Morning Jolt: Contradictory Conclusions and Assessments

On the menu today: The late comedian George Carlin used to joke: "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" There's probably a perspective at work in how people respond to the ongoing pandemic — you most likely know someone who seems to be paranoid and overreacting, and you probably also know someone who seems to be taking unwise risks. Why do some people become Karens and some people become lackadaisical? Also, a pollster with a record of being on one end of the range of results suddenly offers a surprising result.

If Someone You Know Seems Too Fearful of the Coronavirus, Here's Why . . .

The Onion's first post-9/11 edition offered the hilarious and painfully plausible story: "In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the Cedar Rapids Public Library is undertaking steps to tighten security, library officials announced Monday. 'As caretakers of the most prominent ...

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Contradictory Conclusions and Assessments

On the menu today: The late comedian George Carlin used to joke: "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" There's probably a perspective at work in how people respond to the ongoing pandemic — you most likely know someone who seems to be paranoid and overreacting, and you probably also know someone who seems to be taking unwise risks. Why do some people become Karens and some people become lackadaisical? Also, a pollster with a record of being on one end of the range of results suddenly offers a surprising result.

If Someone You Know Seems Too Fearful of the Coronavirus, Here's Why . . .

The Onion's first post-9/11 edition offered the hilarious and painfully plausible story: "In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the Cedar Rapids Public Library is undertaking steps to tighten security, library officials announced Monday. 'As caretakers of the most prominent ...   READ MORE

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