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Tracy Warner

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  1. On the walk to work this morning I passed the usual groups of children trudging to school, headed toward the elementary school to the south and the middle school to the west. They must be out for some early activity or the breakfast shift. Many heft backpacks filled, I presume, with books, heavy enough to cause them to waddle like little bipedal turtles, if there were such a thing. I had to swerve around one lad who had pencil in hand, writing in a notebook as he walked, deep in ...
  2. It is not news. Washington’s economy, as it is in most every modern industrial state, is dependent on moving goods and people from place to place efficiently. Time really is money. Time lost, with products or employees stuck in traffic, is money lost. Money lost reduces profits, from which all our financial strength derives.
  3. OK, so I will worry about Ebola. It is a reasonable thing to worry about deadly infectious diseases, and Ebola is certainly that. I think we should make great efforts in prudent prevention.
  4. I do not worry about Ebola. It all looks scary with those poor people dying in Africa and all the horrible suffering, but I do not worry about it. The experts in communicable disease tell us that everything’s fine, that my chance of contracting Ebola is less than being stuck by lightning three times during my lunch break Friday. You can’t catch it except when an infected person shows symptoms, like fever, and even then you only get it through contact with their contaminated bodily fluids, like blood and vomit ...
  5. It’s a simple story, really. Police ignore laws they otherwise enforce, and the unprivileged public reacts unfavorably.