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One mad idea to bind them

We need a new theory of general relativity to explain the wave of crazy in Halifax County and around the world.

Sliding toward shutdown

Just as paper products have begun to return to grocery store shelves, the United States — a vast swath of it, anyway — is edging back into shutdown mode due to the coronavirus.

Tune in, and turn out

One thing I would think we all can agree on nowadays is there’s so much bad news floating around — between mass protests, looting and rioting, eruptions of violence committed by and against police, a deadly pandemic, and, not least of all, a U.S. political system tottering on the brink — that it’s hard not to look away from daily outrages against the domestic tranquility. Bad acts roll in like hurricanes. Who among us can be faulted for wanting to tune everything out?

Shattered state of mind

Since we’re all supposed to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time, it also shouldn’t be too hard to hold two different thoughts in mind at once.

Counting up

At this writing more than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, a loss that overwhelms our ability to appropriately mourn the dead. With no vaccine and no known treatment in sight, the plan moving forward seems to be to hope for the best, even if by now we should all know hope is not a plan.

Radical quo

Having written the story on our front page Monday that caused something of a stir — in the same way an EF5 tornado settling over a farm pond might cause a stir — I feel obligated to say something about the contents reported therein.

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