‘Tis the holiday season and the heroes of Fox News are valiantly arraying their forces in the War On Christmas, even as ICU beds are filling up and a new strain of COVID has arrived.
In the spirit of the season I am making a special plea to Rupert Murdoch to deliver a Christmas miracle: stop killing us.
That’s it, that’s the tweet.
Wait, this is an article? I have to write more. OK then.
The partisan COVID gap has gotten worse
Republicans have been more reluctant to get vaccinated and more likely to die as a result. This trend was obfuscated initially because COVID emerged in blue states on the coasts, and because conservatives had at least some stake in dampening the pandemic when Trump was still president. As those conditions have disappeared, the partisan divide has become undeniable.
If you want to follow the evolution of these…