journalism, because he is a perfect avatar of our leadership class.

I found listening to him think out loud utterly maddening in a way that listening to out-and-out left-wingers wasn’t. He’s soft-spoken. He’s practical. He’s liberal, but not a leftist. Fundamentally, he believes in markets and our Constitution, and his belief is reassured by how often these things work against Republicans. He thinks the media has a

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