Covid Reemerges: Why You Shouldn’t Panic

According to news reports, new COVID-19 variants are on the rise and are being closely monitored for pandemic spread. Media headlines clearly show we’re again facing a coordinated fear campaign to drive people into vaccination clinics In the U.S., EG.5, nicknamed Eris, has been declared a “variant of interest,” which means it is being monitored


Fat Elephant Is Coming

Independent Sentinel will have a new name and a new address in about a week. We’re retiring Independent Sentinel and becoming Fat Elephant at We like elephants. There was an expression used in the Revolutionary War, the civil war, and the Mexican war, “see the elephant.” The origins could have been in India. What


Masks Return to New York Hospitals

The New York health system reinstated masking policies at its facilities on Aug. 23. “Because of an uptick in COVID-19 cases, masks are once again required in all clinical areas at UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS Binghamton General Hospital, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, and UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, as well as primary and specialty care


Trump the terrible terrifies academic leftists

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. Donald Trump is the scourge of the academic left, only exceeded by the media in their hate for the “Orange Man”. In spite of his prestigious Wharton School pedigree and commercial successes, they repeatedly disparage his accomplishments.  Border controls, low inflation, stable prices, and