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Fauci can’t use science to excuse his missteps

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Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, keeps saying that his critics are “really criticizing science because I represent science.” Maybe he even believes it. But it might be time for science to find another spokesman.

The Supreme Court seems poised to overturn Roe v. Wade

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Chief Justice John Roberts is searching for a compromise to preserve some basic right to abortion while moving it earlier in pregnancy, perhaps as early as 15 weeks.

Why are blue-collar Americans dying of despair?

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This is one of a series of interviews by Bloomberg Opinion columnists on how to solve the world’s most pressing policy challenges. It has been edited for length and clarity.

What’s worst about omicron so far is the uncertainty

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So here we go again. The coronavirus has mutated, as we’ve always known it would, and the new variant, called omicron, is spreading fast. Should we be scared or sanguine?

The dangers of guns at protests are too big to ignore

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Unsurprisingly, the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict has exposed some fierce divisions among Americans. On one matter, though, there ought to be renewed consensus: It doesn’t help to have guns displayed at political rallies and protests.

Only winning over skeptics can avoid shocks like omicron

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How do we ensure that the world has access to the COVID-19 vaccines needed to prevent more variants like the latest omicron strain from emerging?

Keep calm and carry on vaccinating

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At least we’re learning. Remember when the early reaction to the outbreak of a deadly virus in Wuhan was to discourage people from changing their travel plans?

Commentary: Modi’s reform momentum has finally hit a wall in India

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Investors must be wondering what promise New Delhi will break next as the ruling party tries to win upcoming state elections.

For Thanksgiving, some answers on the meaning of life

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It’s Thanksgiving season, and whatever your manner of celebration, chances are that you’ll enjoy some time off from work. If, like most of us, you’re gathering with family and friends, you might even pause to consider what exactly gives meaning to your life.

Tyler Cowen: Of course stereotypes are holding women back

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Is there a gender-based promotion gap? Are there too many women who do well on the job, but are not considered seriously for career advancement?

Why is it so hard to get a rapid COVID test in the US?

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When the travel ban was finally lifted this month, Brits visiting the U.S. got a shock. Not only were rapid COVID tests hard to find; prices were at rip-off levels.

Black Friday deals not cutting it? Wait a few weeks

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To snag some of this year’s Black Friday deals, a car won’t do you much good — try an ocean liner. Plenty of would-be holiday gifts are still at sea, caught up in a mess of global shipping delays.

Biden’s inflation pitch doesn’t pass the laugh test

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President Joe Biden has taken to saying that the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” legislation will reduce inflation. This spin isn’t just unconvincing. It underscores the absurdity of the Democrats’ political project.

Commentary: When energy pipelines are political, everyone suffers

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The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline from the Caspian Sea to an export terminal on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast was not the obvious commercial choice to get Azerbaijan’s crude to market, but it was chosen because it met the goals of avoiding Iran (even though it would have been cheaper to build there and gotten better access to Asian markets) and being independent of transit across Russia.

Black Friday bargain hunters, prepare to be disappointed

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The bargain bonanza that is Black Friday has begun. Only there are fewer special offers this year, and those that are being advertised aren’t quite so eye-catching. You can blame the global supply chain meltdown for the dearth of doorbusters.

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