A newsletter about the complexity of making good public policy in the midst of a global pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged global policy makers in ways unheard of in most of our lifetimes. Fraught as they were, the credit crisis
Historians are fond of saying that the past doesn’t repeat itself; it rhymes.
To understand the present, we have to understand how we got here.
That’s where this newsletter comes in.
I’m a professor of American history.
I’m an award-winning journalist. I’ve covered the stuff Toronto City Council does for eight years. I was the first person to start fact-checking Mayor Rob Ford’s claim to have saved Toronto $1 billion. I track council votes so you know what…